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Got done with the 2017 book sale, which can only mean one thing.

It's less than a year until the 2018 book sale.

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I've become a fan of many sports and many teams, but it's taken a great deal of time.

For some sports, much more time than others.

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As the national election day approaches, I thought back to the two times in college where I ran for a public office. 

Neither was a particularly pleasant experience but at least I get 30+ minutes of podcast from them.

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AM NY dubbed last week's Mayoral debate "Dietl Mania," because of the presence of gadfly (with no chance of winning) Bo Dietl.

Some local commentary, so be forewarned.

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I was never a big "play sports" guy.

Did some running, played badminton (yes) and tennis.

Some of my "play sports" stories this week.

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I talked about getting a parking violation and getting towed a few weeks ago.

This week, I dwell more specifically on parking violations and the way things used to be.

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This week I bought my first new car in 30 years.

I've got a whole history of vehicles, and for the first time in several years, I'm going to recount them.

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I just finished a slow binge watch of Netflix's GLOW series.

Now I'm on an even slower binge watch of Showtime's revival of TWIN PEAKS.

Whether or not you binge, what's key is that you enjoy the way you watch your programming.

 

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We just passed the Fourth of July holiday.

I did not see fireworks this year, but that's been the rule since my kids were born.

If I see fireworks, it generally entails a babysitter and lots of extra planning.

 

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"Getting off on a technicality" is the legal term for finding and exploiting a loophole in your opponent's defense or prosecution case.

You want to successfully put doubt in the mind of the judge or the jury about some small, trivial detail. At that point, the rest of the case becomes a matter of "Well, that one thing was wrong, so how do you know everything else isn't wrong?"

That's the strategy that the Trump administration uses with the press. It hasn't been working (except with the far right who keep screaming "Fake News"). But they keep at it. Because at this point, it's the only argument that they can occasionally win.

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