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Writer’s High

You know how when kids are around 5 years old, and something they’re excited about is going on, they want to tell everyone? The neighbor, the cashier, the stranger across the street… Well, I’m in that place now. I want to walk around and tell everyone: I finished the story. I ...

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And today I spent over an hour shoveling snow

Of course, I wired myself up so I could count it as a workout. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, this hour was the second time the snow had to be shovelled today. Vlad did it the first time before he left.  I’m in an odd place right now. It’s an exciting place, ...

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And now for something stupid

Apple makes really poor software. The Itunes software, at it’s best is just a portal so you think that Itunes is the only place you can legally download songs for your ipod. And they do make it easy. That part, they’ve got down. Once you actually want to organize those ...

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Teacher impacts

Vladimir, my husband, got reconnected with a lot of people through the russian version of the classmates website. So I tried our English version and was pretty disappointed. Not surprising since I went to three high schools and never got the chance to really connect well with anyone. In particular, though, ...

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The gap in my posting

I guess I just started up again, like I hadn’t left a huge 6 week gap in my posting. For a while, in fact, I had thought that maybe I was going to leave off blogging completely. This was the it. My site would, until I needed the intense fan/author ...

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The gym blues

I might have to postpone this triathlon thing.  Before Christmas I had been going to the gym, but I have a 90 minute cap at the gym, with my little one in the playroom. The last few weeks I took him there, he was giving me a lot of resistance. ...

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The ultimate centrism

If you’ve ever watched the movie Contact, based on the book by Carl Sagan which is itself a great read, you might remember the last phrase, something that Ellie had said before in the movie. “I’ll tell you one thing about the universe, though. The universe is a pretty big ...

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Fender Bender

Well, yesterday some poor kid hit my car. I was driving down the road and moving into the turn lane. She wanted to turn left, to go to a gas station on the corner, and a nice but unthinking driver had signaled her to go in front of their car, which was ...

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