Author Archives: Jay Furr

Who knew?

I just got done with a fasting cholesterol check at my family doctor’s office. It turns out that even if you are taking drugs for high cholesterol, curling up in a fetal position in a dark room after working hours … Continue reading

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Telepathy

Carole and I went for an absolutely purposeless drive this afternoon. It wasn’t an especially pretty afternoon: overcast and gray, with scattered patches of snow and mud. But it was better than sitting around the house staring at the wallpaper, … Continue reading

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Ennui

You know you’re depressed and down and out of good ideas when you actually stop and contemplate mailing a letter to the Unabomber, Theodore Kaczynski, to ask him what he thinks of Donald Trump. And then think “… and how … Continue reading

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Music

I don’t know how those of you who live outside major media markets stay in touch with current music — since I don’t watch TV or listen to commercial radio and am not exposed to it on the subway and … Continue reading

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Moronitude. Moronicity. Whatever

Some people say I’m fairly intelligent. (And incredibly annoying and irritating, but that’s a subject for another time.) But I’m not always that way. I have a confession to make. If you put one of these in front of me, … Continue reading

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My annoying sense of humor

My wife Carole says my sense of humor is incredibly annoying and irritating, and consequently, I’ve tried to rein it in somewhat. But once in a while I do or say something that I find amusing enough to share, even … Continue reading

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Corgis

Random anecdote: I recently walked the 2015 Seattle Susan G. Komen 3-Day‚Äč, a 60-mile walk to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. While en route walking the streets of Seattle and Redmond and Bellevue and so on, I … Continue reading

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Fun with radioactivity

So, I’ve had a box of uranium glass marbles sitting around the house for a decade or so, but it wasn’t until recently that we got a black light and could see them glow. Uranium glass is glass with uranium … Continue reading

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Painting the Shed

I’d like to be able to say that I spent today on my sofa watching college football, but no. I drove to Killington and back this morning so Carole and I could have breakfast with one of Carole’s out of … Continue reading

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Walking in Seattle

My birthday is Sunday, September 20, 2015. In theory, I could spend my special day doing pretty much anything: relaxing in front of the television, climbing a mountain, or doing whatever my 48-year-old heart desired. I will spend it walking … Continue reading

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