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Blogging Takes Another Life

July 14th, 2008 No comments

According to this report, Olive Riley has passed away. She began blogging in February of 2007. You can find her site (or not; it’s slashdotted) here.

(Tripped over this courtesy Truemours.)

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Summertime Blues

July 7th, 2008 No comments

Have you ever tried to explain where Yucca Valley is?

I recently took study leave to attend the Joe Engle Institute of Preaching in New Jersey. Whenever I met someone, they would look at my name badge and ask me where Yoo-ka” Valley was. The first few times I said things like “not far from Palm Springsā€ or between L.A. and Las Vegas.” These both seem like fair descriptions, but they weren’t all that helpful to people from the east coast. In desperation, I started telling them to watch the nightly weather report. Then, I said, when the meteorologist announced the high temperature in the nation, Yucca Valley would be about 50 or 100 miles from there.
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