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Tim's Vermeer


[ Soundtrack for today's musing: Jose Gonzalez's Step Out, followed by M83&...

Recollections from the Sea: 17 Reasons Why Snorkeling Is Not for Me


(1) Proper snorkeling begins at dawn. That's insane. This is...

Karma Cab


The hotel calls a cab for me, which arrives promptly. Early, in fact.

My...

A Serene 2014 to You & Yours


Good grief, has it really been five months?

Life is flying by.... That, and...

On this First Day of School, Fulghum's Reminders


2013 marks the 25th anniversary of Baylor grad Robert Fulghum’s beloved “...

An Elegy for Good Men


“Those who defend mediocrity get to keep it.” —Author Unknown

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Lebowski, Lee, and Life


This is totally random, but I recently saw a fun, quirky little TV interview with...

Teddy Roosevelt's "Man in the Arena" (with audio!)


Quite simply, why I love Teddy Roosevelt's "Man in the Arena"...

Radiolab—Radiolab—Radiolab!


Oh my gosh, Radiolab, how did I not know you existed?

You are literally 10...

When is Workaholism...Bad?


Intriguingly, I’ve had four separate yet equally intense interactions recently with clients who...

...and We're Back!


Check-check, test-test...is this thing on?

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After 180 days offline, Blake's Blog is...

The Bigger Miss


Sorry; I've just tweeted about Hank Haney's The Big Miss, but...