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  • I ran for 30 minutes straight for the first time yesterday in yucky pre-rain humidity. I’ve discovered that once animals realize that you’re not running after them, they find runners […]

    Thumbelina, Thumbelina, don’t dream about a cow*

    I ran for 30 minutes straight for the first time yesterday in yucky pre-rain humidity. I’ve discovered that once animals realize that you’re not running after them, they find runners […]

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  • 1. When a distant star shakes and shimmies ever so slightly (visible only through a high-powered telescope), that’s a good indication that it has planets orbiting around it. The gravitational […]

    Things I did not know a month ago

    1. When a distant star shakes and shimmies ever so slightly (visible only through a high-powered telescope), that’s a good indication that it has planets orbiting around it. The gravitational […]

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  • What happened when I tried Zen meditation. Things that are hard about being close to people who are in recovery. Why I don’t like arts festivals very much. Overprotective parenting. […]

    Things I’ve considered blogging about and haven’t

    What happened when I tried Zen meditation. Things that are hard about being close to people who are in recovery. Why I don’t like arts festivals very much. Overprotective parenting. […]

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  • I’ve been spending a lot of time with my hands in projects that yield results that I can see and touch lately, like wallpaper stripping and framing my kid’s art […]

    Submerged

    I’ve been spending a lot of time with my hands in projects that yield results that I can see and touch lately, like wallpaper stripping and framing my kid’s art […]

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  • I did some work at a coffee shop the other day, and this marked-up newspaper ad was laid on a counter directly across from the station where you pick up […]

    Guerrilla commentary

    I did some work at a coffee shop the other day, and this marked-up newspaper ad was laid on a counter directly across from the station where you pick up […]

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  • I’ve been prone since Friday afternoon, when a nasty summer cold walloped me into bed. I missed a birthday party, a couple of nice days and a dog festival, but […]

    The fideicommissum of my achoo

    I’ve been prone since Friday afternoon, when a nasty summer cold walloped me into bed. I missed a birthday party, a couple of nice days and a dog festival, but […]

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  • Today is my birthday and I’ve just dropped my son off at play camp. That means I have two whole uninterrupted hours to do something or other. I could make […]

    Blog, uninterrupted

    Today is my birthday and I’ve just dropped my son off at play camp. That means I have two whole uninterrupted hours to do something or other. I could make […]

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  • “Here lies Arthur C Clarke. He never grew up and did not stop growing.”— From BBC News. Apparently, this epitaph was the author’s request. You can also watch him talk […]

    Wonderful epitaph

    “Here lies Arthur C Clarke. He never grew up and did not stop growing.”— From BBC News. Apparently, this epitaph was the author’s request. You can also watch him talk […]

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  • It wasn’t that intense of a week, though it felt like it was. I’ve been working on some of my regular work, on finding some work and on a new […]

    Random thoughts for a weekend

    It wasn’t that intense of a week, though it felt like it was. I’ve been working on some of my regular work, on finding some work and on a new […]

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