Get that man a cape!

How could I not read a news story with this title: “16 People, 8 Kidneys, One Domino Transplant.” Not only does the title suggest science at its most magical best, but it sits above a photograph of a happy, smiling donor and a happy smiling surgeon with an enormous mustache. Here’s how it worked. This […]

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What did you want to be when you grew up?

It’s been a super long time since I posted a question of the day… This one was inspired by my friend who recently wrote about how hard it has been for her to identify her calling… Her post, “What do you want to be when you grow up” is thoughtful and serious and worth reading. […]

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No One Likes A Perfect Mother

So, I wasn’t going to post today. It’s Mother’s Day after all. But this morning I read “Truly, Madly, Guiltily, a New York Times piece written by Ayelet Waldman, and it made me want to write something today. On Mother’s Day. In part because I suspect that in taking Ayelet Waldman’s side, I may irritate […]

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Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

Recently I read Judith Rich’s HuffPo post, Elizabeth Edwards And Us: Lessons in Resilience. It is a follow-up to an earlier post in which she decided to make a 100-day plan, taking one step each day toward a creative goal. (A great idea, I’ve been doing it too.) Unfortunately, a week or so into her […]

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One Writer’s Rant

Okay, so I’m going to write about writing today, but stick with me and I’ll do this amazing thing at the end where I stun you with my brilliant insight and make my point universal. Ready? Let’s go! I read this really great post by Jane Friedman, whose blog, There Are No Rules, is one […]

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Are you a good driver?

I’m not. I admit. I’ve had two accidents and three tickets during my nearly three decades of driving. All of them were my fault. And even though that record may not sound terrible – perhaps you know people with worse records? please? – I know the truth. I’m not attentive enough when I drive. My […]

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Who AREN’T You?

In “If You Only Had 10 Words,” I invited everybody to describe themselves using 10 words only, no explanatory sentences or qualifying statements, just ten words. No sooner was it posted than one intrepid reader suggested I do the opposite post: 10 words that describe who you are NOT. So I did it, of course, […]

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My spot between Chaos and Zen

Not to scare you or anything, but I’ve been trying to write this post for a while, feeling I had something to say but unsure what it was. I’ve started to write it lots of times, only to stop part way through and delete my unfocused ramblings. (You’re welcome!) Then yesterday, an epiphany! Here’s how […]

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My Dream of a Disaster

Just a couple of hours ago I dreamt of a disaster, and to be honest this was the scariest of all the bad dreams I had. I did not woke up or stood up already from my bed because I’m trying to remember some clear details that I saw. After a couple of minutes doing […]

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thetechntalk dot com Redesigned

At last I finished redesigning thetechntalk dot com, I’ve added more features that you would like. There is a Flickr gallery there that will be updated from time to time, I’ve added more advertising banners although no ads are positioned yet. And I’m also finishing the Tools Page, I’m going to place there tools that […]

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