Monthly Archives: March 2011

Just another sign I likely was adopted

I run loops on a one-kilometer loop around the parents’ house. Although it’s a loop, both the road out and the road back are sharply uphill. I complain to my dad, asking him to fix it. He shrugs and says … Continue reading

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a simple misunderstanding

We’re eating the world’s greatest barbecue in Junction, Texas, in the car on the way to commune with the fam. We’re eating in the car because BK wanted to come along and we fear leaving her alone. We have a … Continue reading

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The last waltz

They’re moving out of the old building in Arizona where I spent 24 years annoying co-workers and fighting deadlines. While occasionally fighting co-workers and annoying deadlines. They’re moving from a battered old newsroom into an “industrial office space.” Lou Grant … Continue reading

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Work conversations, Part 11

Me: I talked on Skype with a missionary in Africa while flashing my boxers. Co-worker: Oh, really? What part of Africa? Me: Beats me. But it’s not a very big place, you know.

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who’s afraid of virgin wolves?

I have never seen an Elizabeth Taylor movie. There. I said it. She always has been part of my life. She wandered in and out from the days I was putting together a people column in 1978 up till yesterday … Continue reading

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never trust a shoe company that refuses to uppercase the first letter of its name

One of my best character traits is that I’m a total moron. Hmm. When you write it down it doesn’t sound that great. I own a pair of adidas adizeros. I got them a couple of years ago in a … Continue reading

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The sumo of our discontent

Some guy on another blog site wrote a post this morning with this headline: “Why does a 400-pound man completing a marathon in 9:48:52 bother me so much?” Basically he’s upset because a Sumo wrestler finished the L.A. Marathon and … Continue reading

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