• Pepe at the top of his game

    Beware the Worts of March

    by  • March 9, 2014 • 1 Comment

    Last weekend, my friend (and neighbor) Patrick came over on Sunday afternoon and we brewed our tenth and eleventh batches of beer, respectively. Well, for the sake of accuracy let me admit that mostly what we did was drink beer while giving Pepe directions on when to stir, which hops to add to a...

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    Dream Diary

    by  • February 20, 2014 • 5 Comments

    I had been in politics — not as a politician, but as a campaign manager or aide of some sort. The details were never clear. The important thing is that my career in politics was a catastrophic failure. Due to a combination of exhaustion, stress, and humiliation, I died. Heart attack, probably. After I...

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    Welcome to Anders William Nielsen

    by  • January 3, 2014 • 1 Comment

    My first cousin, once removed, born to Erik Nielsen and Shannon Nielsen née Crabtree, both originally from our common hometown of Eglon, WA. He was born on January 1st, 2014 — a New Year’s baby. Congratulations, little Anders, for finally making my aunt and uncle grandparents

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    Facebook: An Investment in Social Parasitism

    by  • August 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Yes, this one is also stolen

    Facebook’s hilariously botched IPO has provided no shortage of amusement and anger in the investing community — sometimes both at the same time.  Still, this is a world where paradigm-changing technologies more than 20 years old are often referred to as “dinosaurs” and the Cult of the New is often mistaken for common sense. ...

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    Murphy’s Story

    by  • July 12, 2013 • 1 Comment

    Murphy thinks why god why

    This is Murphy. He’s a four year old border collie with traditional white “bib and boot” markings, bright eyes, and an unquenchable obsession with bouncy balls and bright lights. Depending on how one decides to calculate the relationship, he is either my step-grand-dog, my grand-dog-in-law, or merely a dog who belongs to someone I...

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    Northwest Gardening

    by  • June 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Cathy Rain Gardener

    Ah, summer in the Northwest… the weather channel insists we have 100% sunny skies, but the reality is somewhat different. It’s a good thing Cathy is prepared for this sort of thing: Do note the huge, gigantic, almost inedibly-delicious looking flat of Box farm strawberries there. Stuff like that makes all the rain worthwhile.

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