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The Best (and Worst) App of All Time

The Best (and Worst) App of All Time

I’d be the first to acknowledge that the proliferation of so-called “smart phones” has been a major contributing factor in the decline of human civilization over the past couple of decades. Between the stupid games and the instant access to an infinite supply of useless information and the ever-expanding social media options — and occasionally, GASP!, the ability to actually communicate with other real, live people — having a supercomputer in your pocket has not created the Great Society some…

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It’s a Young Man’s Game…Or Is It?

It’s a Young Man’s Game…Or Is It?

A bunch of different threads in this post today, the result of a bunch of different threads “runnin’ around the ol’ Duder’s head”  the past few weeks. So bear with me while I talk through things out loud. Hey, it’s cheaper than therapy, although a lot less effective, I’ll grant you (and probably not very interesting to you). So, a month ago I wrote about how I’d thought about spending the summer when I was 26 at the surf break…

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A Tale of Two Surfs

A Tale of Two Surfs

It was the best of sessions, it was the worst of sessions, it was the warmest of water, it was the coldest of seas, it was the week of serenity, it was a day of mental turmoil — in short, the two periods could be received in the degree of comparison only. Okay, so, maybe I’m pushing the imagery a wee bit. But allow me to highlight the contrast in the six days between Wednesday, March 15, and Thursday, March…

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