Monthly Archives: February 2015

A Republic, If You Can Keep It

“The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” goes the phrase often, and likely erroneously attributed to Thomas Jefferson. It’s most likely an abbreviated version of Ireland’s apparently dreamy John Philpot Curran‘s “The condition upon which God hath given liberty to … Continue reading

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“Well, she was wearing an awfully short skirt.”

Placed under my wife’s windshield wiper while she was shopping at the local supermarket: There is nothing wrong with the flier per se. The advice listed amounts to no more than a reminder to use common sense. But there is … Continue reading

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On Made Up Holidays

Forgetting an important occasion can lead to embarrassment, so you can understand my relief when I came upon a tweet posted last Monday by @BHamRestaurantRaider which read, “So today is #NationalPizzaDay Where will you celebrate?” Thus was avoided a repeat … Continue reading

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How to Dominate Social Media and Influence People

I’m not certain why websites run international stories in their regional editions, but that’s just what the International Business Times did. In their Australian edition they ran a story about Twitter earners which claims that according to Forbes, over the … Continue reading

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It’s National Signing Day!

It’s National Sign… but then you already know that from the title. Barring a meteor strike it looks like my beloved Crimson Tide will be reeling in another top ranked recruiting class. The cocktail hour may come early today. Limited … Continue reading

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Hello to All That

Although I’ve allowed it to meander from the proscribed path, this blog has its roots in the appreciation of food and wine and in the proper preparation and enjoyment of the same. In keeping with that idea, let me perfunctorily … Continue reading

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The Greatest Movie Ever Made

If I were trapped on a desert island with only five movies I would likely choose a series of documentaries with titles like How to Survive on a Desert Island for Dummies, How to Purify Salt Water, The Idiots Guide … Continue reading

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