Web-log archive: 2013

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2013-11-16

My expedient Walden

Last weekend I had the brilliant notion to take my laptop to our HOA pool house, which is unused now for the winter. I have...

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2013-10-21

Effective heckles

“Dig deeper you APE” “If you catch that guy you’ll be in [nth] place” “You are gonna get LAPPED” “That guy only had ONE gear.”...

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2013-08-05

How to take a nap

Drink a cup of coffee. Lie down flat in your clothes. Get up in 20 minutes. Do this early in the afternoon (about an hour...

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2013-07-30

Race Report: Short Track MTB #7

I wasn’t DFL so I’m going to declare victory. This week’s excuses: Haven’t raced in four weeks. Disspiriting head injury in my last race. Recent...

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2013-06-24

The College Sweetheart

(Cross-posted to Medium) I dated The College Sweetheart for three years: from our Freshman through Junior years. Early one Saturday morning in May, 1992, she...

2013-06-21

Oregon weather happens in cycles

Today is the first day of summer. This doesn’t mean the same thing in Oregon as it does in my native Nebraska. My first spring...

2013-06-12

The twelve months of the Oregon year

January February March April Mayvember Junuary Julcember Summer Fritestember Crosstober Mudvember Wafflemas Addendum This wee list sparked a heated (?) conversation on FB. It led...

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2013-05-31

Inside baseball

I just got an advocacy call from the American Lung Association (“Can I speak with Mr. Soe Durz?”) The script was dreadful. It took the...

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2013-04-21

The hardest week ever

How about a little misery to end the Hardest Week Ever? Well I use the word “hardest” advisedly. It was certainly hard for America. And...

2013-04-08

The Last Week

My wireless mouse threw a “low battery” warning so I had to swap for fresh ones from the charger. I realized: this is the last...

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2013-03-18

Negative Visualization and Gratitude

On her excellent Maternal Journey blog, my friend Kirstin wrestles with gratitude: Have you ever tried to do a gratitude practice? Keep a gratitude journal?...

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2013-02-28

Manly Men

Attention fellow penis-owners! Affecting interest in the following items will not, in fact, make you “manly” Bacon Cigars Firearms Whiskey Straight razors Muddy bicycle races...

2013-02-25

Three things, loosely related

First thing A kind of tough weekend. Feeling a little old. Had an outburst of childish impotent emotion, of which I’m not proud. Second thing...

2013-02-22

Mottos

Fish or cut bait. Boredom is a luxury. Be nice. The deal with rain is that you get wet. Let the dog drive. Anyone can...

2013-02-12

Here comes the future, you can’t run from it

So the USPS plans to cease (most) delivery on Saturdays. Not hard to predict the impact on our family. At our (literate, college-educated, closer-to-retirement-than-high-school) household,...

2013-02-05

Django vs. Drupal

I spend most of my work day hammering on a Drupal site which is why I (re)built my free-time website in Django. Django isn’t “better”...

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2013-01-31

About this site

I (re)built Axoplasm in about one week in Django. For the longest time — OK, about four years — this site was built with Drupal....

2013-01-28

Puncture Your Sofa

Just-slightly-more-than 17 years ago, during winter break of my first year of graduate school, I designed my first website. In early December 1995 I kinda...