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Are You a Hat Person?

Have you ever noticed how some people look great in hats, and on others they simply look silly? I’m not really sure if I’m a hat person or not, as I’ve never much had the desire to cover up my lovely head of hair with a hat. Oh, did that sound vain? Sorry, but knowing …

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Hans Christian Who???

So I went to Google for my daily vain (and in vain) search for my name, but today I searched on someone else’s instead. Now, I’m not sure if I was alone in this, but I didn’t understand today’s google doodle. You know, the image that temporarily replaces their standard logo on significant events such …

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The CIA: Fun for the Whole Family

First of all, let me say. I love my country (that’s the USA, in case you are a first time reader) and appreciate the efforts of all those in the trenches (literally and figuratively) who keep us safe. And I have no desire to get my name on any sort of list. So if any …

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Who Wants to Be a Guinea Pig?

Nope, it’s not the latest in Reality TV.Per the attached article from the Associated Press, “The government and vaccine makers are seeking thousands of volunteers, from babies to the elderly, to roll up their sleeves for the first swine flu shots – to test whether a new vaccine really will protect against this novel virus …

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Can the Italian's make GREEN sexy?

Unless I’m casually leaning on it while sipping an espresso on the Piazza Navona with my lovely wife on my arm, I don’t think there’s any way I could look sexy on this hybrid scooter. That said, if I wouldn’t get mowed down by one of Texas’s ubiquitous ½ ton pickup trucks as soon as …

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Wordle: Words as Art, Literally

Perhaps “art” is too strong a word, but if you’ve not tried the application Wordle (at wordle.net), you should. I plugged the text of several of my earlier blogs into this free online Java application, and this was the result… my words as art (well, sort of): (click on image for to view a larger …

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Pod People: The Invasion has Begun

Apparently I inadvertently tapped into a growing trend when I blogged about “nap pods” last year in my Sleeping on the Job blog. Recently my wife and I have been discussing what type of playhouse we might build for our daughter (now just 9 months old). Perhaps the answer is one of the concept pods …

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Don't Text and Drive

Distracted driving was to blame in 80 percent of car crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes, according to a study released by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute last year. The most common distraction? Cell phones, with 73 percent of drivers admitting they talk while they steer, the study found. …

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Sleeping on the Job?

Do any of you sleep on the job? Do you wish you could? With a six-month-old baby at home neither my wife nor I are always getting a full night’s rest. Sometimes I’m so sleepy at work I think if I could just close my eyes and snooze for 20 minutes it would really help. …

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