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Apr.20.2014
With the Heartbleed Bug in the news, I've been thinking about passwords-- or, I should say, changing them. Several years ago, I was able to keep track of all my passwords without writing them down. I stored them in a file in my brain's hard drive.  Sadly, such days are over. One day I realized...
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Mar.16.2014
Since I've sampled chocolates in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Belgium, France, the Bay Area, New England, and the Pacific Northwest, I decided it was time to test my endurance and attend the San Francisco Chocolate Salon. The event started at 10 a.m., and I arrived at 9:40. When it was time to go...
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Feb.03.2014
I was locked behind bars. Bars and bars of chocolate. An aroma of dark chocolate swirled around like perfume. Chocolates with rosewater, English toffee, lavender, macadamia, orange peel, almond, golden berries, green tea, pink pepper, and blue cheese clamored for my attention. Samples...
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Jan.15.2014
In November I had the good fortune to visit Russ & Daughters with my very own mother. There were a zillion kinds of smoked salmon to choose from and I chose a bagel, cream cheese, and lox combo made with organic Irish smoked salmon. It had a delicate flavor--smoked, but without smokiness. When...
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Jan.15.2014
  I recently flew from the East Coast to the West. When I arrived at the airport, I checked in with the airline ticket clerk. "I have a middle seat, but would like to switch to an aisle seat. Would that be possible?" She said, "Let me see. Oh, good, I have one for you. They're not easy to...
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Nov.18.2013
Luke “Sasha” Fleischman, 18, has a friendly smile and likes wearing a skirt. They (Sasha’s preferred gender pronouns are they, them, their, and it) were born biologically male, but identify as agender. On November 4, Sasha fell asleep riding the bus from their Berkeley, California, high school on...
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Oct.18.2013
In order to bring more readers to my blog, I've decided to implement a rewards program. For every blog you comment on, you will earn a point. Collect points like cash and redeem for the things you can't live without, such as * the chance to meet the holey socks that co-starred in my sock blogs *...
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Oct.07.2013
Whenever I buy toilet paper, I can never make up my mind. So many choices--soft, softest, ultra soft? Septic safe, environmentally safe, mentally safe? Scented or unscented? Made from trees, last year's newspapers, or bubble gum wrappers? 1000-ply or 200? In addition, there's the number of rolls...
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Sep.24.2013
Once upon a time, a Certain Writer Who Shall Remain Anonymous {CWWSRA} went shopping at Office Depot to get a supply of notebooks and pen refills. She was planning to spend only twenty minutes there, but in the process of trying to match ink cartridges, she dropped the bottom of her favorite...
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Sep.16.2013
I was browsing at my local independent bookstore, when a new title caught my eye. Peering closer, I saw that it had been written by a dog. "Wait," I said to the bookseller, "how is it that a dog can get a book published, but I can't?" "Connections," she said. Kitty corner to the title was another,...
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Sep.13.2013
Although my mother has a green thumb, my thumbs are anything but. Her plants flourish, growing greener, taller, and flowering in shades of red and blue while mine droop over, pale in color, and are so soft the leaves crumble when I touch them. My plants suffer from overwatering and, on certain rare...
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Sep.01.2013
My favorite drink in Hong Kong last November was watermelon juice. It was sweet, refreshing, and pulpy. I drank it at breakfast, lunch, as an afternoon snack. I drank pitchers of it at dinner. When I returned to California, I counted down the months till watermelon season and the days when I could...
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Jul.20.2013
I needed a new supply of bandages and purchased the one inch diameter spot kind. The box promised that the adhesive would stick around without irritating the skin. When the first bandage fell off after five minutes, my skin was irritated. When the second came off after five seconds, it was annoyed...
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Jul.11.2013
Dear Friends, I am delighted to let you know that my newest title, Abduction of an English Muffin, was recently published to high acclaim.  Abduction of an English Muffin (or AOAEM, for short) is the true account of an English muffin that was kidnapped at an early age, frozen for a long period...
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Jul.02.2013
My dog Tony
My dog, Tony, needed surgery. His tail was broken. It flopped over, spilling red foam on the carpet. I wrapped him in clothes and nestled him in my knapsack, airlifting him from the East Coast to the West. I was so excited to have him here that we immediately went for a walk in the great...
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