Skip Bil-ary: I’m the man for the job.

It’s official. I’ve decided I have the qualifications to become a candidate for President of the U.S.A. What do you think? You Are 5: The Investigator You’re independent – and a logical analytical thinker. You love learning and ideas… and know things no one else does.Bored by small talk, you refuse to participate in boring…

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Observations on ambivalence

ambivalent (adj.) having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone… Yesterday late in the afternoon, I received an email referencing this piece. I’ve read it several times since, and caught myself mulling over aspects of it. Politeness. Authority. Acculturation and silence. Self-negation. But Verlyn Klinkenborg’s piece is about writing, isn’t it? He acknowledges…

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Still waters

I’ve caught myself mentioning that I’m calm, or that I’ve nothing to get worked up about these days. That days of unrelenting stress and palpable anxiety are over. For the most part, it’s true, because most of my catalysts have been removed. But I know myself too well. It’s all there. Waiting. Sometimes, I feel…

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Personality, seeds, and perception

I’ve looked at, drooled over, inhaled, and yes, eaten enough cinnamon rolls and sticky buns to last about a week or so forever. My self-indulgence in the foodblog world this past weekend was well worth it. Food makes my world go ’round, which means I’m ready to go on this first Monday in October. No,…

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