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 Tuesday, 18 July 2006
Tuesday, 18 July 2006 14:34:07 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
The Minnesota House of Representatives rejects gay marriage amendment.
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Tuesday, 18 July 2006 11:03:22 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
Eden Prairie is one of the top 10 small cities in the US. Yet I often yearn for something I left behind years ago...
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 Wednesday, 12 July 2006
Wednesday, 12 July 2006 08:53:36 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )

The following is a list of colors and common related perceptions. This comes from an article about the color that is most sexually attractive, which is relatively immaterial. What is more interesting to me is that these common perceptions are useful from a literary or gaming perspective - this list makes an excellent guide in terms of picking the right color(s) to set a certain mood or expectation in your reader or the player of your role-playing game.

Black: Sophistication, elegance, seduction, mystery, sex, banishment, binding, protection, evil
Blue: Trust, reliability, belonging, coolness, tranquility, peace, calm, wisdom, justice, depression, understanding, patience, loyalty, sincerity, honour
Brown: Earthy, conservative, protective, constructive, hard-working, solid
Copper/Bronze: Love, passion, friendship, sex
Gold: Prestige, expensive, elite, authority
Green: Nature, fresh, cool, growth, abundance, rejuvenation, recovery, healing, harmony, balance, peace, hope, jealousy, envy
Grey: Neutrality, staleness, depression
Magenta: power, magnetism, spiritual power
Orange: Playfulness, warmth, vibrant, encouragement, luck, kindness, stimulation, optimism, abundance, success, independence, sensual
Pink: Soft, sweet, nurturance, security, tenderness, peace
Purple: Royal, spirituality, dignity, divination, inspiration, meditation, compassion
Red: Passion, energy, excitement, danger, speed, impulsive action, stimulation, assertiveness, aggression, strength, sex, revolt, war
Silver: Prestige, cold, scientific, stability
Turquoise: Intuitive, insightful, inventive, original, renewal, change
White: Pure, virginal, clean, youthful, mild, peace, truthfulness, enlightenment
Yellow: Warmth, cheer, happiness, vitality, change, progress, clarity, communicativeness, affirmation.

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 Sunday, 25 June 2006
Sunday, 25 June 2006 16:49:11 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
While the rich live a different life from the rest of us, it seems that at least some of them do live in the same world.
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 Monday, 19 June 2006
Monday, 19 June 2006 17:21:55 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
A random bit of fiction set in my Helicon V universe
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 Friday, 09 June 2006
Friday, 09 June 2006 22:06:09 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
Having successfully resisted the concerted efforts of the schools to drug my kids over the past several years, it is not a surprise to me that the number of kids on drugs has increased more than fivefold since 1993...
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 Thursday, 08 June 2006
Thursday, 08 June 2006 13:06:38 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )

...and related things - including superheroes!! Makes me glad I live in MN :)

Seriously, I am a comic collector, and Minnesota really is full of comic authors and artists. But who knew we had actual spandex-clad heroes?

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 Saturday, 13 May 2006
Saturday, 13 May 2006 07:56:21 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
While reading a book about history, I received some serious future-shock!
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 Monday, 01 May 2006
Monday, 01 May 2006 11:10:43 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )

Download the torrent here.

This is biting, serious, hard-hitting humor. If you dislike President Bush, or at least the job he's doing you'll love this.

But if you dislike the media (left, right, center or otherwise) and the job they are (or aren't) doing, you'll love this.

Really, it has something for everyone - just prepared to be astonished at the balls Colbert must have to say these things in that forum!

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Monday, 01 May 2006 08:31:05 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
The Vatican calls for boycotts, and hints at the need for Catholics to get out there and riot
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