Category Archives: Family

The Garbage Can Conundrum

Funny story: 17 years ago, my garbage can got run over by the garbage truck. The lid popped off, the body racked sideways, and the wheels went a bit woogley. The garbage crew must carry repair materials, because by the time I got to it, having heard the crunch, seen the horror show out the […]

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Face Masks: Learn ’em, Live ’em, Love ’em (And for pity’s sake, WEAR THEM!)

Most folks connected with me on social media have only seen the occasional comment or link from me about how the SARS-CoV-2 crisis is being handled in the U.S., but have no idea that I’ve spent the last three weeks working on practical and citizen-available ways to improve the survival rates of our medical personnel […]

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The Dealer

Me, leaving a medical procedure: Just a minor question, Doctor. Is a known side-effect of that new drug wild, intense, hallucinatory, almost entheogenic dreams? Doctor: Why, yes. Have you had one? Me (on the inside): No, I was just validating your medical degree!Out Loud: Yes, several times a night, all weekend. Doctor: Did you enjoy […]

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Secret Battle

Last night, just before going to bed, I set our robotic vacuum to clean our downstairs rooms while we slept. Judging by the carnage I found in the living room at 6:30AM, I believe this is what happened: Midway through cleaning the floor, having labored mightily, our robotic vacuum cleaner decided it had earned the […]

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Primary Schools: Reputation is everything, and I just don’t give a shit any more…

Pressure Cooker

Our five-year-old is going to school. In the fall, he will be a kindergartner. You wouldn’t think this would be a big fuss. After all, it’s just kindergarten, right? No one ever missed out on going to the best college because of a bad choice in kindergartens, right??? That’s certainly what I thought, until we […]

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