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how to use a paper towel

I love finding new, presumably better ways to think about things we’ve been taking for granted. Here’s a brief (4.5 min), entertaining TED talk that teaches us a better way to dry our hands with paper towels: TED: Joe Smith … Continue reading

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silence

I’m buying a house, getting married, and teaching one new class and one wholly-redesigned class. Is that a good enough excuse for not blogging?

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The Last Laugh

In Irritation and Laughter, posted in 2006, I talked about Stephen Oluka, the brother of my close friend and colleague Silas Oluka. Stephen taught me much about attitude through the example of his irrepressible laughter, even while dealing gracefully with … Continue reading

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It only smells funny…

…it’s not really dead. This blog, I mean. I’ve got several thoughts and anecdotes to write up; the problem is that I’ve been so flat-out plastered with work that I haven’t had the mental space to write anything thoughtful. Apologies … Continue reading

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Brrreeeport Mucks My Model

Scoble, Microsoft’s resident geek blogger, is doing an experiment. He’s asking bloggers to put the word “brrreeeport” in their blogs, and then see how quickly various search engines pick it up. This post is completely outside my normal topical areas … Continue reading

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