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Sep 9, 2016

Whole30 : Days 0-4

In media res: it's the fourth day of my first attempt at doing Whole30. I come to it skeptically, perhaps even begrudgingly. I'm not one for fad diets or pseudoscience, and I normally

Jul 26, 2014


They sent me here, into the woods to die, an old woman’s life for an extra portion of rice, ‘For the survival of the village,’ so they say. How easily they discard

May 30, 2014

You know what? Yes, all men.

So it’s been almost a week since Elliott Rodgers misogynistic rampage. I’ve been back and forth about writing anything about it. In the initial shock and anger I very much wanted

Mar 17, 2014

One Last Snow

This is bound to be an unpopular position, but I love that it snowed today. To be sure, it's been a long, cold and difficult winter, and all the more so for many

Mar 13, 2014

Recipe : Surpisingly Not Eggs Benedict

I don't know that I'll do this often, but I have been back to cooking a good bit lately, and I enjoy sharing stuff that works out. I'm a reasonably competent self-taught cook,

Oct 31, 2013

The Dining Room

Memory is a tricky thing. I always thought I wasn't much good at remembering things. There are a very few moments, perhaps, more like a scrapbook, that stayed vivid. Mostly, what I saw

May 28, 2012

"The Crack Up"

“It was strange to have no self — to be like a little boy left along in a big house, who knew that now he could do anything he wanted to do, but found

May 27, 2012

Days Well Spent

There are a million ways to fill a day. Endless choices etching the boundaries and contents of our lives. Not to overdo the philosophy on a beautiful, sunny Sunday, but Of course ultimately

Dec 9, 2011

Some (more) thoughts on books...

I’ve been reorganizing my apartment lately, and that means, in large part, reorganizing my books. My books and bookshelves for sure comprise the most significant definition to the (quite limited, of course)

Aug 9, 2011


Given the news about Apple surpassing Exxon Mobil to be the most valuable company in the world (by market capitalization, of course), I thought about this again. I now know people who basically

Aug 8, 2011

UX Failures

A mini rant for y'all today. I was doing my laundry today and as much as I hate that process deeply and overall, it occured to me that there's a fundamental design flaw