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The other day Isa told us about watching a youtube video where a man is doing martial arts and “a mysterious brown bulge” begins to come out of his butt, or something gross like that. Isa knows she’s only allowed to go to youtube for something specific, like a bird video, she’s not allowed to […]


Yesterday, as I was driving, I happily slowed down for a procession of about six horses, walking single file in an orderly line, as far to the side of the road as possible. I have never seen a line of cyclists do this. I’ve written here and here about my war with cyclists. But up […]


It’s the diagnosis I got yesterday, but I’ve been having the same abdominal pain on and off for about seven years. When it first happened, I was living in Northern California and went to see a doctor who specialized in treating pilots and all things aviation related. He prescribed Prevacid, describing it as a miracle […]

Not Picking Up Your Dog’s Poop

It’s 2008, right? I mean, I know that’s not what it is according to certain other calendars (5768 according to the Jewish calendar) but generally we would all agree that we are in the 21st century. So why is it in this modern time that some of my neighbors haven’t gotten the memo that leaving […]