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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

30 Thousand Helpers

As you know, I launched a new Web site last month -- http://onegreatseason.com -- and you also might know, I'm going to drive around the country for the entire college football season. I leave in less than two weeks, and once I'm on the road, I'll update the site daily with words, still pictures and short video clips.

The only obstacle remaining is funding, and if you want to help me out, I'm asking for donations as little as $1. Any help would be appreciated. You can contribute by going to the 30 Thousand Helpers page on my site.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I Got Fired

What a terrible time it is these days to get laid off from your job, what with the sour economy and all.

And getting fired isn’t much better.

But that's what happened to me five weeks ago, and you can read all about it right here.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Metuchen Monster? Part II

Being asked to house-sit came at a good time. I figured I'd go hang out in the suburbs for a few days and get some work done on http://onegreatseason.com in the comfort of a centrally air-conditioned home. Instead, I'm lamenting the absence of any ability to take care of an abandoned baby animal. Here's a mid-afternoon update on this fiasco:

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Metuchen Monster?

My old boss and good friend @jtmyfox asked me to watch his dogs for the week while his family is away on vacation. I arrived at about 9:30 a.m. today, and before the clock struck 10, his dogs and I stumbled upon a tiny little helpless newborn animal that was clinging to life and screeching for help.

I got some warm water and poured it all over the mysterious creature, whose eyes aren't even open yet.

I made several calls, then finally got to someone at a nearby animal control agency. She told me that as nice as it was for the dogs to stand guard over the poor animal, I should take the dogs inside and let the animal continue to cry out, assuring me that the mother will eventually return to make the rescue. The precious dogs put up a fight as I dragged them back into the house, and once inside, they continued to show their concern for the creature.

And it didn't help matters when I uploaded a short clip to my laptop. Before I could hit the mute button on the computer, the first couple of seconds of the video captured some of the sad cries, prompting a round of howls from the dogs. I hope to report a happy ending to you later. Meanwhile, here's a short video of the episode:

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