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Regular Life

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

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Remembering and Looking Forward to Solar Eclipse

I remember the first solar eclipse I saw, on Monday, February 26, 1979. I was barely 8 years old. I was at my father’s dental office after school. The sky was darker than it normally would have been, but in Arkansas we were far enough from the totality that we didn’t experience the silence of… (read more)

Failing to Impress Me

Every few years, I try Linux again. I like the idea of a free OS, and the last time I installed it I ran it on my laptop for two years. It served me well until I used the recovery disks to put Windows Vista back on it and sell it cheap to a friend… (read more)

A Belated Birthday Dedication Letter

Chris, Ever since we were–what, 7?–I have known that your birthday was either September 9 or 11. Then that thing happened, and the date was forever solidified in my brain. It isn’t 9 or 11, it’s 9-11. Numbers aside, I’m glad we’re still friends, and lately I’m realizing how much our friendship shaped who I… (read more)

Coffee and the Bee

I had fixed the boy’s breakfast and was running late for work. Only seconds after perfectly grinding my coffee beans I dropped the grinder. It bounced off the counter and landed on the floor, spilling all four tablespoons (pre-ground measurement). We have a cocker spaniel, and caffeine can kill dogs, but I didn’t have time… (read more)