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Archive for November, 2007

How Am I Supposed to Live Without You?

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

When you’re in a strange city having someone in the know providing a guiding hand can be invaluable. And that’s the happy situation Mark and I found ourselves in as we were joined in our adventures by Tran, Mark’s buddy from med school, and by Tran’s wife Van and Minh and An, the kiddies. They…
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Tourist At Work

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Time for a quick San Fran photo dump. I’d write more but I just spent 30 minutes on a post and WordPress ate it. Nice. When we checked in to our hotel and walked to our room I felt like I was watching The Shining. Should’ve brought my Big Wheel: The easiest landmark to reach…
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Where Are My Pitons?

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

I come from hill people. Dad’s from Lawrenceville, where once you get off the 40th Street Bridge the roads rise up, up and away, until you reach the imperial fortress of Children’s Hospital at the tippy-tippy top. Mom grew up on Polish Hill, which is perhaps the most vertiginous neighborhood in Pittsburgh. It lacks the…
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Moving To the Left

Monday, November 5th, 2007

The Mean Gene Experience is packing up tomorrow and heading for a week on the Left Coast. My buddy Mark has yet another conference, this time in San Francisco, and once again I’m tagging along. I’m bringing the laptop and camera, of course, so I’ll be posting about my adventures along the way. I’ve never…
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Can’t Wait for Spring Training!

Monday, November 5th, 2007

The Pirates will introduce John Russell as their new manager today. And I for one welcome Russell back to the ‘Burgh, where he once served as third-base coach under Lloyd McClendon…before the entire coaching staff was sacked after a number of awful seasons. Two awful seasons under Jim Tracy soon followed, and it looks like…
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Our Glorious Leader

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

President Bush, speaking today about how Democrats don’t understand that we’re a nation at war, said the following: "History teaches us that underestimating the words of evil, ambitious men is a terrible mistake," Bush said. "Bin Laden and his terrorist allies have made their intentions as clear as Lenin and Hitler before them. And the…
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