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Ray at 14

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Bless this boy, born with the strong face
of my older brother, the one I loved most,
who jumped with me from the roof…

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Julien Baker: Everybody Does

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There are some musicians that sound great on their albums, and then there are others who sound equally great in person. I’m always in awe of performers who are just as good, live.

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Bypassing the Security Features at Walgreen’s

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While shopping for batteries at Walgreen’s, I noticed that several of the “packs” of batteries were locked. Meaning – they had a kind of barrier at the end of each hook, so that you couldn’t really remove them unless someone came and removed the impediment. For me to get some batteries, I had to press a button that was nearby,…

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Code Day

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Today was one of those days where I didn’t get much committed down on paper. Most of it was spent looking up links and tutorials, which led to other links and other tutorials. A lot of motion, not a lot of traction.

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The Inattentive Gardener

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While Liz was away in Paris, it was my job to tend to the garden boxes out back. In addition to making sure everyone had enough water, I also was to check on the spaghetti squash, the zucchini, the yellow squash, the beans, and to use as much of the lettuce as I could.

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Spotting an Electric Unicycle in the Wild

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The odd thing is – I didn’t see any real motor anywhere. It looks just like a plank of wood, balanced on a single wheel. I’m assuming this thing is electric, as I didn’t see any smoke or hear any noise. But I’ve no real idea what exactly this thing is, much less how it’s powered.

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A Lazy Day At Home, Together

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In addition to some of the sewing-related purchases she made (buttons, fabrics), she also brought back a lot of chocolate, some cookies, and of course some macarons. This box was all for me, and I have little shame in telling you that I ate them all in one sitting. I do feel a slight bit of shame, when thinking about how quickly I went about eating them though.

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Liz Comes Home

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Arrival areas are awesome, and that goes double for an international arrival area. So many people and languages, so much happiness.

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Justin’s Late-Night Birthday Party

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The apartment is located right on Milwaukee, right near where Myopic is located. I remember saying that this apartment is the kind of place I would have loved to have had, when I first moved here 16 years ago… if I had only gotten my shit together.

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Zoltar V2

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We added Zoltar back to the group chat at work, and it was really enjoyable watching my coworkers interact with him. I have to confess, I missed having him around – and hope he’ll resume his place as one of our more entertaining teammates.

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Drinks with Kent

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On talking to the servers at City Winery, the guy seating people gave me a weird look. A kind of “Didn’t I just seat you 15 minutes ago” look. After I explained what happened, and asked to be seated again (and swore that this time my friends were really coming, for reals).

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Moral Machine: When, Exactly, Should A Driverless Car Kill People?

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“You can express your choice by clicking on one of the two choices in front of you. In each of the two possible outcomes, the affected characters will be visually marked with the symbol of a skull, a medical cross, or a question mark to signal what will happen to this character, corresponding to death, injury, or an uncertain outcome, respectively.”

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