Category Archives: Little things

Bookmark OCD

I’m not sure what I’d do without my bookmarks, probably more than 100 of them, that parade down the left side of my computer screen like this: Firefox has an add-on called x-marks that stores your bookmarks in some cloud … Continue reading

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More than you ever wanted to know about toilet paper

I once spent more money than is conscionable on a wrapper design study for ScotTissue. The conclusion? ScotTissue buyers didn’t like change. Long before I became Scott’s brand manager, I was one of those loyal buyers; and, long before that, … Continue reading

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Lives

This is Chip’s life (well, I’m in the slides too, and a shadowy presence in the calendars).           This is my life:             Strange, the way we feel the need to … Continue reading

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And now we come to the end

I Googled this title, since I thought I was plagiarizing Joshua Ferris’s wonderful book, Then We Came to the End; but instead I found I was plagiarizing a female soldier who blogged from Iraq. She stopped writing a year after … Continue reading

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There’s my day, and then there’s Obama’s

This day is getting away from me, and all I have to worry about is the heat and the loud air handling unit across the street that goes on and off during the night and drives me insane and categorizing … Continue reading

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Things you almost get used to in Iceland, till you get back home

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The little things

I wasn’t sure I was going to keep writing here. There’s the problem of getting tired of one’s own voice; of that critical reader hanging annoyingly over one’s shoulder, saying “Who cares about that?” I saw Larry David yesterday on … Continue reading

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