Category Archives: Thinking

Tiring

Locking up children, racial profiling and whatever new fresh hell this awful president comes up with next is not how we make America great again. Because, honestly, America was already pretty great. A confederate sympathizer is running against one of … Continue reading

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Even when you know it’s coming

A friend died over the weekend. He was in organ rejection after surviving for a year on his third set of transplanted lungs. He has two small children. That third set of lungs let him meet his youngest and watch … Continue reading

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Two Big Things

We started the month with my sister’s wedding. It snowed a little bit at the beginning of April here in Virginia because OF COURSE. It makes for a good story about how cold it was at the reception. We spent … Continue reading

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Documentary

I don’t know how long this embed code will last, but I’m putting this here because it is so darn good. It is by Matan Rochlitz and ran in the New York Times.

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Labor Day Weekend

After a three year absence, we returned to Ocracoke for a quick trip. As soon as we got off the ferry, we ate tacos: The remnants of Harvey made Saturday a soggy day, but it brought a beautiful sunset: We … Continue reading

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Eclipsed

Yesterday was the Great American Eclipse. The better-half researched and found a reputable dealer for glasses. We had so many that I ended up taking extra pairs to work. My boss was thrilled that she got her own pair. Several … Continue reading

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Be a long time since the rock and roll

We went to a concert the other night and while there was only good musicianship, the show didn’t do much for either of us. I guess that happens on occasion. By the way, we’ve been to 14 shows already this … Continue reading

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Iceland, part three

This is late going up and it almost seems like we never went, but then I remember things. We visited Blue Lagoon on the Friday of our trip and went all in…silica mud masks, algae masks, drinks in the water, … Continue reading

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Flying Home

When we originally planned our trip, friends were meant to go with us. Our friends had a death in the family and we scrambled to cancel their plans the night before we left. It’s pretty remarkable how much you can … Continue reading

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Disappointment

The person I really wanted to hire declined our offer. Our benefits package would have cost her money. Dang. The runner-up will likely say yes. I’m not as excited about that person, but you work with what you can get. … Continue reading

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