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The Drudgery of Process

I’m in the kind of job where, according to best practices, I need finite processes defined for everything I do. Skipping past acquisition, in order to get a server ready to install an operating system, I have to request a place for the server to go, ask someone to install…Continue Reading

Caribou Single Serving

Caribou has recently brought to my attention the fact that they sell the Keurig single-cup brewer and have caribou coffee available for it. That’s really cool! My friend Spazz has a single-cup system at her house and I use it as often as I’m allowed. I’m not a convert yet,…Continue Reading

The First Camping Trip

While Balthazar’s first camping trip was actually over just before 10:00pm, he did get some good exposure to camp-life and the adventures that surround it. Balthazar has been going on about a camping trip for days now. We’re not exactly sure where he picked this up, but I couldn’t be…Continue Reading

Quandries of the American English Dialect

ar·chi·tect (är’kĭ-tĕkt’) n. One who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures. One that plans or devises: a country considered to be the chief architect of war in the Middle East. [Latin architectus, from Greek arkhitektōn : arkhi-, archi- + tektōn, builder.] At some point (I…Continue Reading

Pope *Hopes* for the Best, Pagan Babies Okay

It’s a bit late getting to my attention, but I was made aware recently of the Pope’s exoneration of pagan babies in limbo. The documentation on this subject is actually quite lengthy; I had to follow a couple of citations to other fascinating topics regarding in vitro fertilization and other…Continue Reading

Life’s a Beach

I see two things that really remind me I’m having a good beach vacation: I didn’t pack any socks and I don’t know how many times I’ve showered. Time is also of little importance. We haven’t kept track of the time very much except by the heat of the sun.…Continue Reading

Emily Yoffe Learns ‘The Secret’

Emily Yoffe at Slate.com recently wrote a piece for the Human Guinea Pig column regarding The Secret. I haven’t read the book myself, but I did read The Power of Intention which I am to understand is a similar concept. Emily retells her two month account of following the book’s…Continue Reading

Gun Laws

You might have guessed at this headline. With the news of the Virginia Tech shootings so fresh in everyone’s mind, debate about weapon laws entered into this morning’s conversations at work. Yeh – an Asian man with grand visions of America’s wild west compares those good ole days (notably via…Continue Reading

Reverend Olaf Gradin, Presiding

I have recently become ordained by the *honorable Universal Life Church out of California. Legally speaking, the Ordinary Clerk of the Hall County Court House recognizes any person ordained by a church to lawfully wed consenting adults. I don’t have any experience doing such, but I could learn. My wife…Continue Reading