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Junior Associate Executive Vice President

A little less hair on his head, a few more gray hairs on his face, all because I wanted to make some changes to my Internet Blog Site.

Recent comment on a YouTube video that sums up dialogue on the Internet

“If you were a transformer you’d be FAGOTRON.” I was sad to learn that this comment had absolutely nothing to do with the actual video.

The wildlife version of Rocky

Battle at Kruger “A battle between a pride of lions, a herd of buffalo, and 2 crocodiles at a watering hole in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.” If you’ve got a spare 8 minutes and 23 seconds you have to watch this video, and be prepared to experience every emotion on the spectrum. Start at [...]

Simple, reusable tissue box

When I first said that I wanted to start a style section I immediately got bombarded with email asking if I had any suggestions for a tissue box that didn’t suck. Just so happens that several months ago Maggie sent me this wooden tissue box as a housewarming gift. Not sure where she bought it, [...]

My botanical equivalent

This tree is in our neighbor’s front yard, and I have no idea what it is (help Greenthumb!), but the bark is almost black and these berries are vibrant yellow, and when I first saw it I had this totally visceral reaction, like if I were a tree this is the one I’d be. Although [...]

Cold morning at the dog park

Took a quick trip this morning up to what the locals call “Scum Dog,” presumably because this open field is usually covered in a mixture of mud and poo, but today I managed to escape without stepping in any mysterious puddles. Also, I got to snuggle with a couple of amorous Border Collies.

Also known as reindeer

Last night we were lying in bed watching one of my new favorite nature shows, and can I just say that I think I now watch more nature-related shows than I do reality shows, and I don’t think I’m prepared to accept what this means about me and my character. That maybe my priorities are [...]

Handmade magnets

I’ve got an off-white, rectangular magnetic board from Ikea hanging in my office, and when looking for a set of decorative magnets to use with it I came across these from the Shim + Sons Etsy store where you’ll also find handmade gift tags, gift stickers, pencil cups, and holiday cards. I just couldn’t resist [...]


I’m making him practice for the upcoming gift-wrapping season.


The fence to the east side of our house is covered in this creeping foliage, and when the colors changed earlier this season it looked like the whole fence was on fire. This was one of the last sections of leaves to fall.