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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

31 July 2008

“What in the world are you doing?” Kris said, stopping in the middle of the road. She pointed at my bare feet. “It’s just a whim,” I said. “I want to see if I can do this.” “It’s over a mile to Paul and Amy Jo’s house,” she said. “The asphalt is hot.” “My feet […]

She Rules a Crowded Nation

30 July 2008

It’s one o’clock when we reach the house. Neither Mom nor I have eaten all day. She took her meds sometime before I picked her up at nine; I ate half a bag of peanut M&Ms on the drive to Salem. When we walk into the kitchen, she sets her purse down and says, “I’m […]

Stevie Nicks Day

23 July 2008

All afternoon, I’ve been listening to the same song: “Stand Back” by Stevie Nicks. This was a modest hit when I was a freshman in high school. I had the LP and loved it. Some genius (and I mean this in literally) recently thought to remix the song into a nearly-twelve minute version called the […]

The Cat Who Was Raised by a Crow

22 July 2008

Last fall at Animal Intelligence, I shared a two-minute video of a cat who was raised by a crow. A reader recently pointed me to a longer video with a more complete story on this unlikely friendship: There is nothing I like more than stories of interspecies friendship. I love the idea that different kinds […]

Five tactics for pursuing voluntary simplicity

21 July 2008

One of my favorite personal finance bloggers is Philip Brewer at Wise Bread. He writes long, thoughtful articles about the philosophy of money, not just on tips and tricks to save at the grocery store. Brewer recently posted a piece called “What I’ve Been Trying to Say” that summarizes his philosophy. Explaining why he believes […]

From Bread to Cherries

20 July 2008

Ah, friends, so many things to tell you in order to relate a simple story. I should write at this blog more often. I’ll do my best to be succinct. In March, I wrote a post at my fitness blog asking which whole wheat bread is best? I picked up one of every loaf from […]

Movie Meme

18 July 2008

It’s been a while since I did one of those silly internet games, yes? Well, Frykitty recently posted a movie meme, and I’m going to join in. This list is apparently based on Entertainment Weekly‘s 100 classic movies of the past 25 years. I’m going to break from the ongoing list method (“bold everything you’ve […]

Watchmen Trailer

17 July 2008

I’ve been sorely disappointed by a lot of comic book movies. That’s a tough thing for a life-long comics geek like me. There’s a bare handful of comic films I like: Spiderman 2, Iron Man, Batman Begins. (And I hear The Dark Knight, the new Batman film, is pretty good.) When I first heard that […]

Easy and cheap home-made bread

14 July 2008

I baked a loaf of bread yesterday. It was delicious. It was easy. It was cheap. Last winter, I undertook a quest to find the best whole wheat bread in a grocery store. I like sandwiches and I like toast, so removing bread from my diet isn’t an option. While trying to balance cost and […]

Five Eight (and a Half)

09 July 2008

On my recent visit to the doctor’s office, a nurse weighed me and measured my height. “How tall am I?” I asked. “I can’t ever get a good measurement.” “You’re five-eight,” she said. “Ah,” I said. “I thought I was five-nine.” She laughed. “You’re like every other guy — always trying to say you’re taller […]

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