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lissa's baby!

The photo above is an ultrasound picture of Lissa's baby. Looking forward to seeing Lissa next week at FKO!


As some of you already know, I've always hated spam. Having had many e-mail aliases, I tend to get a lot of it. Yesterday, I counted 118 pieces of e-mail spam offering everything from printer toner to having my penis enlarged by four inches. Now that I'm not doing Inkspot anymore, my daily e-mail load is much less, but this means that picking out "real" pieces of e-mail from the growing amount of junk is becoming more and more difficult. I used to look forward to getting e-mail, back when the Internet appealed only to academic geeks. Now, however, the spam "noise" is getting highly annoying. Not sure what to do about it...I've tried filtering, changing e-mail addresses, changing my mailto: links, all to no avail. I've given up and am just trying to ignore it.

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Today's Blatherpic:
  • Lissa's baby!
  • Illustration from one of Ruth's books, "Into My Mother's Arms". Ruth used Sara as a model. I've been gradually revamping Ruth's Web site. Do check it out!
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