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Nothing ends Adrian. Nothing ever ends. -Dr Manhattan The hardest part is right before the deadline when you have to deliver the finale, the amazing finish that brings it all together. Is it good enough? Did you say what you meant to say? The end is soon, so very...

The Truth of Christmas Light Season

It is Christmas season or, more relevantly, Christmas light season. I can remember packing them away very carefully last year in neat looping coils but still I sit cross-legged on the floor unknotting the requisite holiday cheer. It is not clear yet if everyone will...

Ourselves

Happiness is not something you feel; feelings can be taken from you with the changing seasons. Happiness is something you earn, and now that I know that I have only myself to blame. Some men must conquer their masters and some of us must master...

Feety Pajamas

It’s 11pm on a work night and there is a little girl playing harmonica in the grocery store. As I am examining the avocados the child triumphantly stomps up and down in her feety pajamas playing her music with Mozart-esque enthusiasm. I have a coupon for forty cents...

Until it Doesn’t

I can’t decide if the smartest or stupidest thing anyone has said to me today is “It isn’t a problem until it is.” It’s not wrong exactly, more like so right that it’s meaningless; a frozen thermometer or most of philosophy. Everything means something...

Everything is Aggregate

You don’t make a decision to run a marathon; you make thousands and thousands of decisions to run one more step. And One Giant Leap For Mankind was really a million steps taken by a boy who loved the sky enough to walk to the moon. The times when you stumble don’t...