Mystery Men: Smash Mouth, “Allstar”

It’s finals weekend, which means I’m trapped in the kitchen baking goodies for the kids who survived Bradpocalypse Spring 2010. It’s the least I can do. It’s also movie weekend. I treated myself to this forgotten gem (with Janeane Garafalo, on whom I have a little crush left over from when she used to be […]

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Sick (89 of 90)

It’s the last day of the 90 in 90 challenge and I’m a day behind. As I have been for the last few weeks. Although I have an actual excuse this time: I’m sick. I don’t fight that feeling in the way that I used to. In my younger days, I would ignore the onset […]

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. . . (87 of 90)

The use of ellipsis can either mislead or insult, and the reader must rely on the good intentions of the writer who uses them. – Ellipsis in Writing The running and the not smoking and the not drinking and the empty nights and the end of school and the coming travels have me…itchy. It’s a […]

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Happenings (86 of 90)

The last week is upon us. Strange things happen to people during the run-up to the end of the year. Some prepare to scatter. Some prepare to hunker down. Some are leaving forever. Some will never leave. Add to that mix the relentless stress, sleepless nights and looming deadlines and inter-personal relationships tend to get […]

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The Axis of Awesome

My pal Glenn Platt posted this link on Facebook and I had to share for one reason: people get offended when I tell them I have little room for music in my life. I have tried to explain that I’m extremely fond of talented musicians, but most music doesn’t fall into that category. And I […]

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Words (85 of 90)

I’ve been contemplating the nature of words, particularly the ineffectiveness in terms of conveying information in a real way. This came up, as it always comes up, after a conversation from a different time and place. One that I hadn’t expected to have. That I’d intentionally set about not having. Because words – these precious […]

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I’ve Now Lived Long Enough (83 of 90)

There’s a change that comes with middle age, one that surprises me as I am sure it has surprised every other person to reach this age. I see the random-ness and repetitions of life, circling around and around again. I see patterns in my students, ones that started years ago when I walked into my […]

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The Last Days (82 of 90)

Time is slipping away. Quickly. As that’s how time slips. I am bad at endings, something I’ve been told throughout much of my adult life. I don’t like change. I don’t like new routines. I don’t like re-starting. I am comfortable being comfortable. Some people are not. These people make me itchy, although I recognize […]

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