Men on Mars

We know all about mondegreens - those song lyrics where people mishear the words and think it's about something entirely different. Probably the most well-known is "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy" - a mishearing of "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky" from Jimi Hendrix's...

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We all have more time

I don't know how often I've explained the reason I couldn't get something done as a result of my not having enough time. Though I suppose it's true in the small picture, it's not remotely true in the big picture. As a rule, people are not very good at managing their...

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Mostly harmless

I've been a huge fan of Douglas Adams for nearly as long as I can remember. The original BBC television series, with its "special" special effects and pitch-perfect casting was absolutely true to the first three of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy trilogy of five...

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Why are we proud of our sports teams?

When I was at Northwestern University, we didn't win in any sports. "That's all right, that's OK, you're gonna work for us someday!" was the chant we sang at football games. Games that were free to attend as students, because otherwise who was going to go? We were in...

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I’ll never catch up – and that’s OK

I have to accept that I will never catch up and make up the day of writing I missed. I pushed myself too far, didn't get enough sleep, and got more and more behind. I vowed to write two pieces in one day to make up for the day when I (partially) wrote and didn't...

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Losing my voice

Every year, I lose my voice at least one time. That one time is usually at South By Southwest. "You need to learn how to speak loudly without straining your vocal chords," my husband (the former actor) informed me. Harumph. Thanks. He's right, though. It usually takes...

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I’m tired

It seems as if I shouldn't be tired after six days of festival-ness in Austin. But I spent times with friends new and old. Some live in the same metro area as me, but we rarely see one another. Others live in Austin, and this is my chance to see them. Others live in...

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It’s still Monday somewhere

So I failed today, for the first time on my journey to blogging every day. I had the best of intentions, but still failed to get something written and posted before midnight in the time zone I'm in. However, I'm still awake, it's 12:06 a.m. Central time and doggone...

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We need to protect one another

Today's post is gonna be short. I'm not in my regular schedule, yes, I'm at SXSW. And it's ridiculous to think that I was sooooo busy today that I didn't have time to blog. Which is why I'm here, in the dark, in my shared hotel room, at 11:37 p.m. Central time (12:37...

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A bit of a social detox

I doubt I'll ever take a complete social detox, but I've definitely pulled back from being as active on social media in the past several months. At some point, it became exhausting to be "up" all the time. And not necessarily "up" as in chipper or happy, but rather...

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