Across the River and into the Trees March 28th, 2012 @ 9:26 pm PST
On reading Hemingway to my son
A Better Son / Daughter March 28th, 2012 @ 3:59 pm PST
Every now and then a song is just perfect, and it slaps you in the face. A Better Son / Daughter by Rilo Kiley is that song today. These lyrics … Damn.
Tom Bergin’s on Justified March 27th, 2012 @ 8:39 pm PST
One of the best shows on TV right now is Justified on FX. It stars Timothy Olyphant as the Elmore Leonard character Raylan Givens and it has quite a cult following. If you’re not watching it, you really should be. The show is set in Harlan County, Kentucky, but — like almost everything you watch […]
Federal Student Loan Repayment Change March 21st, 2012 @ 10:08 am PST
Since 1996 — that’s 16 years! — I have been paying $182.26/mo on my federal student loans. The money is directly debited from my checking account each month. A few years ago the amount changed from $182.26/mo to $182.25/mo, and the Department of Education sent me a letter which I had to sign and return […]
Feed a Fever, Starve a Cold March 20th, 2012 @ 3:36 pm PST
@BabyCenter has a great list of thirteen myths about colds and the flu. Remember: Only a cold virus can give you a cold. Being cold can’t make you sick!
My Favorite Irish Music March 17th, 2012 @ 2:18 am PST
The Dirty Glass – Dropkick Murphys Goodbye, Mrs. Durkin – The Irish Rovers Finnegan’s Wake – The Tossers Seven Drunken Nights – The Kilkenny Brothers The Unicorn – The Irish Rovers Black Velvet Band – The Irish Rovers The Orange and Green – The Irish Rovers Pat of Mullingar – The Irish Rovers
Hemingway’s Brand March 16th, 2012 @ 3:05 pm PST
Nathan Heller’s article Hemingway attempts to explain how the great American novelist became the literary equivalent of the Nike swoosh. via @bgags
The Price of Being Connected March 15th, 2012 @ 6:25 am PST
Let’s take a look at my current connection costs here in Los Angeles: Service Purpose Approximate Monthly Rate DirecTV HD Satellite TV + 2 HD DVRs $135 AT&T mobile phones + data $235 Verizon land line (for alarm system) $24 Time-Warner Cable Internet $50 So I’m paying almost $450.00/mo to stay “connected”. Eek.
Twelve Years Ago March 14th, 2012 @ 7:58 am PST
The domain name davidgagne.net is a little bit older than that. But I consider this date the birthday of my blog because it’s the anniversary of my first blogger post. I am finding it very difficult to wrap my head around the fact that I have been blogging (more or less continuously) for twelve years. […]