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A post about the iPad…written on an iPad

Time in at 12:25 p.m. Today, I will attempt to write a blog entry on my new iPad. I am trying to do this touch-typing using the on-screen keyboard. I will make no corrections to any of the suggestions that Apple makes to my mistakes. We’ll see how this goes. Who doesn’t like a gimmick?

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The world’s worst Halloween candy – and how it showed up in my house

November 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Wow, this is easily the longest writing drought in Sweet Monkey Pie history.  For that, I apologize.  Like always, I’m suffering from the deadly duo of a hectic work schedule to go with an absolute dearth of writing topics.  Well, I solved both today thanks to a lazy Thanksgiving holiday and a peek at my son’s remaining Halloween candy basket.

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Tales too long for Facebook

March 11, 2010 3 comments

Every so often, I come up with thoughts that I’d like to post on Facebook or Twitter.  But, they’re either too long, complicated or just downright out-of-the-blue for these vehicles.  Let’s face it… the 140-character limit of micro-blogging is a bit too micro for bloggers.  So, here are a few vignettes that I couldn’t cram into social media.

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Honk if you’re confused by this bumper sticker

February 6, 2010 2 comments

A while ago, I wrote an entry about the 10 signs for “slow driver ahead.”  While not the most popular thing I’ve ever scribbled, it was nonetheless a favorite of a co-worker whose SMP codename is Skipper.  Skipper and Mr. Skipper live in the hinterlands outside of Raleigh, NC, and they both know what it’s like to get stuck behind a pokey driver. Read more…

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Helping a Tiger with his tale

December 3, 2009 1 comment

Earlier today, Tiger Woods fired the apology heard ’round the world.  You read it.  I read it.  We all read it. Read more…

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Gates-Crowley-Gate: A Historical-ish View

It seems we’ve moved past the Michael Jackson ballyhoo to the “beer summitt” tempest in a teacup (or beer stein, as it were).  The media has latched on to the story of how a potential racial profiling case (maybe) was turned into a certifiable media spectacle (kinda).  Read more…

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Things I learned today

I’ve been a bit under the weather today, which leaves me in a sleep-deprived and drug-addled state.  The perfect combo for some bloggin’.  Quick post to recap things I’ve learned today: Read more…

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