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Monthly Archive: August 2008

Aug 09 2008

Upcoming Four Stone Hearth

For those of you looking for the place where the August 13th Four Stone Hearth carnival will be hosted, you’re in the right place. Please e-mail me your links to me at stephanie.zvan on Gmail. For those of you who haven’t a clue what I’m talking about, stop back by on the 13th for a …

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Aug 07 2008

How’s the Weather…in India?

I was chatting with a coworker in Gurgaon today. We were waiting for my computer to behave, and he asked, “How’s the weather in Minneapolis?” I told him, feeling a bit silly for not being able to estimate the temperature in Celsius (it was early–for me). Then I asked what his weather was like this …

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Aug 07 2008

Why Vaccinate? For the Youngest

Measles is back in Minnesota. The Minnesota child, who lives in Hennepin County but who has not been identified, is 10 months old — too young to have received a measles vaccine that is typically given at 12 months. The child became ill on July 29 and was in two clinics, an emergency room and …

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Aug 05 2008

Too Much Editing?

We went to see The Dark Knight this weekend, and it was okay. A few years ago, I might have told you it was wonderful. Even now, it beats any other comic book movie I’ve seen, and I see most of them. Heath Ledger really was as amazing as everyone says. For the first time, …

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Aug 05 2008

Just Askin’

Say, anybody got some Christian babies to spare? I have a friend who’s trying to quit smoking, and supplies are running low.

Aug 03 2008

Stereotypes in Comedy

A couple weeks ago, as part of a review event for Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy, the question of stereotypes in movies was raised. A number of reviewers felt that black and gay characters in the movie were stereotypes. Much discussion ensued, including input from people who hadn’t seen the movie. Okay, I took part …

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Aug 03 2008

Americans Abroad

A few years ago, on a trip to Scotland, our group found an unusual way to cut costs and improve our experience at the same time. We were greeted in a very friendly way in a non-customer service culture. A buffet restaurant tripped over itself to make custom celiac-friendly dishes for one of us. We …

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Aug 02 2008

You Want to Sell Me What?

When the doorbell rings late on a Saturday morning, it means one of two things. Unfortunately, it’s almost never one of the neighborhood kids who wants to make some money cutting my grass. No, instead it’s someone who wants me to buy their god. Today’s was special. I was getting ready to run out and …

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Aug 01 2008

Last Month’s Explosion Continued

Transcriptase is the new site where some writers who had material in the Helix archives have reposted their work. We’re talking free fiction here, people, good stuff, including a story from Janis Ian. Go. Read. Enjoy.

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