mistaken identity

Speaking of having a name that’s not uncommon…. I got a call this morning from a guy named Marty. I have a friend named Marty, but this was someone else, with a rather pronounced Minnesotan/Ontario accent. Although I couldn’t place him, he insisted that he knows me. He told me that he’s Gwen’s fianc?, and […]

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further adventures in online dating

Yeah, so I think I’m done with this online medium of trying to meet someone. You can argue that I’ve not given it much of a shot, but I’ve tried online dating and connection sites on and off for awhile, and I am reminded of the definition of insanity: Trying the same approach over and […]

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CL responses

I was sitting at my local coffee shop yesterday, pondering some of the responses I’d gotten from my Craigslist posting, and watching two guys at the next table test a pair of flame-retardant grilling gloves. One of the men put on the gloves, while the other tried to set his friend’s fingers on fire with […]

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may day missed connections

I attended the annual May Day celebration this morning at Portland’s International Rose Test Garden. The Morris dancers — with performances from a variety of local Morris dance groups — were superb once again. I even remembered to bring my camera this time, and I may upload some photos later. Next year, perhaps I’ll try […]

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office away from home

There’s a coffee shop close to my house that offers free WiFi service as well as a very comfortable “living room” next to a fireplace. They’ve gotten used to me coming in from time to time to work for a few hours, and no one bats an eye when I slip off my shoes and […]

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best day of the week

It’s Thursday! It’s the best day of the week! It’s true: I have a favorite day of the week, and it’s not Friday or even Saturday. Periodically, when I go into my “Happy Thursday” song and dance, people look at me rather quizzically. “Thursday? What’s so great about Thursday?” Yes, Thursday is the day before […]

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cracked

In the past month or so, I have seen and experienced all sorts of craziness. This is happening in my neighborhood, in our city, in our country, and across the globe. Friendships falling apart over misunderstandings, people sending hate messages to co-workers and acquaintances, friends shooting each other (example: Cheney in Texas), churches being burned, […]

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