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Dream Journal Illustrated: Astronaut at Japanese Mall, with Bear

I’m starting a new service where I illustrate people’s dreams from last night. From my friend: Last night’s dream: I was an astronaut and was in Japan (which looked like a futuristic Glendale Mall). I bought a training manual and

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Anagrams of my Name

The Ephemerist

Anagrams of “Stephanie Ann Mineart” via http://www.anagrammer.com/anagrammer/ THIRTEEN PAEANISM paeanism celebration of victory with songs and clamor. via The Free Dictionary HEPTAMETER (IS NAIN) Heptameter is a type of meter where each line of verse contains seven metrical feet. It

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Werner Herzog: Develop your own voice

Via Jason Kottke: 24 pieces of life advice from Werner Herzog Paul Cronin’s book of conversations with filmmaker Werner Herzog is called Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed. On the back cover of the book, Herzog offers a

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Myers-Briggs Personality Test Result

I don’t remember getting this test result in the past, but I’d have to search my Facebook timeline for the last time I took it to see. Who knows how long that test page will be around, so I’m copying

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New Year’s Resolutions – 2015

My theme for 2015 will be “Simplicity.” My goal to shed clutter in all areas – streamlining, simplifying, focusing on the important and finding a state of zen. Some things I hope I can accomplish: Be more active – painting,

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2014 Year in Review

For our household, the year 2014 was overshadowed by Stephanie’s mother passing away in mid-May from cancer. She didn’t want an obituary, funeral or memorial service, but I’m unable to let go of the year without acknowledging the kind of

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The Naming of Cats

by T. S. Eliot The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter, It isn’t just one of your holiday games; You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter When I tell you, a cat must have THREE

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Jamaican Sun

We are headed to Jamaica tomorrow for my youngest brother Gary’s wedding. This is incredibly exciting because we’ve had a lot of traumatic stuff going on lately, including Stephanie’s mom’s long illness and death from liver cancer on May 19th

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Things I’ve been doing lately (instead of blogging)

Things I’ve been doing instead of blogging: Taking a scene writing class from the Indiana Writer’s Center (I also took a world building class at IWC taught by Maurice Broaddus). I don’t know yet if this is helping me write

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New Year’s Resolutions – 2014

As I’ve done with years past, I’m going to put down some goals instead of resolutions. If I don’t make them because life intervenes, oh well. But Work: those goals I’ll share with my boss. But I have high hopes

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2013 Year in Review

So, what all did I get accomplished in 2013? Let’s start by looking at my goals for last year. These are really more goals than resolutions; they are things I’d like to make priorities to focus my energy and money

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My Coat of Arms, drawn by me at age 11

This is my coat of arms, that I drew when I was 11 and I was in love with Princess Diana and all things British, so I read books on heraldry and ignored most of what I learned and drew

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Road Trip: New Jersey

We have a number of weddings to attend this fall, and the first is Stephanie’s cousin Alex’s, which is taking place in New Jersey. This road trip we’ll be seeing the other half of Stephanie’s family; we saw most of

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Reasons not to stretch

From the NY Times phys Ed blog: Now, two new studies are giving us additional reasons not to stretch. One, a study being published this month in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, concluded that if you stretch before

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The Oxford Cambridge Boat Race 2013

“The Boat Race” is this weekend on Sunday, and we’ll be watching at a pub before joining the rest of the family for Easter dinner. Helpful summary from wikipedia: The Boat Race is an annual rowing race between the Oxford

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New Year’s Resolutions – 2013

These are really more goals than resolutions; they are things I’d like to make priorities to focus my energy and money on. If I don’t get them done, it’s cool; this is a big pile of ambitious. But these are

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Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina

After our corn maze excursion, we visited Stephanie’s grandparent’s gravesite at Arlington Cemetery. And we rounded out the rest of our vacation with visits to Stephanie’s cousin in Philadelphia, one of Stephanie’s childhood friends in Lynchburg, Virginia, and then a

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Temple Hill Corn Maze and Fall Festival

We spent the afternoon at a corn maze and fall festival, with pumpkin shooting and pig races. Lots of fun.

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Washington DC

Decisions, decisions. We’re in the DC area for several days to visit Stephanie’s family. Today we’re doing some sightseeing. UPDATE: We spent the afternoon in the national gallery. The Biglin Brothers Racing, 1872. Thomas Eakins. Oarsmen at Chatou, 1879. Auguste

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I’m Being Recruited by the Department Grumps – Manage Your Career – The Chronicle of Higher Education

I’m Being Recruited by the Department Grumps found at: Manage Your Career – The Chronicle of Higher Education I worry that I’m the Department Grump. I don’t want to be that guy. If I am that guy, I need to

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Weekend Update, end of August 2012

This past week I attended An Event Apart, a major web design conference in Chicago, which was pretty awesome. I learned a lot of cool stuff especially about mobile-friendly design that I now need time to go over before I

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Things I Won’t Do Again

2012 Update: Going through my drafts folder, I found this old post from Aug 24, 2010 that I never put up, but should have. AKA, my “Fuck It” list. Inspired by Unclutterer, who was in turn inspired by Amy KR.

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More on the rowing….

…with some pretty pictures, because my posts are too boring otherwise. I decided not to blow off the rest of my classes, despite my frustration, and that turned out to be a good thing. We went out in a quad

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Rowing at a Crossroads

I’m having some frustrations with rowing lately, and I think I need to work out on paper some of my thoughts. Indoor rowing – love the heck out of it, and I plan to do it for the rest of

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