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I’ve had an idea in the back of my head for a while, and want to add another “page” or “tab” like the ones at the top of this page (“Home” and “About OmbudsBen”). It seems to me that when I started this blog there was a way to add more tabs like that, but I’ll be damned if I can find how to do it now.

Does anyone know how to add more tabs like that? I’ve looked through all the items on the left column in the admin site, and I’m not finding it.

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For a couple decades now, but especially during the rise to power of  Limbaugh, Gingrich, et al., we’ve heard how liberal the “mainstream media” supposedly is. It’s probably the most devastatingly successful con job of the last two decades, if not in journalism history.

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 Tagged again, or memed, as Amuirin put it. Meme is one of those slippery weords for me which I have to look up to find it’s a cultural concept that gets passed around, but still somehow it remains elusive for me, so I keep looking it up.  (And weord is so a word, it’s just one I made up, combining weird and word. Jabberwocky is a weord, as is gonzo.) 

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Damn Damn Damn!

I just wasted an hour I could barely afford to spend crafting a post for this blog and WordPress ate it — the whole thing, without a trace!

I was logged in the whole time — I shouldn’t have trusted composing here. For a year and a half I’ve composed in MS Word just to take no chances since this happened once when I first joined, only this time I was in a hurry so wrote it quick, hit post and zwoop, it disappeared, gone — urk! Frantically hitting back back back to see if I could recover, copy and save to Word, but no, it’s gone. Arg!

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It becomes a question of identity. Live long enough and you get to feel as if you’ve survived numerous incarnations. Do they run parallel with the incarnations of others you know?
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Blogazining

Hey, guess what? I’ve just learned I’m a blogazine editor.


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I’ve gloomed with a few of you about winter – pamplemousse, you in particular struck the chord last December, and a few of us have since mused darkly about the cold oppressions of the light-deprived end of the calendar year. On my morning dogwalks I’ve found acacias in bloom out by the boat ramp, so I give you this photo as proof spring is creeping northward and on its way:
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John Lennon once sang, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” So some of life has happened lately, a mixture of events that has preoccupied me.
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The lean, 30ish man stood on the corner, scanning the street as if looking for something familiar, as the wind whipped long blond hair in his face. Shaking his head, a bemused smile pulled a corner of his thin mouth up toward his left ear as he read the street signs. Evening commuters brushed past him as if he were a signpost or a news kiosk, oblivious to his banner headline: Where did it go? He had been away from the Financial District for years and now, after accepting a job offer, was looking for a place to celebrate. He walked around the corner, spotting an alleyway and heading for it.
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My friend is losing his inexpensive apartment and bummed about it. Another friend is getting by, but worried about the rising cost of his health care, and wondering how long he can afford to freelance. I know people who are single and wish they were in a monogamous relationship, and I know married people who are wondering if maybe it’s time to be single again.

Oh, the greenness of the grass over there

I, however, I’m not worried about those things, other than concern for friends.

I’m taking all those things for granted and am concerned with other things, entirely.
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