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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, 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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Scarborough Renaissance Festival

My wife, I and our wee baby girl have visited Scarborough Renaissance Festival near Dallas several times this year. We always find it quite entertaining… and it’s almost over. So, join the King and Queen and all the villagers and guests on this the final weekend of Scarborough Renaissance Festival before the gates close on …

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