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The Kindness of Strangers

The Kindness of Strangers

[E]ach time we make a choice that puts self ahead of others, each time we withhold a word of compassion for a troubled friend, we shift the balance, albeit slightly, toward a chaotic society. By contrast, each time we smile at someone on the street, each time we extend a caring hand to a fellow traveler in distress, we move […]

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Now I’ve done it.

Now I’ve done it.

Went and ordered one of these thingies: Unfortunately iPhone 4.0s are on back-order for three weeks. In the meantime, I’ll just have to enjoy the new OS upgrade on my 3G iPhone. Folders! Wee! I’m just sayin’…

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How my iPhone has changed my life

How my iPhone has changed my life

Last week I was working at a customer’s location and the technician I was working with, an iPhone-user himself (kinda like a “heroin-user”???) asked me, “How would you feel if you lost your iPhone?” Without hesitating for a second I replied, “Lost and bereft.” He nodded and laughed. We’re addicts, pure and simple. On my way back to Michigan, I […]

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Daughter-Proud

Daughter-Proud

This is my EclectaDaughter, Arleigh. She graduates from Michigan State University in a few weeks with a degree in bassoon performance. We had the absolute joyful pleasure of attending her senior recital this past weekend. Below are two pieces from the recital. Arleigh is a remarkable kid. She managed to pay for the vast majority of her undergraduate degree with […]

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Wife-Proud

Wife-Proud

Exposure Detroit ExhibitOriginally uploaded by Ånne See that third name there? Anne Savage? That’s my wife. I’m a proud husband. I’m just sayin’…

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Goodbye, Thelma Meyer – 1916-2010

Goodbye, Thelma Meyer – 1916-2010

This is Thelma Meyer, photographed last fall just after she turned 93 years old by my wife Anne, one of Thelma’s many grandchildren. Thelma passed away last week after complications resulting from a hip-breaking fall. Thelma Meyer was one of the most inspiring liberals I have ever met. Thelma, or “Nana” as her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids called her, was […]

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“Two North” advances to the final round

“Two North” advances to the final round

Thanks so much to all of the folks that read and voted for my short story “Two North” at Bookrix. I was notified yesterday that my story was in the top ten out of over 400 entries (I came in 7th.) This qualifies it to advance to the final round where it will be judged by a panel of folks […]

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Hangin’ with The Obama Girls

Hangin’ with The Obama Girls

My good buddy Lynne. In from New York. I’m just sayin’…

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Eclectablog has its first 1,000-hit day

Eclectablog has its first 1,000-hit day

Wahoo! 1,010 hits and it’s not midnight yet. I’d like to thank my mom and my wife and Rachel Maddow and Reddit and… I’m just sayin’… ===============UPDATE: Final count is… 2,163! Wow.

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Pucker up!

Pucker up!

Happy Valentines Day. Appropriately represented by my wife’s awesome photo ;) Pucker up!Originally uploaded by Ånne

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Happy Saturday Night

Happy Saturday Night

Sopranos on DVD, popcorn and martinis. Happy Saturday ;) I’m just sayin’…

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