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R.I.P. Cassidy Landry

It is with heavy heart the I bid a loving farewell to my precious Cassidy, the matriarch of the Landry family, who passed away this morning at the age of 71. She was a lovely, loving girl, and a driving force in our lives. She will be forever loved and missed.

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California governor signs controversial right-to-die bill

Physician-assisted suicide will become legal in California under a bill signed into law today by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, making it the fifth state in the nation to give terminally ill patients a legal right to die. As hard as it may be to believe in today’s ultra-political culture, my Mom–who was an RN–told me […]

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Pediatrician: Vaccinate Your Kids—Or Get Out of My Office

Russell Saunders, a pediatrician in New England, writing at The Daily Beast: Declining vaccines is, at best, misguided. But of course those inclined to refuse them don’t agree with me, and I’m not going to try to change their minds. I’ve had too many of that kind of conversation over the years to hold out […]

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Batkid completes San Francisco mission; hero’s welcome planned

The story of Batkid is unbelievably heart-warming. Bravo, San Franciscans! Coordinated by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Miles’ escapade was complete with donated Lamborghinis that were turned into Batmobiles, a personal call from Police Chief Greg Suhr asking for help, and a live television broadcast kicking off the adventure.

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Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood

Sizzle Reel for the upcoming documentary Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood about the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, a corps I had the honor of marching with way back in 1982. Often referred to as “marching band on steroids”, drum and bugle corps takes the marching arts to the next level, and one […]

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AP: Gay Marriage Ruling Already in Use in Other Cases

Interracial marriage still was illegal in 16 states in 1967 before the high court outlawed race-based state marriage bans. It is rather amazing — and shocking — to read accounts from the 50s and 60s regarding interracial marriage. What’s most shocking is the realization that the arguments used, and used effectively – for decades, by […]

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Independence Day, Rain and Neighbors…

Today’s forecast: 4-6 inches of rain over the next 24 hours! Say what you will, but over the last couple years I’ve come to love it when it rains on the 4th of July, and so does my homeowners insurance carrier (ba-doom-ching). That’s because the people who live on our cul-de-sac (and the neighboring streets, […]

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Six months and man’s best friend

Six months. Six months and I still can’t see his picture without getting emotional. Cisco was a remarkable dog; he was a wonderful companion, but more than that, he was a friend, taken far too soon. Damn I miss him.

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Nest Learning Thermostat is a Remarkable Device

Wow. Just wow. I follow the technology- and Apple-centric news sites and blogs, so of course I’ve been hearing about the Nest Learning Thermostat for a while. I really hadn’t given serious thought to getting one until about a week ago, when my home thermostat lost touch sensitivity on the middle third of the touch […]

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R.I.P. Cisco Landry

Cisco Landry, faithful companion and devoted friend, passed away peacefully this evening at approximately 4:45pm with his family, Chrissy, Paul and Justin Landry, at his side. He will be forever loved and missed.

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