18 Jan

The Other Foot

The other day someone asked me what the slug line meant on the opening page of my blog and website. It’s right up there, top right: Sticking the other foot in since 1996 I forgot when I started using that...
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13 Oct

Visiting Dad

Just last weekend I took the opportunity to visit dad. I hadn’t seen him since mom’s memorial service, two years previous. And living half the country away in Austin Texas, makes regular visits difficult. Since then he has sold the...
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13 Jul


A friend sent me this gif in email the other day and it just tickled me. Sisyphus was a king of Ephyra (now known as Corinth) punished for chronic deceitfulness by being compelled to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only...
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27 Mar

Thieves Among Us

Updated with another fun example (January 2015) Below… Last October, somehow, I injured my elbow resulting in a great deal of pain and a visit to the doctor. Turns out I had Tennis Elbow. And my doctor, at the time,...
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22 Dec

Dad Is Moving…

…Moving out of the house we moved into in 1963. He has been living there since then, and now that mom is gone this three story 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath colonial in suburban Northern Virginia is really too big...
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28 Jun

Super Bitch Indeed

Those of you who know me know that I drive… ummm…. enthusiastically. Not crazy, not like an asshole, mind you. But I do like to get out in front of traffic without driving too aggressively to enjoy the limited open...
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13 Apr

The Dread Exit Interview

So I changed jobs recently. Not something I am happy about doing but the job was, quite literally, making me sick. So it had to be done. And while the physical process went well, the next morning I get an...
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