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Posts Tagged ‘life’


 

 

Ostentatious

I've been thinking a lot lately about ostentation and the reasons so many people treat money in ways that to me seem very reckless. When it comes down to it, I think the primary driving factor is external validation. People who spend money in irresponsible ways tend to do so ...
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2012 in Review

If 2010 was a year of risk taking and 2011 was a year of vindication for that risk taking, then 2012 has been a year of reaping the spoils of that vindication. This turned out to be a fairly short missive, but as the saying goes: "No news is good news". Work ...
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Condo Bored

My first year on my condo board is effectively over and has been more than a little underwhelming. You would think that a board of nine, running a community of 200-ish condos would be able to act in a somewhat nimble manner to solve the problems facing their community. I did. ...
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2011 in Review

As some of you know, I don't believe in New Year's resolutions. I think we should constantly be trying to improve ourselves and singling out a specific time of year for enumerating ways to do so gives us a subconscious excuse to slack off later in the year. What I ...
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The Old Becomes New

Like a swallow to Capistrano, this Christmas, I went to the same place I have gone every Winter Solstice of my life. My grandparents house. I sat at the same kitchen table I have sat at my entire life and observed the preparation of the holiday meal. As has always ...
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Clueless

Sometimes I wonder whether being on a condo board actually kills brain cells. I couldn't help overhearing something this past weekend that made me chuckle a bit. First a little back story. My condo community is in fairly close proximity to a large university. As a result, a large number ...
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Nomenclature

There is a person I work with. This person is more on the business side of things than the technical side. Even so, this person has been in the internet business for over a decade and for at least the last five years, this person has also been in ...
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Coming Out

Talk of the Nation did a segment on coming out yesterday. This is something I am glad not to have had to go through. So many people have gut wrenching stories of being ostracized by their own families and friends for what they chose to do in the ...
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Gratitude

This one is beyond me. Consider this purely hypothetical series of events... Someone you have trusted and respected for a good chunk of time agrees to rent you a room when you are in desperate need. You live contently in that rented room for over a year During that year you pay ...
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The Baby Seal of Approval

The boys finally got to meet Jake over the weekend. Friday night I got a random text from my favorite Salt Lake Citizen. He was in town for the weekend and staying at a hotel just up the road from the house. Parallel to that, Yellow Hat and I ...
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