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I'm Mike Pope. I live in the Seattle area. I've been a technical writer and editor for over 30 years. I'm interested in software, language, music, movies, books, motorcycles, travel, and ... well, lots of stuff.

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My resolve at the age of 61 is to have more fun. Basketball and steam rooms are part of that plan. I am guilty of obsessive work habits, hunkered over a laptop, pushing, pushing, pushing, when a sensible man would know that an hour's break, shooting baskets, walking, steaming, would be good for him and good for the work. Why does one not learn this simple truth, even at the age of 61?

Garrison Keillor



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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 6/15/2018

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  10:33 AM

On the local NPR station this morning they were interviewing Dino Rossi, the Republican candidate for governor, and then they took questions from listeners. I was sort of listening out of the corner of my ear, and caught a few exchanges, which mostly seemed to be about economic policy, taxes, and deregulation. But then I heard this call (paraphrased, since my memory is not audiographic):

Caller: Mr. Rossi, are you born again?
Rossi: Uh ...
Caller: Are you a born-again Christian?
Rossi: Well, my wife and I are Catholic, and we don't consider ourselves born again.
Caller: <click>

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