Category: writing

on the occasions when i just have something to say

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2-Factor versus Common Sense?

So, a funny thing happened as I was on my way out to Sunday lunch with a friend: I checked my e-mail. It’s actually not something I do all that often in the evenings or weekends, but there were a...

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So… we’re done here?

It looks like I’m officially “in remission” now. Is it time to write my book now? “How I Dropped 10 lbs. and was Declared Cancer Free!” Or… maybe not.

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all the small things

After taking off about a month from the blog and writing to just, I don’t know… collect myself to face 2017 and take some time off for the holiday, I’m back to it. Today’s tale is about me suddenly realizing the right way (for me) to do laundry after all these years.

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Humdrum Doldrums

I am stuck in a rut. This isn’t surprising, really. Ruts are comfortable, habits are easy, keeping things even-keeled is very attractive. Change isn’t necessarily scary for me, but putting forth that effort can be.

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Too Soon, Balloons!

Spotted these balloons a few days ago in the Columbia Heights metro station. I’d like to hope that they were for a birthday and happened to be someone’s favorite colors, but I know better. Those. Are. Christmas. Balloons. You know...

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Caller ID? New Phone, Who Dis?

No, I will likely not text you that back–unless you’re asking my help to move, or paint your house. But I am a big fan of Caller ID which is pretty much useless these days. I can’t say whether it’s...

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Nobody Owns Your Content But You

Continuing on the subject of paying people for their work, let me also state the obvious point that copying–or to put it a better way, stealing–someone’s work is flat out wrong. This is a lesson that brands, both established and...

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day off: ain’t doin’ nuthin

Just three days after the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s actual day off, I had my own day off from work. I may have tied it to National Cancer Survivors Day, but it was really just a matter of having...

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Po’ Boy? No Mo’ Boy…

There’s nothing quite like discovering one of your favorite places to eat has shut their doors. I mean, we’ve probably all experienced arriving on a day that they happen to be closed for a holiday or simply as part of...