Category Archives: personal

a lot in five years

Quite a bit has happened in the last five years! I will likely be returning to posting here (and pushing content to other places) given G+’s shut down next year. It was a good seven year run, despite Google’s abysmal … Continue reading

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anathema

I should explain how I come up with some of these pictures — I’ll go into flickr and search on a key word and then browse the resulting selection for anything interesting. Most of the time the word I search … Continue reading

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why do I use facebook when it is evil?

Facebook is notoriously insecure. It has flipflopped — more often then McCain — on privacy settings, policies. It keeps rolling out “new” features that undermine old settings. And given the business facebook is in, it WILL be using and harvesting … Continue reading

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he who would not name AIDS

Today is the 100th anniversary of Reagan’s birthday so apparently the Republicans and/or Tea Partiers are cheering in the streets or something. I spotted this, and it got me thinking: 10 Things Conservatives Don’t Want You To Know About Ronald … Continue reading

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foodie friday: tacos!

Real tacos! Not those strange fried things loaded with lettuce and cheddar cheese (WHUT?)… This one’s courtesy of my friends in Tijuana — we’ve had many a tailgate party with these. Start with a grill (you must have a grill. … Continue reading

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this is the kind of mentality I run into all the time

You know, I’m pretty laid back. I don’t actually get that pissed off that often. But now and then I run into shit like this: Nonprofit group opens a new world “You can exist without hearing, but to have a … Continue reading

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broken education

This article is just jaw-dropping: I’m Sorry, Your Child Is Stupid Our experience raising Leah is not typical, not typical at all. I dare say, we have successfully raised a deaf, bilingual child. We did it in a school environment … Continue reading

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foodie friday: tortilla soup

This is a big favorite of mine, I’ve been making it for over 5 years now. The recipe is pretty versatile — you can cut it in half to make less soup if you like. I have used all kinds … Continue reading

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wildcats were lurking in the undergrowth, ready to dart out like piranhas, unless they were muzzled

Well clearly, I just couldn’t resist: A manifesto for the simple scribe – my 25 commandments for journalists Metaphors are great. Just don’t choose loopy metaphors, and never, never mix them. Subs on the Guardian used to have a special … Continue reading

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in which i rant

I really, really, really hate the recent forced linkage between YouTube accounts and Google Accounts. I have an ancient gmail account that I’ve used as my primary email, under my real name and real activities for a long time. I … Continue reading

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back from my break

and just learning about the Arizona shooting of last Saturday. I’ll have more to say later after digesting this, but wanted to extend a moment of silence for the victims. And a quick link: We can’t say we weren’t warned … Continue reading

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nifty google search addition

You can now do advanced searches in google and sort by reading level, from basic to advance. You can also show what a particular site’s results are for. Jen over at Google can now filter by “reading level” noted this … Continue reading

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tidal wave

I loved Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson when I was a kid. My mom did, too, but for very different reasons ;-). While I laughed at Calvin and Hobbes because he did all sorts of cool things (except for … Continue reading

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this is what happens when I am AFK

As I tweeted yesterday, it was a gorgeous, gorgeous day yesterday. I started the day off in L.A. where my parents reside and took an early morning walk with my dog. I was really annoyed I had forgotten my camera, … Continue reading

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Martín Fierro

One of my favorite pieces of poetry comes from a much longer poem published between 1872 and 1879 by Jose Hernandez of Argentina. (English link) Mi gloria es vivir tan libre como el pájaro del cielo; no hago nido en … Continue reading

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