Personal Notes

A water drop and ripples

Kinda starting to feel like things are falling apart more than people are acknowledging.

By Justin Katz | September 16, 2021 |

Months to get a car part.  No juice boxes at the super market.  Computer prices shooting up.  Paper towels disappearing from BJ’s.  And now simple bloodwork has to be scheduled weeks in advance. Any chance I’d feel like the only person observing these phenomena if there were a Republican in the White House?

And When I Ran

By Justin Katz | April 16, 2013 |

Reflections the night of the Boston Marathon explosions. And when I first learned my legs I ran to see how fast they could go And when my friends called games I ran to laugh, to win, and (yes) to grow And when my youth waned I ran to rule out paths that could not be…

Batten Down The Hatches!!

By Marc Comtois | October 29, 2012 |

Flags up, stay safe!!!

Things We Read Today, 8

By Justin Katz | September 11, 2012 |

Today: September 11, global change, evolution, economics, 17th amendment, gold standard, and a boughten electorate… all to a purpose.

Eye Opening

By Marc Comtois | April 12, 2012 |

It may have been noticed that I’ve been MIA for about a month. So, for those wondering, I learned on St. Patrick’s Day that when an eyeball (my left one, in this case) collides with a soccer ball traveling 80+ mph, the soccer ball will win. Thankfully, there was no damage to my retinal nerve,…

Powerless and It’s OK

By Marc Comtois | August 31, 2011 |

We lost power. We still don’t have power. It’s ok. We didn’t have flooding. We have gas/hot water and septic (good thing we’re holding off on hooking up to city sewer–no grinder pump problems for us). No tree damage, no house damage. I was lucky enough to obtain a power inverter prior to the storm,…

While I was away

By Marc Comtois | August 2, 2011 |

I was gone for a couple weeks and nothing unexpected really happened. A debt deal was made, whereby we are told we’re going to “cut” the Federal budget by spending, say, 6% more over the next decade than the previously assumed 7% or 8%. Well, at least there were no tax increases (for now). Central…

A Note on Posting Productivity

By Justin Katz | July 23, 2011 |

I’m finally sorting through the piles of papers and magazines with stories about which I’d intended to post. Put together, the stack would be fully two feet high, and the dates on some of the papers provide evidence of something that surprised me, although of course I knew it to be the case on some…

Burgundians in the Mist : The E-book

By Marc Comtois | June 29, 2011 |

Old history in a new format: I’m happy to announce that my historical book Burgundians in the Mist is now available in a variety of e-book formats–including Kindle, Epub (supports Nook, Sony, etc.) and even PDF–for only $2.99! The neat thing about the Kindle version is that the footnotes are hypertext, so you can select…

Burgundians in the Mist Released

By Marc Comtois | June 8, 2011 |

As mentioned previously, I’ve had a book in the works. Not political; history (and ancient at that!). It’s now out. Buy a copy today! Thanks!

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