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So Awkward Together

This morning I saw a coworker of mine who had been working from home the past few days.  Not being exactly sure what was wrong, I had nonetheless figured something must be going on.  In conversation with my neighbor, I … Continue reading

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The Meeting After The Meeting Before The Meeting

Today I had only four and half hours before my last week as an hour employee ended, and I wanted to make the most of my time, so I ended up in a fair amount of meetings.  This was not … Continue reading

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Johannes Factotum

The first appearance that William Shakespeare made in the wider world of arts and letters was in a ferocious pamphlet written by the now nearly forgotten Robert Greene, in which the Stratford-born playwright was called a Johannes Factotum, a jack-of-all-trades … Continue reading

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Sketches Of Country Life

I thought to convey at least some of the more notable features that I enjoy when spending time at my home away from home in rural Clackamas County, as I frequently find something worthwhile to write about in such moments … Continue reading

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Game Review: Date (Almost) Anything Sim

Alright, so as a hopelessly single fellow who enjoys odd games [1], I downloaded this freeware game that serves as an odd simulation, and I have to say that it irritated me on several levels.  The gameplay itself is pretty … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bookkeeping Exercises

Bookkeeping Exercises:  Developing The Principles Of Debits And Credits, Recording Transactions, The Trial Balance, Balance Sheet, Statement Of Profit And Loss, And Ledger Closing:  For Beginning Bookkeeping Students, by South-Western Publishing Company Published nearly a century ago in 1921, this … Continue reading

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Habits Of Close Attention, Thinking Heads, Become More Rare As Dissipation Spreads

From time to time [1] I find the interactions of life sufficient material for deep thoughtful meditation and reflection.  So it was last night when I found myself trying to peacefully read while drinking iced tea and munching on mozzarella … Continue reading

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Gaslighting Nathan

I first became familiar with the term gaslighting through an unusual source.  During my college years, I purchased the first album from the band Steely Dan [1] during my lifetime, the aptly named “Two Against Nature.”  The first track on … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Quotidian Mysteries

The Quotidian Mysteries:  Laundry, Liturgy and “Women’s Work,” by Kathleen Norris This short book of less than 100 pages served as the text of the 1998 Madeleva Lecture in Spirituality, and it takes a clear Catholic perspective of the relationship … Continue reading

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The Upside Of Nosebleeds

In the spring of 2009 I went to spend the Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread in Santiago, Chile.  The time did not go particularly well, for a variety of reasons.  For one, the Passover was an exceptionally troubled one … Continue reading

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