Monthly Archives: December 2013

In Memory of Hibernations Past

It’s been a cold winter. No doubt about that. You acclimate or you hibernate. There are pros and cons to both I supose. Hibernation allows you to recharge your batteries. Acclimation allows you to not be cowed by the elements. … Continue reading

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When the Hobbit is No Longer the Hobbit

  I once watched the Russian TV version of Sherlock Holmes. It was a series like the BBC has done. I must say it was pretty good. So when I ran across the Russian language version of the Hobbit I … Continue reading

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A Minimalist Among Us

I have never liked getting gifts. It all started with the seemingly benign birthday party. Extremely introverted and shy, the thought of people staring at me as I opened a present was horrifying.  I would go through the motions and … Continue reading

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Next Generation: Where the Message and the Medium Become One

One generation spends a fortune on medication and counseling to combat attention deficit disorder. The next generation spends a fortune on technology to enhance the condition. Perhaps it was inevitable in a world obsessed by multitasking. In a world that … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s New Food

  Imaginary Chicken Broth. Brilliant. Imaginary chicken broth, i.e. vegetarian broth, is fun, catchy word play. Good angle by the vegetarian crowd. At least that’s what I thought the label said, whereas in fact it actually was chicken broth, the brand … Continue reading

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The Curse of the Garlic Memory

  Garlic is awesome. Anyone who knows garlic knows this is true. Anyone who does not know this has not been exposed to enough garlic. I’m sure many people have proclaimed that you can’t have too much garlic. I know … Continue reading

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First Cut is the Deepest

    Fortunately I never had aspirations of being a doctor. Some might think it is fortunate because I probably wasn’t smart enough anyway. I probably wasn’t smart enough, but I suspect strong aspirations would have spurred the pursuit until … Continue reading

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