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Dragon Appreciation

My childhood best friend John decided we should be blood brothers. During the simple blood ritual, John said we were dragons. He backed up the claim because his grandmother said he was born during the Chinese year of the Dragon. … Continue reading

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The Underdog

I’ve been wondering about successful people who like to call themselves underdogs. Is this some sort of psychological trick they pull on themselves to encourage further success or do they lay claim to being underdogs as public relations fiction? In … Continue reading

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Martians

Jonathan asked, “Why are Martians sometimes imagined as being green?” Taken aback, I flippantly answered, “Maybe their skin contains chlorophyll.” I wondered where Jonathan’s question was leading this time. My friend pressed on. “If sunlight on Mars is less intense … Continue reading

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Thoughts About The Mustache

Jonathan asked if I had planned to do anything special for Movember this year. I replied that I was disqualified from participating because I refuse to shave off my beard. (One of the rules of Movember is that registered participants … Continue reading

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Syzygy

My friend Marcus played a short piece by Mozart on his electronic synthesizer because he wanted my opinion about performances of classical music on contemporary electronic instruments. “Klavierst├╝ck in F, K 33b” is a very short keyboard ditty written by … Continue reading

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Toot Your Own Horn

One of my first bosses in broadcasting was the owner, general manager, and head salesman of the company. He loved self-promotion. It seemed like Gary (not his actual name) engaged in it at every opportunity at least every day. I … Continue reading

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Sigma Males?

“Do you know what a Sigma male is?” My friend Jonathan’s question came out of the blue. I replied that I’d heard of Sigma people–mostly Sigma males–from a few pop psychology websites and from a few life coach videos. The … Continue reading

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