July 2011 11
Sorry. It just is. I have had it now for a couple of weeks, and I just couldn’t care less. I don’t really even pay attention to the notifications in my Gmail inbox when they appear. I like the circles, and my interest in the site ends with that feature. And when I do […]
I’ve never really written Haikus. About a month ago, we had an informal competition in my office to write the best Haiku about our association. I won. And I only used 4 syllables on the last line. And I wrote it five seconds before they started reading the entries. Haikus are easy. Wednesdays are […]
The reports have been trickling in all day. FBI agents across the country are raiding homes and bringing in suspected members of the hacking group known as “Anonymous.” No word yet on how many actual arrests have been made, and only one suspect has been publicly named so far. What I suspect Federal authorities […]
We’ve made offers on at least half a dozen homes in the last three months. D.C. area housing sales are defying the trends that define housing in the rest of the U.S. We have a genuine seller’s market on our hands, with competitive bidding, contracts being written on houses site unseen, and full asking price […]
I don’t know who Justin Kownacki is. I do know that his name sounds vaguely Slavic, he lives in Baltimore, and he does some sort of social media consulting. I also know that he appears to be fairly smart. Smart people often say things that make me smarter, so I sometimes listen to what they […]
I like your service. Always have. But I’m not getting a lot of mileage out of the DVDs, since I always forget to return them. I’ve had How To Train Your Dragon sitting on top of my Blu-Ray player for at least 6 months. 6 months. Don’t get me wrong. It’s a great movie. But […]
In 2009 Jamie and I got certified to carry concealed weapons. The instructor warned us that shooting is a perishable skill. It isn’t like riding a bike. “Go shooting at least once a month,” he said, “or you’ll lose your accuracy.” Shooting isn’t the only perishable skill. Creativity is perishable. Stop using it on a […]
I don’t know if it’s a healthy impulse. It’s one I have more often these days. When confronted with encroaching chaos I am a raging pyromaniac. When faced with corruption my fingers twitch, craving a lit match. When epic stupidity rears its ugly head, burn baby, burn. The cleansing fire needn’t be actual. Destroying unworkable […]
Well, does it? I haven’t posted in almost 8 months. That’s got to be a record, even for me. Where have I been? New job. New kid. New car. New house hunting (as yet unsuccessful). New perspectives. Writers’ block. Facebook and Twitter killed the blogosphere star. Those kind of things. But I’ve been […]
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