Legalized

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I live in Colorado.  We have legalized marijuana.  When I tell people I live in Colorado, I tend to get a lot of jokes about the mj.  Sigh. I want to go on the record – I don’t partake.  Never…

April Means Taxes

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April.  Tax time.  April 15th, today – is it.  Blargh. I can honestly say I have never met anyone who expressed to me their happiness to pay taxes.  Most people complain about taxes, about the government charging them taxes, so…

Five Questions

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It’s time for…. FIVE QUESTIONS! Yes, I normally do this on Facebook.  Get over it. Okay!  So – here we go: Puffy Cheetos or Crunchy Cheetos? Wireless Mouse or Wired Mouse? Honey or Sugar? Captain America or The Winter Soldier?…

Pathfinder

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I’ve been visiting a game store recently.  As such, I have found myself craving to play certain games, try new things. When I was a teenager (and beyond), my friends would descend upon my (or my mom’s) house and we…

Security Blankets

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I think we all have some kind of security blanket, whether it’s an actual blanket, a familiar place, a person, a book – something-one-place-thing where we go to rest and recharge, where we know we are safe. I was trying…

Spring Cleaning

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I was staring at my desk and I suddenly felt claustrophobic. Pretty sure my home office needs a thorough spring cleaning. Hell, my house needs a spring cleaning. My life might, too. Just toss all the crap dragging me down…

Asshole-ery

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Several people have told me I need to be more confident and assertive. When I hear this, my brain goes to ‘you need to be an asshole’. I know the two are not the same, yet in my personal life,…

Undercooked Fries

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Don’t you hate it when you buy French Fries, and you get a lot that are undercooked, and some that are way overcooked? And then it becomes a metaphor for the rest of your week? Everything is either underformed, or…

On Being in Locus

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I’m thrilled to be part of a Locus Spotlight about SF Signal!  The article appears in the March issue of the magazine, but is also available online. The interview featured questions for myself, John DeNardo and JP Frantz, all about…

$12 Movie Tickets

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My ‘local’ AMC Movie Theater has had a complete overhaul and is now called an ‘AMC Dine-In Experience’ or some such. Features include: Big, comfy chairs that recline Tables in front of your seats Dine-In service (waitstaff takes your food…