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Becoming a Birdman

April 11, 2010

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I finally figured out what I am going to do when I retire. Here’s my mentor, the Birdman of Lisbon, Portugal — Claudio Montuori. (Thanks, Marco.)

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Big Coal update

April 8, 2010

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With the news today by the Associated Press of citations issued at the Upper Big Branch mine the very day of the explosion that killed 25 men on Monday, and that some miners were so worried about safety they contacted their Congressmen, the following editorial is ever more pertinent. As the AP story notes: “Trouble […]

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Princeton Black Hole

April 6, 2010

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I nearly fall into a spiral black hole that has opened up in front of the RiffRaff Arts Collective on Mercer Street in Princeton, W.Va.

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Apocalyptic Dogs

April 6, 2010

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I’m always on the lookout for signs of the coming Apocalypse. Like screw-top wine bottles. The book “Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader.” Miley Cyrus givng “American Idol” finalists singing advice. Keanu Reeves’ career. And this video.

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Instrumental snaps

April 6, 2010

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I didn’t get around to recording the Saturday, April 3 debut of our new musical-theatrical troupe, Third Eye Cabaret, at The Room Upstairs in Princeton, W.Va. This photo is the sole evidence we actually did perform, kicking various musical butts, should note.

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The Day After

April 6, 2010

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As I leave work yesterday, the ‘chop-chop-chop’ of a medical helicopter churns the air above the city, heading to the landing pad atop Charleston Area Medical Center. I wonder if it the first evacuation from that afternoon’s mine disaster, 30 miles south of the city in Raleigh County, West Virginia.

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Robots R Us

April 5, 2010

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So, let’s check in on the latest robot news, shall we?

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Next Big Thing?

March 30, 2010

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what might the next newspaper or magazine actually look like short of the gloppy, confusing mess that most newspaper Web sites resemble? Time Inc., proposes the following look for Sports Illustrated in ‘comming soon’ video demo of a magazine tablet. I want one of these for my magazines and my newspaper.

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One-legged salsa

March 30, 2010

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You think you’ve got problems? I think I’ve got problems? But what if you only had one leg? Now, that’s a problem. That would get you down, wouldn’t it? Or… well, you could dance the samba.

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Music Video Art

March 28, 2010

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Oh, this is the most delightful and visually scrumptious music videos I have seen in a long, long time, by the band Hold Your Hordes” for their hit song “70 Million.”

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