Category Archives: Misc

Week Five Done, After Only Three Months

This morning was a big day for my ongoing Couch to 5K project. I finally finished Week Five. When we last spoke, two months ago, I had finished Week One. After that I made slow but steady progress. For most … Continue reading

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You Should Win Things By Watching!

There’s an article making the rounds now about big Hollywood action movies becoming impenetrable messes with sprawling, convoluted plots. I haven’t seen enough of these movies to have much of an opinion on them, but I’m pretty familiar with this … Continue reading

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We Can’t Have Nice Things, Unless We Make Sure Some People Have Nicer Things

Back in April, a Seattle-based company called Gravity Payments did something novel. The CEO took a $930,000 pay cut in order to raise the minimum salary of all the workers to $70,000 a year. How did that work out for … Continue reading

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Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn

Friday night we headed up to Northampton for ice cream and culture. The ice cream was Herrell’s, the culture was Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play at the New Century Theater at Smith College. The play is written by Anne Washburn … Continue reading

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Well, He IS a Dog

Last week was a hell of a week, with a lot of ups and downs, but what helped really rocket it off was on Tuesday night, when I let Cappy out for a last call and realized he was up … Continue reading

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He Speaks Softly Too

About a year ago a branch in one of our trees partly broke. It was just hanging there taunting me, as nothing I did could get it down. Yesterday I finally managed to grab it with a rake and pull … Continue reading

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One Month Later, I Finished the First Week of C25K

Remember when I got it into my head that I was going to do Couch to 5K? Well, after only four weeks, I’ve completed the first week. How does my math there work out? If you recall, day one of … Continue reading

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More Like a DREKtop, Right?

Someone on Twitter said, “Who even has icons on their desktop anymore?” So I showed him my desktop: I knew what would happen and sure enough, within moments my Twitter feed erupted into spasms of “OH GOD!”, “HOW CAN YOU…?”, … Continue reading

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