Author Archives: Aaron

Hitting The Old Dusty Trail

Well this little experiment has turned out very well. As such, we’ve moved on from the free wordpress.com servers, to our own servers, and our own, fancy, .org extension. If you find us through twitter, or a feed reader, you’ll … Continue reading

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Friday Morning Music: Local Bands!

Every Friday Morning we kick off your weekend with a series of music videos, loosely gathered around a theme. This week, two local bands that played a great show last weekend, The Method and Lucky Dub! The Rock & Roll … Continue reading

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Failure In Music And Pictures

My examination of ‘failure’ continues over at Rooted In Prosperity. I’d say this is less an examination, and more of a series of impressions; how failure manifests positive results. I’ve spent a lot of time here thinking about failure, and … Continue reading

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House of … What Is This? Punte? Really? Ok.

THE BOYS (AND AMBER) ARE BACK. After a long, bizarre hiatus, we’re back with another House of Punte. Josh says: Amber reads the news. Jonah Keri discusses his book and where to find the best bagel in Canada. Dan Levy … Continue reading

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Basil Mojito Sounds Springtastic

This year Spring is taking her sweet time getting her act together. There have been one or two nice days when she showed us a little ankle, but mostly it’s been baggy sweaters and no makeup. Metaphorically speaking. But when … Continue reading

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Nobody Is In The Metro: Auto-Tuned

In the two-plus years I’ve lived here, I’ve gotten into an empty Metro car exactly twice. Both times I sat down, slouched until I was comfortable, and read a book. Not exactly living the high life, but it was much … Continue reading

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Free Think Media Is Awesome

Our friends at Free Think Media recently made that awesome video with Paul Ryan, and got a write-up over at Fast Company about the video. Titled “GOP’s Paul Ryan Goes Hollywood to Sell Federal Budget” the article features great nuggets from … Continue reading

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Chuck Klosterman’s 23 Questions – Part IV

Chuck Klosterman is the author of numerous books and essays on pop culture. In his bestselling Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; A Low Culture Manifesto, he had an interlude piece titled “23 Questions I Ask Everybody I Meet In Order To … Continue reading

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The Morality Of Boardgames and … YOU GUYS LOOK AT THIS DOG!

Salman Rushdie (ed – I think it’s pronounced salmon) wrote that board games have an implicit morality, and Snakes and Ladders has deep lessons for children: All games have morals; and the game of Snakes and Ladders captures, as no other activity … Continue reading

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On Writing, Form, Dave Eggers, and David Foster Wallace

There’s comfort in a crowd, an easy ennui and unthinking urge, a lazy Brownian motion that one could easily mistake for purpose. Waking up from this cozy haze can be as bracing as a cold shower, as electric as a dancable guitar … Continue reading

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