Jimmie on November 22nd, 2010

I’m happy to report that the Trusty Ford is back in its appointed place. The repairs were not cheap by any means, but the worst did not happen and, well, you guys came through in a way I could never have imagined. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I can not tell [...]

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I’ve never asked for anything like this before, but I know the internet is capable of quite a lot, and I have some pretty darned amazing readers and friends here so here goes. My faithful Ford broke down yesterday on the way home from work. The hope at the time was that repairing it would [...]

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Jimmie on September 17th, 2010

Fair warning, readers and friends. I’ve been a bit restless with the blog. I can’t quite put my finger on what’s giving me an itch about The Sundries Shack, but I’m looking at the current blog layout as one possible (and easy to change) culprit. Don’t be surprised if I shake the theme up a [...]

Continue reading about The Blog, It Is A-Changing. Soon. Probably.

In an effort to make The Sundries Shack a better place to find smart commentary on politics and pop culture, I’ve invited another guest writer to post here. Hey, it’s not going to get more smart around here with me as the only regular contributor, right? My friend Lyndsey Fifield is young, smart, witty and [...]

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Jimmie on January 8th, 2010

Last weekend, the guys from the United Liberty website, a rollicking bunch of libertarians (though not crazy ones!), asked me to appear on their podcast. We did a panel-style format that features not only UL stalwarts Jason Pye and Brett Bittner but also progressive Democrat Jason Cecil. It was supposed to run an hour, but [...]

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Jimmie on December 17th, 2009

I’m going to be on the road pretty much all day tomorrow and I’ll have spotty access to the laptop until Monday night. I’m traveling to updstate New York to sing with my fledgeling choir. If you’re in the Canandaigua area and see a flyer advertising a Messiah performance by EnChor, stop in and listen! [...]

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Jimmie on November 27th, 2009

If you’re one of those folks who want to take advantage of some of the great Black Friday deals and you have no desire to fight the crowds, don’t forget that Amazon is running deals pretty much around the clock right now. I don’t doubt that you can find all sorts of good bargains to [...]

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It’s a grey, windy, rainy day today — the sort of day that practically demands that you hole up under a small mountain of blankets with some sort of delicious comfort food and watch cheesy movies well into the evening hours. That would be, in fact, the perfect way to spend the day and I’d [...]

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