July 2009

64 articles in July 2009

Once again, I revisited A Prairie Home Companion, and once again, I came away with a profound respect for Altman, Keillor, and the cast. I don’t know why this movies gets me the way it does, but it always succeeds. It’s got music, comedy, fart jokes, Lindsey Lohan, fictional characters, …

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I just finished "The River of Doubt," a history of Theodore Roosevelt's exploration of the unknown River of Doubt (since renamed Roosevelt River). A really great history! After reading McCullough's Mornings on Horseback, I now have an interesting sense of Roosevelt. I've read his biography up until he was 27 …

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I've really enjoyed blogging on Posterous. But the system has encouraged more "what Erik's doing" blogging as opposed to "what Erik thinks about" blogging. Of course, in addition to the new system, I now have a new job as the Executive Director of a non-profit, and that makes me a …

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via strangemaps.wordpress.com “The heartland portrayed here is a very literal one, composed by cleverly arranging all 50 US states to have their oblique sides help form the outline of a giant heart. Texas’ pointy southern extremity represents the bottom part of the iconic heart-shape, while the slightly wedge-shaped top of …

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