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Rich Banks

Rich Banks
Austin, Texas, USA
November 15
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NOVEMBER 25, 2008 7:08AM

Cheese Dumplings Illustrated, with Money Shot but No Nudity


  Cheese dumplings are a family recipe, passed down at least since Grandma Clark, (my great-grandmother). I have never seen anything remotely like them in restaurants; I think they are a German dish. 


Cheese dumplings are a delicacy. (As a general rule, delicacies are mostly… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 9, 2008 8:33AM

Matt Berninger, Sexiest Man

Matt Berninger (from nymag.com)



Check out this guy. That's Matt Berninger, frontman and chief crooner for the indie band The National. I love this band, its lyrics steeped in cynicism and sometimes seedy sexuality. I sang in several choirs, but I was never in a band. But if I were a… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 4, 2008 7:24AM

Oh, The Places You'll Go!

I was gone a lot in October. I spent only one weekend at home. Among other places, I went to Chicago to visit my wife, who was on a work assignment. I went "home" to Longview, behind the Pine Curtain. We drove to Corpus Christi and Padre Island to visit my… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 3, 2008 9:37PM

About My Dad




Elbert Ernest Banks

  My dad, Elbert Ernest Banks, was a salesman. Selling was the only work he ever did. Yes, as a young man he was a volunteer fireman. And when he was in the Navy, during World War II, he was a firefighter there,… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2008 7:44AM

Responding to Right Wing Hate Narratives, Conclusion

You will have to do some reading to get all the way to the bottom, and I'd about just as soon you didn't. But I promised. ( I probably won't leave this post up very long, though. ) Please feel free to skip straight to the bottom and just read the… Read full post »

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AUGUST 17, 2008 6:22PM

Mixed-Sex Judo in Beijing

So, I'm still trying to catch up with all of the Olympic Judo. There are seven weight classes, and I've resolved to watch it all. Today, watching the "half-heavyweight" division, as two players bowed onto the mat, I said to myself, "why is that woman fighting with that man?".

It was… Read full post »