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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Supposed Former Reunion Junkie

July 19, 2018, 1:25 pm

Back in summer 1998, when Alanis Morrisette was putting the finishing touches on her album Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, I was helping to put the finishing touches on my high school’s 10-year reunion. At the time, that didn’t bother me at all. Along with a few classmates, I threw myself into reunion-organizing, even giving a (poorly received) speech at the event. Later in life, I would wonder why I spent so much time on something so ephemeral instead of something […]

Righting the Boat

July 12, 2018, 1:50 pm

When I was Dar’s current age, my mother took me around the world. The trip was audacious, vaguely inappropriate, and entirely wonderful. I remember very well our adventures in Japan, China, Thailand, India, Nepal, and Germany and Britain (yes). If Mom calculated that eight was an old enough age to remember things for a lifetime, she calculated correctly…at least for a kid like me. For a kid like Dar, it’s impossible to make such a calculation. If I were to […]

Happy Birthday USA!

July 4, 2018, 1:31 am

Proper post (about this year’s IEP) will wait until next week. Until then, some pictures.