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The Inside Scoop by Michael Stahl – Narratively: Local stories, boldly told Untitled The United Sades of America | Hussein Ibish | The Baffler Sven Birkerts – The art of attention Untitled The Curse of Reading and Forgetting : The New Yorker Billy Joel on Not Working and Not Giving Up Drinking – NYTimes.com

I am

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Changes take time. No matter how deep my desire to be ‘better’ I need to learn to be patient. And I am. Changes don’t have to be sweeping. Small steps towards a goal make progress easier than trying to leap large boulders in a single bound. I should enjoy the process as much as the…

Cycling: Sat, 25 May 2013 10:59:07

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Lost my front mudguard and may have a slow puncture in rear tyre but I did it! Activity: Cycling Distance: 10.87 mi Duration: 00:57:54

The good, the bad

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… and for the purposes of this post, I’ll play ‘the ugly’ (shut it at the back!). The good We were out and about last weekend and enjoyed a fun-filled evening at Cabaresque, a cabaret/burlesque show organised by some friends. It’s all for charity and as most of the audience and acts, know each other,…

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Untitled Beyond the Pale | The Weekly Standard Small Talk | The Point Magazine The BMX Boys of E.T. by Emon Hassan – Narratively: Local stories, boldly to The Legend of Malacrianza: Costa Rica’s badass, killer toro – SBNation.com

Reading

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My Brother, My Mother, and a Call Girl | The Hairpin

Pondering Poly

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On Facebook, I am listed as being in an ‘Open Relationship’ with Kirsty. It’s something we are still figuring out, and it may change in the future. I’ve had some brief conversations with friends and family but really, what does it mean? Ultimately, that’s a question I can’t yet answer and, knowing that relationships evolve…

Guilt

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Warning: My main focus at the moment is my health/weight. Read on at your own risk. The transition from guilt to excuse is a quick one for me. When I feel a bit flat, or bored, or just tired (mostly the latter) I get lazy and my good intentions falter, my standards drop. I slob…

Reading

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Jedi Mind Tricks: How to Get Loved Ones to Lose Weight A Facebook of the Future: Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg Show Us Their Untitled Untitled Connie Picciotto has kept vigil near the White House for 32 years. Why, and Dexter Filkins: What Should Obama Do About Syria? : The New Yorker A Focus on…

Investments for More Better

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I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for fads, for shiny new things that will help me in my never ending quest for betterment. Is that a word? I hope so, because I can’t think of another word that encompasses the pervading view that we should all be trying harder to do more, be more, and…

One step forward

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Weight. It’s a funny word. I’d prefer ‘health’ or ‘fitness’ but weight is the word that will be used, he’ll tell me to stand on the scales, and reiterate the why and wherefore, the science and encouragement. And I’ll agree. Because he’s right. I weigh too much. I don’t eat as well as I could. It’s…

Reading

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Untitled The Real Me – The Morning News Untitled The Prophets of Oak Ridge | Style | Washington Post Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantánamo Memoirs: An interview with Colonel Morris Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantanamo Memoirs: Part 3, a detainee describes his Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantanamo Memoirs: Part 2, a Gitmo detainee disappe Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantanamo…