Jay's Blog

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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...

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Final Destination

The other day, during one of my all-too-frequent work breaks, it suddenly became absolutely necessary for me to learn what Phoebe Cates was up to these days. Boys of all ages remember only one...

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Geek Wars

The battle between Google (“Don’t Be Evil”) and Apple (headed by Dr. Evil) is getting interesting. The latest salvo is Google’s announcement that they are opening their own music store later this year. This,...