Category Archives: Jay

Jury Duty

Our local independent weekly newspaper has a column called “WTF” that attempts to answer questions about local weirdness (e.g. “what the heck is that weird building down on the southern end of Dorset Street?”). This week’s WTF question was “WTF: … Continue reading

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Wide Net

I’m like many of my peers in having a “wide net” that sweeps in all manner of trivia, facts, obscure details, and what-have-you and stores it away against a time when said knowledge will randomly come in handy. If you’re … Continue reading

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Update From The Front Lines

I spend almost all my time traveling for work — until this week I’ve been on the road every week so far this year: Texas, Texas, Texas, Arkansas, Texas. It gets lonely on the road sometimes, especially when I’m one or … Continue reading

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Aloha

In a couple of days, I’m going to deactivate my social media accounts (again). Q. Why? A. I feel fairly guilty about the way in which I use social media. I wish I could say I sign in to social … Continue reading

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RIP Russell Baker (1925-1919)

I hardly ever post regarding the death of a celebrity; I reason that sufficient other people will take care of the public fawning over the dear departed’s legacy. (And that, in any event, it bothers me that we seem to … Continue reading

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Snowpocalypse 2019 (January 20th edition)

So there was a big snowstorm overnight, with 18″ or more of snow falling here in Richmond, VT. Okay, it wasn’t really a “snowpocalypse” in the sense of power going out and roads being impassable … mainly because it just … Continue reading

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Photo Follies

I travel a lot for work. I have a smartphone. It has a camera. I’m often pretty bored. The end result of all that is that I take and upload a lot of photos from my travels to the Google … Continue reading

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The Wienermobile

There are people in this country who do not own a large stuffed Wienermobile. I am not one of those people. (For what it’s worth, I’ve had this thing for years and years. Bought it off eBay. It came with … Continue reading

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Thought For The Day: Cat Upchuck Edition

There are few experiences in life that provide the same je ne sais quoi as hearing one of your cats slowly and methodically working up to a full-bore upchuck on the carpet twenty feet behind you while you’re taking part … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, y’all. Why the above picture? When I was a kid, Mom was a dedicated subscriber to the New Yorker. As far as I know, she subscribed right up until the day she died, and for that matter, … Continue reading

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