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Life

August 27, 2014

"Moving to a Smaller Home, and Decluttering a Lifetime of Belongings"

I can certainly relate.

THE amount of goods a couple can accumulate over 44 years living in the same house can be overwhelming. 

This sounds like excellent advice:

For people thinking about beginning the task, here are some ideas from Kimberly McMahon, of Let’s Move..

■ Write some organizing time on your calendar.

■ Set a timer to get started.

■ Start small, even if it’s matching up a cup with a saucer.

■ Get a friend to help.

■ Fill a trash bag once a week.

■ Call and book a donation pickup for the next day.

August 14, 2014

"Why I Don’t Use Contraception"

"Many people are quite amazed to meet a pants-wearing, educated woman who actually favors the contraception-free life. For the curious, here’s an FAQ."

August 13, 2014

"Read Whatever the Hell You Want to Read"

This is true, so very true.

Reading is good for you, almost always. As Faulkner once said, “Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it.” Reading how to make and drink poison is somewhat good for you, because then you’ll know if you’re accidentally making or drinking poison. (Just make sure not to do the last part, where you drink the poison.)

In fact, the only childlike behavior possible when it comes to reading is deciding not to read something before you’ve even picked up the book to begin with. That is the only thing.

August 06, 2014

"I Made $15 Million Before I Was 30, And It Wasn't As Awesome As You'd Think"

The main takeaway seems be to get married and make some good friends before you get rich. Otherwise, as Biggie rapped, it's "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems".

July 20, 2014

"Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson transforming lives of young men with foundation, family at side"

Lovely story about Megatron paying back

Johnson has run the slide projector and has helped his mother moderate the session. But she is gone now, and it is just Johnson and the five boys. Johnson has been standing behind a lectern during the session, but as soon as his mother leaves, he and the young men instinctively huddle. Johnson might be an NFL megastar, but at 28 he’s only a decade older than the boys. . . .

Johnson has never been comfortable speaking publicly to large groups. But here, in a conference room the size of a living room, tucked inside this skyscraper, the NFL’s best receiver is at his best in a small setting, talking casually and revealing more about himself than he ever has.

July 12, 2014

"People Who Get The Job Done"

A brief photographic tribute to the inventiveness, resourcefulness, and unwise risk-taking of some of our fellow humans

July 06, 2014

Baby technology then and now

Some big changes over the last 30 years

July 05, 2014

"Confessions Of An Almost Sterile Man"

Funnier than I expected from the title.

Second, and on a very slightly more serious note, we have some health considerations that would strongly discourage us from having another child after this one and so we knew we were going to have to talk about certain procedures. Not just your everyday methods, but permanent procedures. There are obviously options for both the man and the woman. Being the natural researcher that I am, I checked into the differences between a vasectomy for the man and a tubal ligation for the woman. What I found out displeased me. A tubal ligation requires general anesthesia instead of local, much longer recovery time, is much more expensive, and somewhat more invasive. A vasectomy requires only local anesthesia, a very short recovery time, is much cheaper, and is somewhat less invasive.

So after completely disregarding this evidence and hiding it from my wife, we decided to settle the debate over who gets surgery with a best of three game of rock, paper, scissors.

June 18, 2014

Oh, my god

"A saint of a mother: Her husband committed suicide leaving debts of £1m, yet she raised seven children - six autistic, two with cerebral palsy. And she's still smiling

Mom says, "I’ve got a lot of grit. I’m not the sort of person to be beaten."

I'll say. 

June 12, 2014

"How I Live Well On Less Than $40,000 A Year"

There are some things I don't understand--No taxes other than property tax? No medical expenses? (No deductibles, copayments?) No travel? No meals out?--and certainly not everybody would want to live like this, but it is still a useful reminder of what's doable

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