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People Can Die From Exposure

[The first in a pair–perhaps later a series?–of articles about work, ownership and compensation online. What I have to say is nothing new, but hopefully can add to the growing chorus of voices about it.] Recently Wil Wheaton went off...

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literally: can’t even

Is it possible to have a Case of the Mondays on a Tuesday? My mini-vacation making a long weekend out of the July 4 holiday is done and I’m back at the office. It was a hot, humid, and rainy...

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home: snow day = chores?

In which I break the habits of a lifetime and use a snow day to do chores… Past Brian is looking at Present Brian today like “What gives, man?” OPM called it, federal offices closed, it’s an official snow day–sort...

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photo: gambling gnomes?

I’ve heard of garden gnomes getting up to some strange things in backyards, but nothing prepared me for finding telltale signs of a gnome gambling ring in the planters on my patio… Having a ground floor patio in a multi-story...

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in DC: Greyhound celebrates 100 years

One fun thing about working for a federal agency is getting to walk into work past some pretty cool event setups. This morning it was vintage Greyhound buses… WHAT: 100th Anniversary Celebration of intercity motor coach travel. The celebration will...

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manners: not dead, just evolved?

A Facebook friend posted this image last week and initially I looked at it as one of those “go viral” images with a message so simple that people feel compelled to share and like it. At the same time, I...

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weather: baby, it’s cold…

It’s almost impossible to believe that the DC area is getting snow tomorrow, until you remember that exactly one year ago… we got snow.

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queer: “that way”

Had an interesting experience in the cafeteria yesterday morning. I’d already brought in my breakfast, but accompanied a co-worker to get her morning nosh. Nothing out of the ordinary for my office routine. The only thing that usually changes is...

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fate: i am not! …oh

This morning’s horoscope seems to have finally figured out what to say to make it impossible to argue with. Harrumph!! Well played, horoscope… well played.

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city love: no homo

Presented without comment. Also… hi! It’s been a while.. again. I had honestly meant to make this year more of a “I’m going to write this year!” but that obviously didn’t happen. Immediately after Christmas, I came back to house...