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Welcome to Karl's blog!

As part of our ever expanding When It Was Cool website, I am going to encourage our various writers and contributors to link a blog to the website so we can share our thoughts easily on various matters, comment on When It Was cool articles, share stories and thoughts not directly related to the material presented at When It Was Cool, and more.

Tonya from When It Was Cool had recently been thinking about starting a blog and I decided this would be a good time to reactivate mine too.  New blog posts will be linked to When It Was Cool so there is no need to bookmark this page or anything, just keep checking the When It Was Cool website for more.

Thank you!

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