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Connecting the dots.

Essays about how we communicate and why it matters.

Technology on Vacation


Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by Shelley Cowan

Our friends down the Peninsula reminded us that we left “some sort of speaker” at their Little Cottage last year. They thought we might want to take it to the cottage we’re renting this month.  ..

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A guy walks into a bar


Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2012 by Shelley Cowan

When we sat down, two men at the bar were talking about Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the Three-Fifths Compromise that made it possible for the U.S. Constitution to become ratified. I know this because I was right next to them and they were very loud. ..

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Spring Training


Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by Shelley Cowan

The 2012 Major League Baseball season officially begins today, with the first of a two-game series between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. For the rest of the teams, it is still Spring Training.  ..

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