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    Tuesday, July 27, 2004

    A man? A prisoner! A cage? Iron! Did Noriega care? No, sir -- Panama!

    I love palindromes. And I just stumbled upon the mother of all palindrome lists at The site has the first palindrome I ever learned -- "Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas." I learned this gem from my senior year high school English teacher, Mr. Gardner. He was always at the top of my list as far as favorite high school teachers go, but learning about palindromes cemented him at #1.

    So look to palindromes the next time you're blanking on a good way to finish a formal letter or work e-mail. Instead of the vanilla "Best Regards" go with something like:

    "Red?" "No." "Who is it?" "'Tis I." "Oh, wonder!",