Jay's Blog

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40 Love Stories

I am otherwise a fine example of the red-blooded American male, but I’m not a big sports fan. I love hardware stores, blithely mix stripes and plaids, and I’m pretty sure buffalo wild wings...

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Big Help

A business group I belong to was giving away a four-day cruise to the member whose video generated the most Facebook “Likes” by the end of the day on September 2. I put the word out...

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Good News

Quick update: I’ve now had three stem-cell treatments, the first two in my arm and the last one via a lumbar puncture (which sounds as pleasant as it is). The idea behind the lumbar...

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Just Shoot Me

We recently did a video shoot as part of the GoFundMe campaign we are about to launch in support of the pilot stem-cell program I’ll be participating in. This was not one of those...

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Portrait of the Artist

Something very cool just happened, and it wouldn’t have if I had continued to hide my physical foibles from the world. My friend Laura and I were brainstorming titles to give the campaign on...

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The Feeble Choice Awards

There isn’t another award like it, so I decided to create my own: the “Mitchies” recognize the people and things I personally like or dislike. There is no academy. No politicking. No voting. And...

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Now I’m Cooking

Recently my doctor had me give up about 8 quarts of blood for a comprehensive food-allergy analysis. Not only did the test indicate that I was severely anemic – go figure – but it...

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Poetry at 160kbps

The lyrics to Cake’s “Short Skirt Long Jacket” are actually pretty good poetry: I want a girl with a mind like a diamond I want a girl who knows what’s best I want a...