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About schazjmd

After a mostly itinerant adult life, I landed in the Pacific Northwest and I love it.

An amazing graphic

A conference that I attended used this graphic as its primary image on slides and name tags and such. As interesting as the speakers were, my attention kept returning to the huge center slide with this picture on it.   … Continue reading

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Halloween: a caretaker for my graveyard, inspired by Disney

I did it! He isn’t the greatest handmade figure, but I think he’s pretty darn good for a first try. I was inspired by the caretaker in Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Take a look at my guy: The head is polymer … Continue reading

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Steve Perry and Kevin Hearne

Kevin Hearne is the author of The Iron Druid Chronicles, a science fiction/fantasy series. A book review somewhere convinced me to try one despite the subject matter (druids? vampires? werewolves?) and I’m so glad that I did — they’re wonderful, … Continue reading

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“HAIR”: Seattle review

The touring tribe of Hair had their first show in Seattle today, a 1 p.m. matinee at the Paramount Theatre. (I heard that the cast also appeared during halftime at the 1 p.m. Seahawks game, and I’m still wondering how … Continue reading

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“The Defenders” pilot show

I just watched the pilot of The Defenders, starring Jim Belushi. Although it’s the same title, I don’t think it’s a remake of the 1961 series The Defenders. The new attorneys aren’t father/son, and I didn’t get the impression from … Continue reading

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Greatest flaw in “Wheel of Time” series

I do enjoy Jordan’s WoT series (saga, epic…). Granted, there are valid criticisms of the books, and as much as I love the story, even I can find aspects of the books that irritate me. But starting in the very … Continue reading

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A tale of two prostitutes

“The Daily Dish” is doing some “About My Job” posts. This post prints emails from two prostitutes. The first offers contrast: “Most people would be surprised to find out the 49 year old former housewife who raised 2 great kids … Continue reading

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