Category Archives: It’s All About Me

I don’t care if you like my tattoo

When I was young I would wait until it was unavoidable to admit my dad was dead. I wouldn’t correct the plural on “parents” but if someone asked directly about my father, well, I wasn’t about to lie, evade, or … Continue reading

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This Was My Year That Was

My online life, like most people’s, is an edited version of reality. Not in a conscious attempt to make myself appear in a certain way, but because some stories aren’t mine to tell and I generally don’t use social media as … Continue reading

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My bud the SPUD

It’s not that grocery shopping is so hard, it’s just that you have to keep doing it. Especially when you run out of cat food. I’d generally avoid the big grocery shop which meant frequently stopping at Safeway on the … Continue reading

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Uncool before it was cool

I saw a woman wearing this on a t-shirt today and it made me laugh … and reflect on my relationship with the word “cool.” I’m so uncool I use cool more frequently than any grown woman should to express … Continue reading

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Embracing my Hubble life

In my job and in some of my freelance assignments I’m often in the position of interviewing experts on subjects in which I have little to no expertise, to put it mildly. Interviewing an electrical engineer a few years ago, … Continue reading

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Health and humanism

There are a lot of labels out there on which I could hang my belief system, but let’s call it humanism. Who can argue with a human being, being a humanist? Richard Dawkins has ruined atheist for some of us, … Continue reading

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Shop til you drop? Is dropping … good?

‘Tis the season we’re asked incessantly “are you done your Christmas shopping yet?” My unintentionally sanctimonious answer is I’m not doing Christmas shopping this year. I’m somewhat opting out of a holiday I’ve never particularly loved and love less now, … Continue reading

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