Monthly Archives: August 2010

I’ve taken my training to the next level

I’ve always wanted to say “I’ve taken my training to the next level.” Now I’m saying it. “I’ve taken my training to the next level.” I was getting ready to run today. Shoes, shorts, Garmin Miranda, hat and sunglasses. (In … Continue reading

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Just another moral dilemma

How am I supposed to go to a church that is intolerant of gays? Don’t dredge up biblical references. In my heart, I know what God wants me to do. Eat more poblano. Don’t tell me my gay friends are … Continue reading

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Work conversations, Part 2

“What are you doing today?” “I’m rimming.” “That’s good.” “Well, it’s not as glamorous as it might sound.” — Work’s still crazy hard. I’m heading into my fourth straight week of six-day weeks. And the days are super intense. I … Continue reading

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Well, guess as long as it’s God’s will …

I tend to think of messages from God as being subtle. As in, a feeling or intuition or a Wendy’s advertisement for a frosty. Not so. I’m on it, God. Poblano it is. And thanks for not making me eat … Continue reading

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A happy ending

I got killed by the obits. Things were going pretty well last night till I crashed hard on the obit page. It’s a very labor intensive page, and suddenly it was gone. I never really recovered. Made deadline, sort of, … Continue reading

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A Spencer by any other name

We’re watching a Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn movie. His name in the movie is Pat. He’s no Pat, Mo says. He’s a Robert. I’m thinking either one is better than Spencer.

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Why journalists drink

It’s almost 3:30 a.m. I am stuck in fourth gear. At midnight I was drinking industrial strength coffee. A guy named Marshall on our desk is the king of making coffee. His secret appears to be not adding much water. … Continue reading

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