You’re Too Weird

You’re Too Weird

Ladies and gentlemen, your elected officials. George Santos is a fascinating story, but one that tracks just perfectly if you think about the long, downward spiral that seems to be our government. Imagine you're a regular person interviewing for a normal office job...

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Life is Life

Life is Life

The concept of "life expectancy" would appear logical at the outset. "Hey, let's let's just use math to try and estimate the average lifespan of a human being." Or a dog. Or turtle. Whatever it is. I think there's subconscious comfort for people, perhaps, in knowing...

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Masters of War

Masters of War

As a kid, we always received daily newspapers. We'd get the Worcester Telegram in the morning, the Clinton Daily Item, and the Evening Gazette at night. Of course, much like the rest of America's newspapers, they've gone through massive upheaval with the onset of the...

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Last Year’s Man

Last Year’s Man

Well here we are, another new year. Each year it seems like I say to myself "wow, another year, how did that happen" or "damn, this year went by so fast." I was on a walk with Stephanie yesterday and we talked about 2022, but tried to keep it focused on the good...

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Are You Electric?

Are You Electric?

When 2022 started, I set a very simple goal to read more books than I did in 2021. With that in mind, I jumped right in, and on January 1, 2022, I purchased "Lights Out," a book authored by longtime ABC News Correspondent Ted Koppel. The subtitle is "A Cyberattack, A...

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Mr. Roboto

A few of you have messaged me over the last month wondering why you don't see comments right away when you submit them in response to one my posts. In a world of instant gratification, I understand why it can frustrating or odd, or make you think that the comments...

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Big, Big Up That Energy

My typical approach to most things medical is "oh, that'll go away" or "I don't have to worry about that yet." I'm not irresponsible by any means - I know when to go see a doctor, and I do. But if I have a sore hip or elbow or if my lower back aches, I'm pretty...

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Rhinestone Eyes

Rhinestone Eyes

On this day 14 years ago, I put out the message below on Facebook about Lasik. Even back in 2008, Lasik was on my mind and I know it was on my mind before that, too, because I can remember talking to an Ask Jeeves co-worker (shout out, Chris Damsen!) about his...

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A Shot in the Arm

A Shot in the Arm

A few months ago I posted a couple of things on Facebook about the new bivalent COVID vaccines and my uncertainty about getting them, as they hadn't been tested on any humans yet, just mice. And we're not like mice. I tried to make it clear in my social posts that I...

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Very Ape

Very Ape

I've said before that I think a lot of things, particularly politics, would be a lot better if we had more women in charge. I truly believe this. To keep with the government/politics theme lately, look where America is today. Splintered, maybe irreparably, and led by...

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He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

There have been a few moments this week where the topic of weight and how we judge people has come up. Something in the universe cooked up a bunch of random moments all tied to this subject that led to me to my post today. First was this moment on Tuesday during the...

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The Songs of National Freedom

I admit that I sometimes take for granted the freedoms and opportunities we are granted by living in a democratic country where free speech is largely allowed and not suppressed. There are plenty of people stateside who might disagree with that statement and at a...

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