Category Archives: Hometown

Sleep Tracking At My Home

I was asked by Neil of “Yeah, Another Blogger” fame how my Galaxy Watch could determine when I’m in REM state. This was in reference to Thursday’s “The Biological Clock” post on this blog. I couldn’t provide a satisfactory answer, … Continue reading

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The Love Of Learning

My friend José asked if I had ever considered becoming a school teacher. I replied that I once seriously thought of doing so, but after much analysis and brainstorming, decided against it. José said he had given public education serious … Continue reading

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Knowing People

There’s something unbalanced about having many strangers knowing your face and voice. The public’s one-sided relationship remains somewhat unsettling when complete strangers walk up to you and begin conversing like you’re old friends. Some people believe they know you better … Continue reading

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Breaking Free

Streetlight slipped past the slats of the Venetian blinds. My mind was uncharacteristically silent while observing the phenomenon–until I noticed the silence. The fascination about Venetian blinds began when I was still a toddler. A set of the blinds covered … Continue reading

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Genuine Care

A former colleague Amy freely admits to being naïve regarding people’s intentions. One afternoon, Amy phoned to request a favor. She needed to replace her car with a newer, more dependable, and economical model. Amy excitedly mentioned that the woman … Continue reading

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Voice

I began smoking tobacco cigarettes in 1972. I struggled with quitting them throughout the ensuing years until I grappled with the lack of resolve to quit smoking 15 years later. As noted in my diary at the time, I smoked … Continue reading

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Upon Hearing HAL’s Song

For the umpteenth time, I watched Stanley Kubrik’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”. This occured during a lull in activity this past weekend. The scene in which HAL the computer is being shut down became the prompt for today’s short post. … Continue reading

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