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August 24, 2016

Tales from the Campaign Trail: How My Dog Cost Me a Vote

I’ve told this story to a number of people, and now that the primary’s over I can share it with everyone. One sunny afternoon last May I was doorbelling on Capitol Hill, and knocked on the door of a house whose owner was hosting a charity fundraiser in her back yard. I was invited in, and spent about twenty minutes talking …

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August 24, 2016

A Campaign by the Numbers

I ran for public office this summer, which I’ll discuss in more detail in a later post—but first I wanted to share a few statistics from the campaign trail. Total number of homes that I personally doorbelled: 8,283    …where at least one person was at home: 2,326 Total number of votes I received: 2,247 Total number of house pets …

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July 7, 2010

How often does my birthday fall on Thanksgiving?

Like many people born between in late November, my birthday occasionally falls on Thanksgiving Day – on average it happens once every seven years, but the pattern is complicated by the subtleties of the Gregorian calendar. Out of idle curiosity I went looking online to find out which years I’d be having turkey and cranberries on my birthday, but the …

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