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Screwed: sex education then and now

A piece on sex ed came across my screen yesterday — touching mainly on how bad we are at teaching our children about sex. This sent me on a nostalgic trip to the not-so-distant past (this is not true: it was a long time ago), when sex education came to my junior high school and plowed over us innocents like a freight train. 479 more words

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Drying times in California

For my birthday on Friday, we drove up to Lake Tahoe from our new digs in Cool — it’s just an hour on I-80 — and hiked into the Desolation Wilderness. 314 more words

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Dee-pressing

So anyway, tomorrow’s my birthday, and feeling kind of plucky and carefree at the moment, I went to this website, How Old Do I Look? 44 more words

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Doomed, doomed I tell you!

Ran across this interactive shockfest over the weekend and thought I’d better raise the alarm. It’s called “Your Life On Earth — How you and the world have changed since you were born.” … 132 more words

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Another useful product you didn't know you needed

It was only a matter of time before someone came up with this, and now that I see them I must have a pair. They’re sure to keep my hands fresh and dry. 67 more words

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Pike's pique


Did you see this story in the Times yesterday? Seems a couple from Denver wants to establish a specialized library on an abandoned ranch way up high in the Rockies. 451 more words

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The things people believe...

Apropos of nothing particularly relevant to this blog, I offer this image to brighten your day. It came from this Tumblr.

I used to do a lot of writing about politics and social issues, on my old blog, “Brother Kenya’s Paradigm,” but the more I immersed myself in that world the more frustrated I got with it. 190 more words

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