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Staying Connected

Today I took the local commuter train to Chicago to have lunch with the professor who was my advisor when I was working on my Master’s thesis.  I graduated from Lake Forest College’s M/LS program almost twenty years ago, so

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Labor Day

Today is Labor Day, the national holiday that, according to Wikipedia, “honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country.” Canada celebrates on the same day that we

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Design Guy

Today is Design Guy’s birthday. From what he told me in our last chat, he and his partner are taking twenty-four hours and getting off the grid. Going to a small resort in an upstate New York meadow. Probably having

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Olympic Musings

As the 2016 Olympic Games finish with the closing ceremony tomorrow evening, I have a few random thoughts.

I lost interest in the broadcasts once the gymnasts – both male and female – completed their competitions.  I like track and

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Still Loving the Olympics . . . But

We are one week into the 2016 Summer Olympics.  The gymnasts have left the building and the track and field stars have taken their place. The swimming competition is winding down with Michael Phelps looking forward to his final swim

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I Love the Olympics

The 2016 Olympics in Rio have been in full swing for three days, and I’m loving it even though I haven’t seen all of the coverage.  My favorite events are swimming, gymnastics, high diving, and track and field. But I’m

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Launched!

So . . . if you’re not on the Spectacled Bear mailing list or my own Anne Brandt mailing list, you wouldn’t know that we launched the publishing company site forty-eight hours ago. After months of preparation, we are ready

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Philip & Phoebe

Here is the front cover of Philip & Phoebe, the first book published by Spectacled Bear. It debuts in three days. Our press kit notes that this little story was forty years in the making.  But the theme

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RNC

Today is the official start of the Republican National Committee’s quadrennial convention, the one where the next GOP nominee for President of the United States is confirmed. I’ve watched a couple previews over the past weekend that focused on the

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Marathon Musings

I’ve never been to Duluth, MN, and might never have come now except for my son Kevin’s plans to participate in Grandma’s Marathon tomorrow. It’s the fortieth anniversary running of this event; and it’s being acknowledged in a big way.

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