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Aug 13 2015

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I spent a while last night outside on my deck, watching the Perseid meteor shower. It was a good night for it, too. The skies were clear. The weather was cooler than it normally is here in August – cool enough that I could wear long sleeves and pants so the mosquitoes wouldn’t eat me […]

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Jan 20 2015

On Writing

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Last week, I read a Washington Post article about Katry Rain a/k/a Dennis Williams, who committed suicide after sending an email to a handful of reporters, stating, essentially that since no one was interested in what he had to share, he found no point in sharing anything more and was choosing to die. Depression is […]

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Dec 31 2014

In Which New Years is Slammed

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If you suffer from what could probably be termed Seasonal Affective Disorder, New Years’ celebrations and resolutions come at a terrible freaking time. You feel like crap. The world looks like crap. And now you have to think about what you ought to be changing when you hardly feel like getting out of bed. My […]

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Dec 16 2014

Merry Christmas from the Stevensons: Building the Holiday Prank

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Kara and I have a fairly longstanding tradition of sending bizarre holiday cards to our friends and family. This year, I wanted to do something a little different. About a week ago, many of our family and friends (well, those for whom we had accurate addresses at the time) received an envelope like this in […]

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Dec 15 2014

Holiday Bleatings

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There’s a desperation in the air before the inevitable collapse that is Christmas. A desperate, longing energy. It feels like every year, I go through this. Maybe everyone does. Around Thanksgiving, a button clicks in my head and I find myself flitting haphazardly through the mess of my life like a hummingbird. Useless energy – […]

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