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Driveway Blockage - Rear

Driveway Blockage - Rear

Here is a view of our driveway, from the house, after the top of a large tree was blown down in the windstorms yesterday.

(Second attempt at adding this to my blog via Flickr.)

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First photo from phone to blog

From phone

First photo from phone to blog

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Diner Democrats

(Originally published in Greater Democracy)

Diner Democrats don’t want to be leaders. They don’t want to go to Washington. They believe in representational democracy and want to get good Representatives in Washington. Diner Democrats don’t even really want to be involved in political campaigns. If they have to, they will, and they will do a great job, because Diner Democrats are doers. They get things done.

Diner Democrats get involved in politics because they have to, because there is something important that needs to get done, that no one else is dealing with. They need to see that a park gets fixed or a bike path goes in.

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The Archetypal Angst of Nick Collision – Episode 236

When we last met saw our hero, he was sitting in front of his computer. As a matter of fact, just about anytime we see our hero, he is sitting in front of his computer. He had just been kicked off of an IRC channel because of a nick collision. “Nick Collision”, Nick thought. What a wonderful pseudonym for a super hacker.

Meanwhile off in another part of cyberspace, Nick struck up a discussion about angst. He had posted to a blog, talking about ‘Teen Angst’, but the Spam Filter wouldn’t allow the word ‘Teen’, so he had to change his message to ‘Adolescent Angst’.

One person commented, “It's taken me more than 40 years to learn that none of my personal feelings aren't universal.”

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It’s about the fun.

(Originally published in Greater Democracy)

Recently, I’ve been on many mailing lists bewailing the results of the November election. There are discussions about how to reform the Democratic Party. Should Howard Dean become the DNC Chair? Should people leave and start a new centrist party or a new progressive party? Fighting between Democrats is rampant on the mailing lists, all as everyone searches for new messages, new ways to frame messages, and new voices to deliver the messages.

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