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TN Read-Along #15: Suffering Succotash
July 25, 2012 – 5:09 AM | 88 Comments
TN Read-Along #15: <I>Suffering Succotash</I>

"What do you mean raisins 'don't totally suck,' Jacques?"
Just a reminder that this is a couple weeks away! The freebies have gone out, so if you still need a copy, try one of the links …

Red Ops Day 8: Joplin, MO
May 30, 2012 – 12:11 AM | 12 Comments
Red Ops Day 8: Joplin, MO

5 PM
All righty, Nation. Donations have been a liiiiiiittle casual so far today; we haven't broken a thousand bucks and we still have 7 full projects to complete if we want to get that 1K …

Out With The Crowd: "You are not Herb Brooks"
May 3, 2012 – 8:32 AM | 15 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "You are not Herb Brooks"

In this installment of Out With The Crowd, I talked with TN/baseball regular commenter — and level-headed Red Sox fan — BSD about Cherington agonistes, chicken tattletales, and stabilizing douchebags. We spoke on April 21 …

The Vine: April 6, 2012
April 6, 2012 – 11:51 AM | 26 Comments
The Vine: April 6, 2012

Do some good on Good Friday; head over to the Dewey Donation drive, and help kids in Thailand and/or Washington DC find their long-lost books! I gave a whole doorstop's worth of Sandra Boynton this morning …

TN Movie Meet-Up: Steeeeeeeeeve!
March 25, 2012 – 11:05 AM | 10 Comments
TN Movie Meet-Up: Steeeeeeeeeve!

Thanks so much to everyone who came out for The Trouble With Bliss and post-movie pints — such fun to meet everyone and talk sports, stripper names, and more. And to that waywardly hilarious soul wailing …

From the Platonic cave of amazing thank-you notes
March 16, 2012 – 10:42 AM | 11 Comments
From the Platonic cave of amazing thank-you notes

Yesterday, I received a delightful thank-you note in the mail from the White Russian, her partner Drummer, and their toddler for the holiday gifts I got her and the fam. Yes, the winter holidays. Yes, …

Your Favoritest Thing: A Poll
January 23, 2012 – 7:13 AM | 72 Comments
Your Favoritest Thing: A Poll

Dave Dickerson and I want to know which of Maria's favorite things is your favorite. We may or may not have a dollar bet on how various favorite things finish in this extremely scientific accounting of …

Back to School: High Art, SLaP, and more
September 8, 2011 – 6:57 AM | 13 Comments
Back to School: <I>High Art</I>, SLaP, and more

A roundup of what I've written and watched recently…

Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 17: Elko, NV to Rock Springs, WY
August 14, 2011 – 10:04 PM | 19 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 17: Elko, NV to Rock Springs, WY

There are two kinds of women in the world: the kind who are like, "Sam Elliott? He's a pretty good actor, I liked him in that Cher movie," and the kind who would knock you …

Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 15: San Francisco, CA
August 11, 2011 – 10:19 AM | 5 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 15: San Francisco, CA

I hadn't let myself dwell on it, because what good would it have done except to paralyze me, but a part of me believed I wouldn't get to California, that I would end up towed …