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About songdogmi

I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.

Being social in 2018

A few days after my last blog post celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of joining LiveJournal, I killed off my LJ blog. Well, kind of — I selected the option to do that and it gave me a year to change … Continue reading

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Today is the fifteenth anniversary of my blog’s beginning on LiveJournal. I don’t think I have a lot to say about this, as I’ve written about my influences in a previous anniversary post. I’ve certainly fallen off the wagon as … Continue reading

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You can’t win if you don’t play

I bought a lottery ticket today for the Mega Millions multi-state draw. Since it has not been won for several weeks, the jackpot is up to a staggering $1.6 billion. If one individual wins it, they could probably pick up … Continue reading

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Telephonic evil

Everything is a mess; this is common knowledge. Here is my Exhibit A … of Part 422, Section XVII, Subsection 3: Telephones. A few months ago, I started getting more telemarketer phone calls than usual, most looking for a woman … Continue reading

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You know me, right? In the continuum of natural-to-unnatural, I’ll be the one with the binocs looking at birds and furry animules out in a relatively human-free landscape. Always have been bent that way, though I’m not outdoors enough to … Continue reading

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Music festival time

Last weekend I went to the 40th Hiawatha Music Festival, in Marquette, Michigan. I wish I remembered how many of them I’ve been to. The Ott Lake Rambler moved back to Marquette in 1997, so it’s no more than twenty … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with the news today is us

I just got mad at a chyron. (Which I think was originally a minor Greek god who announced short summaries of things best listened to in full as pronounced by major Greek gods.) It was on CNN, the video was … Continue reading

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