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Serial Comma Yes!

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
At least, with regards to labor disputes in the state of Maine, where delivery drivers for Oakhurst Dairies have won their case for overtime pay, based on the absence of a serial comma…

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Fairness for Politicians

Congress wants to take away health insurance from Americans?  Cool.  Let’s take away government-subsidized heath insurance from Congress and their families.  They’re all millionaires; they can afford to buy insurance on the economy. Sign the Petition.    

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Why So Much Online Discourse Sucks: My Theory

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
It’s simply this: In order for local standards of civility (whether those be vanilla-custard bland or three-chili-pepper strong, it matters not) to be maintained, what’s required is vigorous, hands-on, and visible moderation. Simply…

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We Sing It and Chant It

A celebration of early music featuring our chorale in collaboration with the Music Institute Recorder Orchestra, and the Music Institute Viola da Gamba Ensemble.      

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Business Cards, I Have Them

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Now all I have to do is figure out the most effective way to deploy them. Do I press them into the hands of all I meet? Do I save them for giving…

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Consider This an Unsolicited Recommendation

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
I have successfully obtained a refund for a piece of software that was on the netbook I don’t use any more. I had thought that when I purchased a year’s subscription that I…

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A Magic Set for a Young Person

Consider the Little Box of Magic Tricks from Barron’s.  I’ve seen the Ideal 100-Trick Spectacular Magic Show Suitcase well spoken-of.   Consider too Joshua Jay’s The Complete Magician Kit. The Klutz Book of Magic  includes props and can be considered a … Continue reading

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My Theory on Villainy

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
All good stories need a villain, or, more properly, an antagonist.  (“Villain” is so judgmental, really — not to mention classist, since its origins lie in the Anglo-French and Old French vilain “peasant,…

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How Long Did It Take You to Write That?

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
This is one of those questions, like “Where do you get your ideas?”, that people will keep asking writers – and like the question about ideas, it’s one that doesn’t have an answer,…

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Boskone, Day Two

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Jim Macdonald and I have a reading at 1 PM in Griffin, here in the Westin hotel, and we’re going to be reading a brand-new, just-finished short story . . . one that…

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