Jay's Blog

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Assault on Battery

All these years we thought it merely coincidence that all of the low-battery alarms shrieked by all of the bad-stuff detectors in our homes seem to go off in the middle of the night....

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Emails to Friends

An email in response to the news from friends who were moving to San Diego: Ezra and Ada,* Had not heard you moved – congratulations! San Diego is a great city, and will be...

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Holiday Fun Updated

For as long as I’ve been married, my wife and I — well, just I, since Sharon rarely participates in my alarmingly-frequent bouts of lunacy — share two holiday traditions (well, three, if you count dusting...

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Too Much Time

I’ll admit it: I spend way too much time on graphics. I obsess over the little frosting-on-the-cake figures that accompany the stories and articles in my newsletter. But it goes beyond that: to let...

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Free to Good Home

You never can tell when inspiration is going to strike. You also never know when inspiration is going to strike out, but that is another – and for me, all too common – story....

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The New Math Path to Riches

Just after my last post, I was going through this blog, basking in the glory of the awesome creativity displayed herein – which in itself is further evidence of the dementia of which Sharon...

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Organization Man

I am on a life-long quest for three things: a stain remover that truly removes stains, an adhesive that really holds, and an organization system that actually keeps me organized. During a particularly awesome...

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Digital Immortality

Having completely run out of rabbit holes and bright shiny objects to distract me from doing actual, productive work, I decided to respond to one of those social media entreaties from someone I vaguely...

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Speak Easy

As regular readers to this nonsense already know – and if you are not a regular reader, eat more fiber – I have the use of 50% fewer hands and arms than the normal...