Category Archives: Things to read

Inspiration, That Bastard

The thing about this fickle, fickle Internet is this: It giveth and it taketh away. Because of what I do for a living, I didn’t comment on the Penn State events of the week on any social media platform until … Continue reading

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A Brief Political Interlude

I’m not a hugely political person. This despite having worked in politics (for Republicans) for much of my career, this despite being a to-the-bone Democrat. Most of the time, I shrug at the silly theater of “No new taxes!” and … Continue reading

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I’m Not Gonna Write You a Love Song

I have nothing against Valentine’s Day, really. Yeah, I’m floating out here singly in a world that seems to more easily make sense of twos. But that’s okay. Shit happens, or in my case, doesn’t. And the argument that it’s … Continue reading

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Unspeakable

I don’t have anything original or groundbreaking to add to the outpouring of analysis or sorrow over what happened in Tucson this weekend. I worked in the House of Representatives and I worried about the safety of my boss when … Continue reading

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Link Bait

The Internet is a fine and fertile place today. These are amazing. I’m loving the kids in the Halloween masks. This is a great read that I stumbled over and was referred to by one of my favoritest people. (Hi, … Continue reading

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Labor of Love

Someone who loves me might make┬áthese for my birthday while I read them the accompanying poem in an accent of their choosing. Just a suggestion. And if they were really good cupcakes, I’d read this, too: Breakage BY MARY OLIVER … Continue reading

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Second Best

This is the second best thing I’ve read today. It’s really quite excellent. Never Date a Writer, by xstephens. You don’t get to read the best thing. Sorry.

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Mopey Bullsh*t

Sometimes the thing we never had is the hardest to lose. I believe this sentiment was first expressed by Linus, of the Peanuts School of Philosophy. One Art The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem … Continue reading

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Follow My Eyes Friday

These are the two best things I read on the Internet today. One is about the feeling of letting everyone in your life down, and the author is a gifted writer and photographer.┬áThe other is about biscuits and the finding … Continue reading

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Because Life Is Short, and You Too Are Thirsty

I worked late, late, late tonight and when I stepped out around 8:30 to grab dinner, I could see that our corner of the building was the only spot ablaze with light, shining way up there on the eighth floor. … Continue reading

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