Ann Elizabeth Mitchell passed away yesterday at 11:30am, about two hours before I was able to arrive. She was my maternal grandmother and one of my favorite people. She will be greatly missed. I loved her very much. I'm comforted by the many wonderful memories I have of her, and by the fact that she […]
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I've noticed that when reading articles, stories, etc. online I'll highlight paragraphs of text. I do it in the periphery of my vision - sometimes below and sometimes above the paragraph I'm currently reading. I'll highlight the entire paragraph, though sometimes I'll highlight from the second word to the penultimate word in the second and […]
My father, who had a lung transplant last year, apparently had a rough weekend, was admitted to the hospital, and my mother and sister withdrew support, resulting in his death at 3:22pm today, three days after my 35th birthday. My father was 64. It's no secret to those who know me well (a very small […]
I guess I can't tell people I'm still in my "early 30s" anymore, can I?
Today's my father's birthday. I haven't talked to him in years. There was an awkward Christmas after the Fourth of July kicking out, and not much after that… You only owe family so much, and can only be told you're no longer considered a son before you realize that things are probably better this way. […]
I believe I met Aaron at WWDC in 2001 at a lunch table with my friend John, though it may have been 2000. He was about 14 at the time, if the fuzzy math is correct, and now he's 26 and dead, having committed suicide under the pressure of the U.S. Government's case against him […]
I sometimes wish very much that I could express myself as well in person (or with my voice) as well as I can when I write. It's not even that I edit things. I tend to get things right the first time through. There's just something in that small bit of added time that's required […]
I've never met a super-intelligent person who doesn't spell well and who doesn't have a disability like dyslexia. I realize that they're out there, and that perhaps I've simply not met them yet, but most super-intelligent people read a lot, and I think that helps them to become better spellers, along with a sort of […]
30/31/32 are your early 30s, then 33-36 are definitely your mid-30s. Maybe "early" excludes 30 and covers 31-33, but in either case, as of today, I'm in my mid-30s for sure.
And it lasted almost a year.
I donated blood today. When I called to see if they were busy, the girl answered by telling me that "we are pretty dead." I first had to show my ID. I answered a questionnaire, which asked me if I'd had sex with anyone who was paid in "cash, drugs, or _____" (I forget the […]
For those of you who wish for extra time in the day, well, you don't get it, but this year you do get an extra day. Use it wisely. 2011 wasn't great. It wasn't lousy, either - don't get me wrong. But 2012 looks to be better personally, professionally, spiritually, athletically, etc. I've joined a […]
Do you know your blood type? Yes No View Results I don't. My dad is O (+ or - I don't know) and my mom believes she's A-. So I may be O or A. I'll go to the Community Blood Bank soon and donate blood. Why do I care? Because I'd like to put […]
I'm going after a new gig, a new job. It's in one of my current fields, and I'd be great at it. The people who know I'm going after it think I'll be great at it. The holdup? There's someone in that position - in a manner of speaking - already. That person should probably […]