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Just Keep Reading

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After half-heartedly keeping track of what I have read for the past two or three years, I decided this year that I would keep track of everything I read just to see how… Continue reading

All Will Be Well

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In case you didn’t know, everything and everyone is transient. I had that driven home these past three weeks after a coffeemaker, a dryer, a timer on a water heater, four acquaintances (when… Continue reading

I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie

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I finished volume two of the Sandman Omnibus this weekend. It is a huge book, in size, number of pages, and weight. It may have been even bigger than volume one which I… Continue reading

The Importance of Cake

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I was listening to The Moth podcast not too long ago and there was a young man who informed his audience that he had found the best mantra. When he’s feeling stressed he… Continue reading

All You Need to Know About Football for the 2014-2015 Season

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If you want a player just to lust after, then Clay Matthews is your man. If you want one of the players with one of the richest contracts in the NFL and who… Continue reading

Carrion Comfort

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Are there literary works that you read over and over, seeing new things in them each time? Works that when you first read them gut-punch you, then climb into your skull and muck… Continue reading

Podcasts

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Last weekend my work uploaded a much more stringent firewall that prevents employees from accessing vital websites like Pandora. (Bastards. Way to kill the proletariat’s joy.) But then salvation came from the iPhone… Continue reading

Scotland Forever

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Today Scotland goes to the polls to decide if it wants to remain a part of the United Kingdom or if it wants to be an independent country.  Scots have a lot to… Continue reading

Last Week

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Dear Last Week: You sucked.  Hard.  I mean, was it really necessary for both Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall take their final bows in the same week?  That along with challenges at work, it just… Continue reading

Soul Food

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Can food meet a deep spiritual need? I’m here to tell you, yes, yes, it can. A couple of Fridays ago my work bestie and I went to lunch at Chuy’s because I… Continue reading