Writing Down the Jones

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I See Changes

I don’t like national news. That’s a broad brush – I care plenty about the federal government’s activities and if there’s another coming banking crisis or something like that – but considering what makes national headlines, and (more importantly to me) what types of stories take over my Facebook feed, I don’t think...

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I Don’t Sleep In

Holiday weekends are great. No obligations, no concerns, the only thing that can keep my from relaxing is me. I don’t do that very often, but I try not to let my “relaxing” get out of control. This can be boiled down to one concept: I don’t sleep in. I’ve...

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Ice Water In My Veins, Not On My Head

Yesterday I finally got my first invitations to the ice bucket challenge. Here’s my response: not happening. I’m not even sorry. There’s one inexorable reason I’m not going to partake, and it’s quite simple. I don’t want to. My parents and teachers spent a great deal of time convincing me...

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Trying to Convince Nobody to Change the World

I’m sharing this (Why Must Dudes Ruin Perfectly Good Superheroine and Action Franchises with Their Requests for Diversity?) for two reasons. One: I tend to agree with the sentiment…there’s no reason for Marvel and DC’s movies to be so male heavy, especially considering the roles of Ms./Captain Marvel, Spider Woman,...

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The Reacher & The Settler

[Disclaimer: I always get brilliant (to my mind) ideas late at night, and wait to write them until I’m thinking well. But I never do. So I’m writing this at 3 a.m. Forgive me.] I’m watching the How I Met Your Mother episode called “Jenkins.” In it, they discuss the concept...

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The Benefit of Being a Gentleman

I think there’s a great challenge in finding ways to get new people charitably engaged. Usually that means having an event or drive where the focus is on having fun or gaining something for yourself, while giving a kickback to a charity. The DJCC does that through Taste, our annual wine...