Monthly Archives: November 2013

Let’s blog a parade! (2013)

Pumpkin muffin: check. Chocolate chip cookie from Harrison’s bakery: check. Caffeine: CHECK. Let’s do this thing. I’ll be updating as we go, so just keep refreshing. Gads, how am I always one minute late? The opening number is a marching … Continue reading

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One draft down

Last night I finished the first draft of Below. The last 2%—or rather, the next-to-last 1%—was surprisingly difficult to get through. I found myself needing to come up with puzzles on the fly that I hadn’t planned for, and that … Continue reading

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Homemade mozzarella and marinade

I’ve wanted to learn how to make cheese for some time, so I picked up a mozzarella cheese making kit on Amazon. Originally it was my intention to try this all on my own, but since rennet turned out to … Continue reading

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Grow a pair of mittens, part three!

Let the mockery begin! The Weather Channel, which took it on themselves last year to start naming winter storms just out of their own sense of self-importance, has storm names for this season all prepared. Now I will take a … Continue reading

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Pareidola: It’s not just for smart people anymore!

Good gads, some people are thick. Apparently, some idiot thinks he sees an iguana in a Mars rover photo. No, really. He thinks that. He says that “to say it’s just a rock would be very closed minded to the … Continue reading

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Christmas kickoff and sous vide cube steak

On Friday I finally managed to see some real snow. It came down in big fluffy flakes for a short time, and didn’t stick, but that was good enough for me (for now). Then on Saturday, since the three local … Continue reading

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On bullies

We hear all the time now about how schools are cracking down on bullying. If we’re being honest with ourselves, we know that’s not really true. Bullies learn early that if they get in good with the authorities, if they … Continue reading

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