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The Abdominable Snowman

Okay, maybe it’ll be an abdominal hurricaneman… Tomorrow I get to take the extreme happy fun time voyage to DFCI/Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain (which is a pretty ride, but is really curvy, stop and go, and still fast… so … Continue reading

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It's the Little Things…

Is it me, or is the earth rotating faster? And that jerking motion… is the planet jammed on some space junk or something? The last two weeks have been interesting (and not only for me)  and I think it’s only … Continue reading

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Worth the Trip? Yep.

I was going to actually just write a note to my mom, but you know, it’ll be put here anyway and I’m burnt. Also, isn’t everyone a mother somewhere, y’know, deep in their souls? You can feel free to add … Continue reading

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What're You Thinking?

Penny wonders this all the damn time, folks. Mainly because she thinks it must be something awesome. I am not sure how to break it to her. UPDATE: I figure any day I wake up feeling meh about a particular … Continue reading

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Faster, Silver, Faster

Don’t tell Mr. Shoe. I have a crush on Teddy Roosevelt. Okay, fine, you can tell him. He already knows. I mean, here’s a guy with asthma, whose mother described his laugh as being similar to creaking door hinge, who … Continue reading

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One Thing Is For Damn Sure

I may feel tired and ill most of the time, but one thing is certain: I will personally kill with my own two hands and eat anyone who tries to take my shiny new Nikon… Okay, new to me… They … Continue reading

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In The Wake

I realize that any communication with me as of late is a often like having Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake read to you. At bedtime. It’s tough to follow. I don’t know where I go off track, but I do. I know … Continue reading

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Welly McWellpants

It’s probably not a real surprise to hear that when I write anything — anything — I absolutely hate coming up with a headline or title. Probably my favorite title for a piece was a line I lifted from Sojourner … Continue reading

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Update on Updates

For those breathlessly awaiting an update… I had a kernel and libc patch applied to the Ubuntu install on my laptop — usually a kernel update and without fail a libc update would completely FUBAR my laptop and often meant … Continue reading

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Breaking News

There’s a huge cicada on our porch. Hey, I thought I heard them outside, I just didn’t think they came this far north. Evidently they do on rare occasions. Of course, I sort of am repelled by it, feel bad … Continue reading

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