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Wow! You have a Great Face for Radio!

December 10, 2015

The conclusion that I have a great face for radio is something I came to determine on my own after having worked with a phone app named, “Periscope.”  What can you do. Aging comes to us all, and in the dog game, a weathered face should be regarded as evidence that the wearer has earned his […]

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The “Better Than Average Effect”

July 29, 2015
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It’s maddening to know someone who refuses to change their mind about an issue even when presented with evidence proving them wrong. Social psychologists call this “cognitive dissonance,” and as infuriating as it is for the rest of us, being wrong is so psychically uncomfortable for these people that they’ll avoid any situation that heightens […]

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National Purebred Dog Day 2015: A Review

May 11, 2015

Now that National Purebred Dog Day 2015 is in the rearview mirror and there’s been a chance to assess and reflect, can the day be considered a success, and if so, by what measure? Did it have an impact, what can be learned from it, and where do we go from here? To answer one […]

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May 1, 2015 National Purebred Dog Day Fun Photo Challenge

April 27, 2015

These Rules Apply to Each Photo Challenge Listed Below Unless Otherwise Indicated: 1) Limit one photo submission per person per “challenge;” 2) Photo caption must indicate the name of the challenge for which it is competing, or it will be put into the “general” contest (see below); 3) Each photo must include a purebred dog(s). […]

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The White Noise in our Sport

March 25, 2015
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Two women had no business trying to lift such an awkward piece of furniture, but what could I do. The lady had wandered through the open front door of my new house and insisted on being a good neighbor by helping move a chest of drawers. Despite my objections, she lifted the end nearest her […]

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Not Your Father’s AKC

October 9, 2014
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When Bill Clinton was president and in the throes of his “Monica Difficulties,” I happened to hear a radio interview of someone whose name I never did catch.  I could picture the man shrug as he opined that no one should be shocked by Clinton’s behavior around women because that’s just who he was. In […]

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Everything Old is New Again

July 31, 2014

Last weekend, I was sixteen again. Richard Nixon was President.  A man walked on the moon for the first time.  Sirhan Sirhan admitted to killing Robert Kennedy, James Earl Ray plead guilty to killing Martin Luther King, and Ted Kennedy plead guilty to leaving the scene of the fatal Chappaquiddick accident.  Sesame Street debuted on […]

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Shorthand to the Loss of Knowledge and Power

March 25, 2014
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On my first day of school as a seven year old, I made a momentous decision to flunk out of the second grade.  I hadn’t been at my new desk five minutes before I warily surveyed the scary cursive alphabet chart above the chalkboard, knew I’d be expected to learn it, and never would. With […]

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If You Know Where To Look…

December 5, 2013
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The University of Colorado in Boulder is an astonishingly beautiful campus, in large part because it’s nestled against a 290 million year old sandstone formation called the “Flatirons.” These “iron” shaped rocks are numbered as they run north and south and have always been popular with climbing enthusiasts.In my opinion, they’re never more beautiful than […]

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