The Tempest

They’ve decided to name the pup The Tempest, Tempi for short. Where did they get the name? From the same place they got Banshee and Sammy and Montana’s names — from a book of cocktail recipes. Banshee is named after the Banana Banshee; Sammy’s name is really Sambuca, and Montana’s complete name was really Montana Tornado. They chose The Tempest from the possibilities because Tempi is energetic like Montana was.

Why name them after cocktails? Because when they were trying to decide what to name Banshee and Sammy a friend handed them the book of recipes and said, “Here’s a book of dog names.” It was a helpful joke so they’ve used the book ever since.

For more details about Tempi visit Sammy’s posts.

 

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New Puppy

Sammy included the following video in his post yesterday about choosing a new companion for him. I agree that it was more fun than choosing who will be our next president!

They chose Mazie, her name for now.

Mazie

She and Sammy seem to get along fine.

8-12-16 Mazie and Sammy on a Walk

But being a puppy she does have things to learn about not climbing on furniture, etc. So maybe it would be best if Sammy didn’t completely follow her lead right now.

 

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More DPLDT

http://www.gocomics.com/theothercoast/2016/04/29

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http://www.gocomics.com/theothercoast/2016/04/27

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http://www.gocomics.com/theothercoast/2016/04/26

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Just more examples of “Different People Like Different Things.”

 

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The State of Modern Journalism

Thanks, John. We already subscribe to The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times Digital. In the past I was using the free version of the Washington Post, but thanks to you I just paid for the digital subscription. I may not read any more articles than I have been, but I figure it’s a contribution to a good cause: investigative journalism.

 

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Orphans of the Storm

Apparently Sammy relied on Montana more than Kaitlin and Torben realized. He seems to be deaf and had been looking at Montana to see when it was time to eat, take walks, etc. So now he seems confused most of the time. Hopefully he will adjust to the new routine in the next few weeks, but just in case K and T are starting to look at the possibility of a new companion for him. He will be the ultimate decider, of course.

Because of his past preferences they’re starting to look at young, female dogs. And they’re looking at Orphans of the Storm, where they got Montana. If you’re interested click here and use the following settings:

Any Breed/Mix
Any Size
Young Adult
Female.

http://orphansofthestorm.org/find-your-friend/

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Sammy also mentions it in his latest post.

We will let you know how it turns out. 🙂

 

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Learning from Trumpism

Anyone with confidence in the American people (and I have quite a lot of it) had to believe that Donald Trump’s unpreparedness, instability and just plain meanness would catch up with him eventually. This, as the polls show, is what happened over the past week or so. Simply by revealing who he really is, Trump sent millions of voters fleeing him in disgust.

But understanding what still attracts many voters to Trump is important, not only to those who want to prevent Trump from staging a comeback but also to anyone who wants to make our democracy thrive in the long run. Those of us who are horrified by Trump’s hideous lack of empathy need empathy ourselves.

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…there should be no ignoring the real distress Trump voters have experienced . As a practical matter, we will not ease the divisions in our country that his candidacy has underscored if we do not deal with the legitimate grievances of his supporters. As a moral matter, writing off Trump voters as unenlightened and backward-looking is to engage in the very same kind of bigoted behavior that we condemn in other spheres.
Elitism Won’t Defeat Trumpism

Amen to that.

 

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No Wasted Words

No wasted words here.

 

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Digging Instead of Sawing

Andy hasn’t had to clear the road of many trees lately, but he has dug a ditch.

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The soil at the outlet of the culvert was even with the bottom of the culvert, so as rocks and debris came out they had no place to go. They piled up and blocked the opening, so the culvert filled with debris.

Hopefully the new ditch will solve the problem. Andy’s back hopes so!

 

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The Wonders of Modern Technology

http://www.gocomics.com/theothercoast/2009/11/27

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More Miscommunication

 

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