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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.

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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Need something new to do on Sunday afternoons

See, I know something about football. I never played it on any organized level, but I was a fan of the college and the pro game since childhood. A football game on TV is something I can watch in the … Continue reading

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Periodic work upheaval

This April, my employer offered early retirement packages to selected staff. I was not included in this group; I’ve heard I missed their age cutoff by one year. (Age was just one criterion for selection.) This offer hit my department … Continue reading

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What’s up?

Long time, no write. Sorry. Work continues. Still composing large-type books. Only sometimes does it seem like the same book over and over. My sister and her husband moved another thirty miles north of where they were before. They’d been … Continue reading

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That one time at Altivo’s place

There was a lot to LiveJournal, back in the day. (Same can be said for a lot of things, I suppose. *side-eye look at Gotham City Cafe*) I spent a good lot of time digging this up out of a … Continue reading

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Life history of a North American birder

I’ve been watching birds for over 45 years now. Not the same birds, of course.* My mom got me (age 10) started in November, 1972, in our backyard in Detroit. We kept monthly lists and of course overall “life lists.” … Continue reading

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We like these words

A few days ago I linked to the Lake Superior State University’s list of Banished Words. Now for a positive post: Here is the list of the top 10 “words that deserve to be used more often in conversation and … Continue reading

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