Category Archives: good news

My book is out

I’m happy to announce that last week, my book about geeky romance on a university campus was released by Ylva Publishing in e-book format. (The paperback edition will be available in another two weeks.) It’s been doing quite well, sitting … Continue reading

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A sniffle ad

I am a sucker who enjoys ads that make me surreptitiously sniffle. Practically anything with the Budweiser Clydesdales can qualify, but this ad from Skype got me, too. Speaking as someone for whom Skype enabled a courtship, a long-distance relationship, … Continue reading

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They grow ‘em tough in Colorado

My family lived in Colorado for several years before moving to Oregon, so I’m always alert to news from there. When I saw an article mentioning Weld County, I sat up and took notice — that’s our old county. Following … Continue reading

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Saving a dolphin from our trash

From Outside Online: On the night of January 11, 2013, during a dive off the Kona coast to view manta rays feeding on plankton, something strange happened. After the divers went down and lit up the water, a bottlenose dolphin … Continue reading

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Go here, and forget about being productive.

National Geographic has launched a new Tumblr, called “Found.” For every image published in the magazine over the past 125 years, many, many more were rejected for various reasons, dropped into archives, and never seen again. Now they are finding … Continue reading

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Why did the pedestrian cross the road?

A friend recently asked me what I most enjoyed about living in Portugal compared to the US. One of my answers (besides “the FOOD!”) was that I love the way the towns are laid out, the fact that everything I … Continue reading

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“Oh YEAH!” news of the day

I do love a story like this one from Dubai: A bus driver who tried to rape a passenger at knifepoint chose the wrong victim, a court heard yesterday. The woman, an off-duty US navy sailor, knocked the knife from … Continue reading

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The look of love

The news out of Washington, just north of my home state, has been a delight to watch this week. After finally overthrowing its own mini-DOMA in November, Washington’s government has been preparing for the day when the new law would … Continue reading

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New arrival

We have a new member of our household: a tiny little non-pedigreed Scottish fold kitten, about nine weeks old. He needed a family, and while we didn’t really need a second cat, he won both me and my wife over … Continue reading

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Last week, Hurricane Sandy reminded residents of Manhattan that their city is actually an island. With all of the subways, tunnels and bridges erasing the barriers, it’s easy to forget, but when access to those routes is cut off, their … Continue reading

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