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Northfield under water

The Cannon River through downtown Northfield has flooded after five inches of rain. I’m a mile or so from the river — and it’s not that big a river — but my son Peter, who lives closer but is still … Continue reading

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Kindle talk, with touches of autism

So my son Peter and I were noodling back and forth by e-mail, as we do now and again when some vagrant idea catches our fancy, and along the way it occurred to me that there were some points that … Continue reading

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For sale online . . .

I followed a link from Instapundit to a Strategy Page post about Japan’s new class of aircraft carriers, and at the end of the comments there’s an eBay ad, under the heading “Aircraft Carrier,” that says, “Browse a huge selection … Continue reading

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Tiger, tiger

Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution says: Sunday cat blogging Tyler Cowen Where do most tigers live? In the United States it turns out. There are 4,000 tigers residing in captivity in Texas alone, where private ownership of tigers is legal. … Continue reading

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(Un)Spiritual (Un)Progressives

Some while back I began getting e-mails from a group calling itself the Network for Spiritual Progressives. By building the network, it says in its latest, “we can make a real contribution to replacing a culture of selfishness and materialism … Continue reading

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Marriage and caste in America

Kay Hymowitz was in Denver recently to speak at the annual “Smart Marriages” conference, one of those elaborate affairs put on largely for people who need to earn continuing education credits to keep their jobs – family therapists, marriage counselors … Continue reading

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