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September 4th, 2014
05:30 am

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I've created a few Amazon "Listmania!" list lately. Here are two:

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June 19th, 2014
08:40 am

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I'm just a little ray of sunshine
Has anyone else been following the West Africa Ebola outbreak story? It's like watching people play a game of Pandemic where you really, really want the players to win.

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May 28th, 2014
08:27 am

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Zen Without Zen Masters
I've loaned my copy to a couple of you, and probably mentioned it to a few others. Unfortunately up until now it's been difficult to get a copy of your very own. That problem has been solved because they've finally issued a second edition of Zen Without Zen Masters.

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May 20th, 2014
06:09 am

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Yet another Minicon poll

Which version of the Guests of Honor list do you prefer? The version in the News section of the Minicon 50 home page:

Minicon main page: Our Guests of Honor will be authors Jane Yolen, Larry Niven, and Brandon Sanderson; musician Adam Stemple, and artist Michael Whelan.
5(45.5%)
Minicon 50 home page subheading: With Jane Yolen, Larry Niven, Brandon Sanderson, Adam Stemple and Tom Doherty.
3(27.3%)
Minicon 50 home page sub-subheading: The guests of honor will be author Jane Yolen, author Larry Niven, author Brandon Sanderson, Musician Adam Stemple and publisher Tom Doherty.
1(9.1%)
Minicon 50 home page News section: We are proud to announce the Minicon 50 guests of honor: author Jane Yolen, author Larry Niven, author Brandon Sanderson, Musician Adam Stemple and publisher Tom Doherty.
2(18.2%)

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05:07 am

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In case you don't have enough to do this summer - 2014 edition
The Summer music and movies schedules for the Minneapolis Parks are up. Highlights at the Lake Harriet Bandshell include the Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project on June 14th, the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra and the Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company on July 12th and 13th performing The Pirates of Penzance , Machinery Hill on July 3rd, and Lake Harriet Folkfest on August 30th.

Also the Shakespeare in the park schedule is up for the Cromulent Shakespeare Company. They'll be performing The Comedy of Errors this year with performances at the Lyndale Park Rose Garden on June 1st and 15th.

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March 8th, 2014
11:21 am

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A Minicon poll
Poll #1959780 Minicon50Anniversary

In the Minicon 50 proposal it calls Minicon 50 "our big anniversary", says that "being a big anniversary will not attract any additional members", and refers to "Anniversary festivities". On the Minicon 50 web page it refers to Minicon 50 as being a "special 4 day anniversary edition". What anniversary do you think Minicon 50 is celebrating?

The 50th anniversary of the launching into space of the world's first space nuclear power reactor, the SNAP-10A experimental nuclear reactor. (April 3rd, 1965)
1(8.3%)
The 48th and ½ anniversary of the founding of MnStf. (November 25th, 1966)
2(16.7%)
The 47th anniversary of Minicon 1. (January 6, 1968)
7(58.3%)
Something else. Which you will explain in the comments.
2(16.7%)

Current Mood: curiouscurious
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April 7th, 2013
07:24 pm

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What did you say, deer?
I walked through the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary today. Here's some of what I saw.





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April 2nd, 2013
07:26 pm

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Another verse, same as the first
Is anyone else going to DemiCon who can give me a ride down there from Minneapolis? laurel isn't going this year so I either need a ride or I'll be taking the Greyhound to Des Moines. I don't take up much space and I'm willing to split the gas costs.

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March 4th, 2013
08:48 am

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What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder
In case you'd like to follow along at home:

HF 1054
SF 925

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February 1st, 2013
11:01 am

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Happy Imbolc everybody!
The forecast high for today is 5°F, for Groundhog Day it's 16°F, and for National Weatherperson's Day next Tuesday it's 30°F. A sure sign that Spring will some day, finally, eventually arrive.

Current Mood: hopefulhopeful

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