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My name is Michael, I've got a nickel

Isn't it amazing how something as simple as a song can take you back many, many years? Even if you haven't heard it in forever, it never fails to evoke memories for times gone by. That happened to me twice today.   Read More →
Posted April 6, 2010 at 9:04 PM by Michael

One more thing to make me feel a little older

A recent study has discovered that online blogging is no longer a young man's game. You know, just in case there was any doubt left that prose is a dying art.   Read More →
Posted March 10, 2010 at 1:03 AM by Michael

Wie sagen Sie auf Deutsch…?

Growing up, whenever someone asked where the name Itzoe came from, the general response was "It's French. It used to be spelled Itzoet and pronounced Ee-tsway" but the reality is no one really knew. Back in the Nineties my brother started doing geneological research. He was able to trace family back to Europe, but not to specific locations. However, a couple years ago, we found the town of Itzehoe, Germany. Having heard stories of non-English-speaking turn-of-the-century immigrants from Europe being assigned new names based on either their native land or whatever word the immigration official picked out from their native tongue, Itzehoe seems the best (and at this point only) candidate thus far. Summary: we're probably German. To boot, much of my wife's family is also German.   Read More →
Posted November 22, 2009 at 10:11 PM by Michael

All the crap that's fit to post

There's really no delicate way to put any of this, but it's a major medical development in my life, so I felt it bears exploiting explaining. Yes, I've had chronic diarrhea for quite some time, and I finally got around to doing something about it.   Read More →
Posted October 3, 2009 at 9:10 PM by Michael

We will never forget

I was going to write this to accompany today's comic, but this is too important to relegate anywhere but here.   Read More →
Posted September 11, 2009 at 5:09 PM by Michael

How I spent my summer vacation Labor Day weekend

What with the Labor Day weekend and all, we had the oh-so-original notion to take the kids on one last road trip to herald the end of summer. Wanting to travel relatively close to home, Cancun, Hawaii and Disney World were all out. Fortunately, we live within a couple-hour drive of some of the most exciting world-class tourist destinations in the, um, world.   Read More →
Posted September 7, 2009 at 8:09 PM by Michael

When fairness isn't

News today (actually, kinda old news) is that the Democrats want to revive the Fairness Doctrine, an old FCC regulation that stipulates broadcast companies must offer opposing views on political material. In particular, liberals are gunning for talk radio, which is dominated by conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. This is a bad idea all around.   Read More →
Posted February 13, 2009 at 11:02 AM by Michael

How long until it's not new anymore?

Whew, that was a nice vacation. What month is it, anyway? I guess I shouldn't be surprised with myself for not posting in a while, but I still feel something resembling either shame or regret. I always mean to do it, then don't.   Read More →
Posted January 5, 2009 at 11:01 PM by Michael

Talkin' turkey and other musings

Whoops, looks like I've fallen asleep at the wheel yet again. Must've been all that turkey (claims to the contrary notwithstanding). On the whole Thanksgiving went well, despite the minor gravy disaster, but a few turkey sandwiches later and I find I really didn't care. Actually, the turkey was gone by Monday, and who needed gravy anyway?   Read More →
Posted December 8, 2008 at 11:12 AM by Michael

Where we're going, we don't need roads

It's with perhaps a bit of irony that my Internet reading today went from Starfleet vessels to the possibility of finding life on Mars. One makes the argument for space exploration and colonization, and the other, for some, against.   Read More →
Posted May 13, 2008 at 3:05 PM by Michael
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