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realMendocino and crowdfunding

I’ve been contemplating, planning, and dabbling with regards to realMendocino.com, my Mendocino community website project, for a couple of years. I’ve got a lot of the background code written, and some of the data entered for the directory. But there’s … Continue reading

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Real Mendocino is happening. Slowly.

For some time now, I’ve been working on my own project in little bits and pieces. It’s a big project, and the bits and pieces have been small and far apart, so it’s been a couple of years and it’s … Continue reading

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More Yeager-Patterson Family History

A couple of weeks ago, I posted the first part of a long newspaper article called “Yeager-Patterson Family History”. Here’s the second, and final, part. It is perhaps less interesting to people who aren’t related to the Yeagers and/or Pattersons, … Continue reading

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Ilinois to Kansas by Covered Wagon, 1874

My brother gave me a photocopy of a newspaper article titled “Yeager-Patterson Family History”. Its source is not noted, but it appears to be from a Sumner County, Kansas newspaper from the late 1960s or early 70s. Here’s the first … Continue reading

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sometimes the magic works

Even in a weak economy, even with old media in a hyper-technological world, sometimes inspiration and hard work pay off. Exhibit A: David Imus. Who is David Imus, you may ask. He’s a guy you makes old-fashioned paper maps. By … Continue reading

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my great-great grandfather was an SOB

Samuel Oliver Bereman, my mother’s father’s mother’s father, left a journal of his adventures in the Civil War. I’ve had “plans” for some time to do a video blog project, following his journal through the South, visiting battle sites, interviewing … Continue reading

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facebookification of everything

Sometimes the magic works, and sometimes it doesn’t. I’ve been experimenting with WordPress plugins which connect to Facebook. My first effort was something called Simple Facebook Connect. That one’s a frightful misnomer. If there were any justice in the world, … Continue reading

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paradoxes of my life

I want to go camping for weeks and months on end; I want to garden. I don’t want to bother with money; I don’t want to design my life around money; I want to have enough money. I want to … Continue reading

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eddies in the river of time

It’s odd how people can disappear from one’s life for years and then pop up suddenly… Back in the late seventies, I was a high school student in Wayne, Nebraska. My parents owned a big old farmhouse which had been … Continue reading

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profound trivialities

Some of life’s more interesting moments are mundane, trivial events which somehow capture larger truths. Here are a couple of them from my life: The Dressing Room Clock I’ve done an awful lot of theatre over the years. If there’s … Continue reading

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