Saturday Silliness

Guess what I found last week when I was clearing out my workspace? My desk! Just as I’d suspected, it was there, under the papers and books and magazines and tiny woodland creatures. And something else was there: my totally awesome Curious Lists book! Woo-hoo! If you’ll recall, the book doesn’t actually supply me with lists, just […]

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It’s J-day!

It’s my birthday, and I’m feeling celebratory. The past year has been a roller coaster for me – one of the hardest and one of the best ones ever. I’ve never been less sure of myself… or more willing to go for it anyway. I’ve never felt more nervous… or more daring; more lost… or […]

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California Dreaming

Despite my posts that would seem to indicate otherwise, it’s been a while since I got in here without any notion of what I’d write.  I’ve written a lot today, nano and otherwise, and it feels like maybe I don’t have anything left for thetechntalk.com. And yet… I’ve been toying with a question-of-the-day post. Let’s […]

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Yeah, I do that.

If you would have told me a year ago that I’d be making time every morning to do yoga, I’d have believed you because, actually, I’m sort of gullible. But still. It would have seemed far-fetched. I’ve never thought of yoga as a workout. Workouts are supposed to raise my heart rate, build muscles, make […]

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This post is round.

I’m feeling a little… ravished today. I think that’s the word I want. Let me go check… Hahaha. Nope. Definiely not the word I want. I should delete that opening line and start over, but this is apparently a post about how my mind works. Let me try again. What I meant to say is… […]

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Dispositioning J

(Grammar note. Disposition is, technically speaking, according to every reliable source I checked, a noun. Only a noun. I’m using it as a verb. That is all.) On Tuesday, frustrated because I couldn’t find an article I knew I’d saved, I spent the morning (and, to be honest, a large part of the afternoon as […]

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That other afternoon delight…

I think I should take naps. I stopped taking them when I was six and, frankly, things have been a little crazy ever since. The benefits of napping are numerous. First of all, it’s what our bodies want. You’re not imagining that urge to sleep in the afternoon; it’s real. In a 24-hour period, our […]

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Make It Up As You Go

I decided on Friday that I would spend the day making it up as I go. I loaded my backpack up with possible activities – my laptop, my notebook, a set of jacks, earphones, coloring books, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo… I was prepared to be imaginative. But on my way out, I got […]

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Tickling My Amygdala

I wasn’t in a bad mood before it came on, but still, the song was working its magic – as music often does – activating the happy particles of my biological chemistry. There are things that do that, I think, things that touch us on an unconscious level, perform a bit of molecular magic and […]

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Here to help you get your patriotic on… properly

I got curious about the flag today. I like to display my flag on the 4th of July. I like when other people display their flags on the 4th of July too. In fact, on the 4th of July, I have the sense that we are all in this together, all united, all red, white […]

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