Category Archives: Factory Reset

Life after sabbatical: aka, “old life” or “real life”

Do They Know It’s Christmas?

It’s not Christmas, it’s New Year’s. Still, I don’t have to worry about the stores being closed. I’ve been out to Starbucks this morning and to the QFC, to grab last-minute supplies for dinner. Tomorrow, I’m sure I can find … Continue reading

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Rebranding The Spider

The spider has gotten a bad rap over the years. Despite stories like Charlotte’s Web, or the American Indian folk tales that present the spider as benign, many of us still prefer them dead. I had a period where I … Continue reading

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Paperboy

Is the paperboy dead? Here is one part of my life which is being carried out to sea by history. In the early 80s, I made a couple thousand dollars delivering newspapers. It taught me to set my alarm, be … Continue reading

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She Gives Shavasna

I had a friend who said he’d like to try Yoga but was afraid he’d do something stupid in class, like fart. I do think about that from time to time, but it hasn’t happened to me yet. At its … Continue reading

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9.04″

We got over nine inches of rain in November here. Today, at 3:30 p.m. the sun was just two fingers away from the horizon. On the ride in this morning, NPR ran a story about a 15 year-old girl who … Continue reading

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Stress-Free Christmas Tree Erection

The key to a stress-free erection is the fake tree, which unfolds as easily as an umbrella, comes pre-lit, and stands perfectly straight every time. There’s no sap, no haggling with the farmer, and no bungee-chording it down to the … Continue reading

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Deus Does Not Exist

Dick ruined my birthday the year we had to take him into the ER for brain problems. Dawn said she got to the house and it was dark, but her dad was standing there in the hallway leading down to … Continue reading

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