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ISS

Today was the first time I saw the international space station. It’s not often you get to see it; it’s only possible normally when the sun has set but is still illuminating the space station orbiting 254 miles up from the...

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On public transit.

I’ve lived and worked in a few cities: Cleveland, OH, Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA (worked, not lived), and here. Cleveland’s public transit is crap. Though my mom rides it every day to get to work. San Francisco, in...

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Bro

En and I moved here to Nashville a year and a half ago. Not my brother is going to be landing here in around a week and half. Then we just have to get our mom to get out here. It’s all just so damn...

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Lightning strike

Last night there was a big ol’ lighting storm over atop us. And there was strike in the back hill. No more than maybe a hundred feet from us. (Yes, I saw the strike) The the TV went out. I got it back to working before I went to...

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Changing temperatures

I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. Summers there were hot and humid. And I hated them. Fast forward a couple of decades to the present and I’m sitting on my porch in an 80-degree night (with relatively low humidity) and...

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From a point of strength

Whenever you are negotiating you need to come from, or at least appear to come from, a position of strength. When someone knows you’re on the back foot it’s hard to make demands. It’s hard to come to a good and...

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Rolling from one team to another… Willy -> Shamu. (Our overarching team’s name is “Orca,” so the sub-teams are names after killer whales… (yes, I know they are not whales)) Change is always...

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Beets

Canned beets, from our garden! Preserved and good for a year! This is our first experiment with canning. And so far, so good — all of them passed the test of lifting by the lid so they are holding a good vacuum and the...

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Canning skalpers

Ok, Walmart isn’t my favorite store… but the canning jars that we got from them were literally a quarter of the price (fine, a bit less than a quarter) of that what we could have gotten from Amazon. One flat (a...

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