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Liberals, Doobies, Hippie-Hair, Politics, and Personal Identity

This election has transformed a lot of ordinary, “this is what I had for lunch” blogs into hotbeds of unbelievably heated political debate. As you have seen over the last few weeks, this has even affected our own humble little DroppedIn. Now, it’s one thing when Jillian jumps on late-night and drops a few barbs [...]

21Oct2008 | | 12 comments | Continued
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Our Part in the War on Poverty

That’s different than a war for poverty or a war on the impoverished, right? I think. I hope it is. Cause I don’t support those. We do what we can, in our own way, which up to this point has entailed sponsoring Tom, who worked outside the Korean deli on the corner of Court and [...]

15Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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The Last Debauched Days

So, I was going to start getting in shape. Like really getting in shape and quit drinking and stop eating really bad processed foods that I only started eating in Mexico because so much of the food is so unappealing. I’m only in my twenties for a precious few more weeks and then it’s all [...]

12Oct2008 | | 4 comments | Continued
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Not That One But This One

8Oct2008 | | 4 comments | Continued
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The Flintstones is Based on a True Story

29Sep2008 | | 3 comments | Continued
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Jesus is Just Alright

Inspired by Heather and other higher powers, I present a video response by Millie and Nick.

28Sep2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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The Debate Is On, Motherflickers

We’re making meatloaf and awaiting the American Network’s presentation of tonight’s performance. p.s. when you Google image search for “meatloaf” you are rewarded with equal parts this: and this:

26Sep2008 | | 7 comments | Continued
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Would You Like to Buy an Om?

It isn’t a real estate mystery that home buyers are sold by more than a solid foundation and southerly light. We buy an idea of a life that we may lead in our new home. Whether it’s a snug Maine farmhouse built in 1880, a mission style mansion on the California Coast or a house [...]

24Sep2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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The Good Woman of Chelem

Well, “good” is a bit of a stretch and “woman” while technically true still feels like an exaggeration (even though I turn 30 in less than 50 days). I do live in Chelem, more or less, for now, and with much publicized reluctance. So wait, which part of this title is true or relevant or [...]

23Sep2008 | | 3 comments | Continued
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Hope All Is Sunny In Superficial California

I will never live in Southern California, despite the lure of Beach Boys and fish tacos. I don’t trust a place without seasons; There you cannot cultivate pathos, wit or sincerity.

19Sep2008 | | 5 comments | Continued
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We Are Pioneers

Malcolm and I moved far away to build a better life. While we do have family they are scarce and scattered and most of those individuals do not perform traditional roles in our lives. That’s ok. We’re a family now, the two of us; I am in the process of becoming a Bedell officially and [...]

12Sep2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Colloquial: a person who appears gruff and or cynical but in truth is sensitive, bordering on saccharine. As in, “Mr Davies, our taciturn math teacher, proved to be an old softie when given a chance to hold the class puppy.” There is a new baby in the family today and, as it turns out, new [...]

9Sep2008 | | 1 comment | Continued