Monthly Archives: July 2013

Old Man’s Fancy

In the summer, an old man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of retirement (with apologies to Alfred, Lord Tennyson). After a week chock full of aggravating clients and obnoxious sources, my mind started wandering forward to that blissful destination further … Continue reading

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Oops – I Forgot To Have Kids

Like many married couples, my wife and I use shorthand to communicate. In the presence of a screaming urchin, or after we have heard a particularly horrifying story of a child who aggravated, bankrupted, or otherwise embarrassed its parents, we … Continue reading

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Three Shades of Gray

Longtime readers know that each summer I occasionally drop the cranky persona to ramble on about my cats. This is one of those days. My sister-in-law bravely manages a feral cat colony at the house next door to hers here … Continue reading

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Disappearing Acts

What’s up with all the independent stores closing? I don’t know what it’s like in other parts of the country, but I’m disturbed by the number of retailers who either have store-closing sales or worse, just suddenly aren’t there anymore. … Continue reading

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The Answer Has Been Staring Us in the Face For 145 Years

Out here in Silicon Valley, we have a snarky rejoinder for people who are confused, muddled, or otherwise snarled by a particular situation: RTM. It stands for “read the manual” (sometimes an f is inserted before the m). It’s shorthand … Continue reading

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