Category Archives: Lifestyle

Adventures In Dogsitting: Ooh Ooh That Smell

Ah, on cold mornings like this, nothing feels better on the bare feet than a wood floor in a gas-heated home. Until you step in the dog vomit. Fred. We dogsit Fred for a friend when she goes out of … Continue reading

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My Affair With Herman Cain

You can carry around a secret for years, and it’s like a heavy backpack—weighing you down, always there, a constant burden. But when you finally decide to share that secret, your burden is immediately lifted. Others bear the weight of … Continue reading

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Give Yourself a Hand!

I’ve got a great face for radio, or so I’ve been told. Over the past several years, I’ve been invited (or invited myself) to appear on a number of local radio programs, from the college stations to the big commercial … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs, RIP

It was a cold, gray, January morning in 1986. I walked with my new friend Tim into one of the gallery rooms at our Seattle art school. We stopped at a table to inspect this beige contraption that looked like … Continue reading

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This Is a Perfect Time to Panic

It’s coming right at you! Yes, YOU! If you’re reading this, you are directly in the danger zone of being hit by satellite nuggets sometime in the next few days. Okay, the odds are somewhat long-ish, at 3,200-1 (roughly the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Teams: Can a Marriage Survive?

The chatter of the exuberant bar full of NFL fans dropped to a murmur as we made our way through the Desperado last October. We took a seat at a table near the biggest of the big screens, she in … Continue reading

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Math Is Your Friend.

Good news on the employment front: if you’re willing to learn third-grade arithmetic, and have a working knowledge of your homeland’s most popular spoken language, you should be able to leap-frog over millions of America’s working knuckleheads and find a … Continue reading

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Naked! Naked! Naked!

I like walking around buck naked as much as the next guy. Actually, a lot more than the next guy. Hell, I’m naked right now. It’s one of the perks that comes with writing your own blog. It’s liberating, and … Continue reading

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Dog Vs Squirrel: Persistence Is Futile!

It’s a conflict as old as time itself: dog versus squirrel. Hundreds of generations of selective breeding and adaptive evolution have somehow failed to disabuse dogs of the idea that they might be able to catch a squirrel, even though … Continue reading

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Adios, Summer! See You Next Summer.

Up here along the western edge of Montana, summer is a different beast than in other parts of the country. It’s got its own rhythm, its own schedule, its own crazy intensity. As the season lurches toward the inevitable Labor … Continue reading

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