Category Archives: The Junk Drawer File

Scrooging and Grinching and the Heel-Face Turn

“Scrooge became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world… And it was always said of … Continue reading

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Honoring Real Life Heroes, or, Defying Mother Nature in the Key of “C”

This is a repost in honor of Veteran’s Day. On this blog I use the term Hero a bit liberally. Obviously, I use the word to (hopefully) inspire ordinary people to become for fully realized versions of themselves. But my … Continue reading

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Give ’em Hell Harry! The Greatest Escape of All

Repost from once upon a time… It’s Halloween. Allhallows Eve. Samhain. The perfect time for a scary story. So bolt your doors, lower the lights and gather ’round children, for a chilling tale of unearthly apparitions conjured by those who seek … Continue reading

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Viral Bandwagoneering: Your Harlem Shake Video Outlet Since 2013

Everyone in my wife’s family is sick. Grandma, nephews, nieces, brother, sister. No one was spared from the outbreak. Not sure if it’s food poisoning or some kind of bug, but it spread very quickly and now we can’t get … Continue reading

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Junk Drawer File: Non-canonical Work and the Harlem Shake

As an addendum to my last post, or a couple of shiny objects that distracted me while I was writing it, I submit the following. Sherlock Holmes, in the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle canon, never uttered the famous phrase, “Elementary … Continue reading

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St. Rachel and My Biblically Bad Junk Drawer

“I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.  A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that … Continue reading

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