Author: Brian Gray

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internet: cui bono?

On the whole, most acts shy of outright aggression are seen as weakness, and weakness is despised, punishment favored, cosmic justice scorned. We’re taught moment by moment, amidst the fray, to seize opportunities for advancement and reward and to crush...

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#firstürbproblems: Skim, not Skinny!

Making sure to specify a “vanilla nonfat latte” instead of a “vanilla skim latte” at Starbucks for fear of being served a Skinny Vanilla latte. Yes… that’s a thing. Really. Well it is for me, anyway. The other odd thing...

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work: the fridge

What exactly is it about being left unsupervised with items we don’t own, but that we know we won’t get an any trouble for leaving them in a completely trashed state? The most obvious example of this is the hotel...

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health: “more of a nuisance”

So, following up on my visit earlier this month, I’d been to have the stitches–sutures if you’re fancy–removed and I thought I’d hear results on my biopsy at that time. This was incorrect and the doctor I saw was a...

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home: BUTT OUT! …please?

In which my first world problem complaints about cigarette butts landing on my patio are vindicated with a not-strongly-worded-at-all memo from the management.

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Food in the Garden at American History

Join the National Museum of American History this summer for tastes, tours, and talks outside in their new Victory Garden. The Museum’s American Food History Project and Smithsonian Gardens are bringing together local growers, practitioners, educators, and researchers to explore and experience where our food comes from and how we grow it.

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health: cancerversary?

Nearly three years to the day of completing cancer treatments, I find a skin anomaly and all those old familiar feelings come bubbling right back up to the surface…

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tv: here comes tomorrow…

As a huge fan of The Tomorrow People1 I really want to be excited about this, but it’s on The CW… Looks like it could be cool, but it also looks pretty white, and for a show on that network...

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spam: …eloquent spam

It may be taking a while for my coffee to kick in, but while clearing out the spam comments this morning, these two are definitely winners!