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The most human(e) mouse trap

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Scratch, scratch, scratch. Squeak. Rustle, rustle. 

Those are the sounds made by my unwelcome newest housemate.

Beau, the dog, was certain of his presence before I would admit...

'Keeping up with the Joneses' and the rules of pluralization

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Now and then a well-meaning grammarian or stylist will contact me with a critique; sometimes I'm wrong, sometimes I'm right, and sometimes it's just a matter of potato and po-tah-to. 

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If you're shopping for me for the holidays (or someone like me) PART II

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Here's round two of my holiday shopping guide, because there's more to life than clothing and jewelry — I hear shoe leather tastes disgusting.

Because boredom is the worst, gifts to...

If you're shopping for me for the holidays (or someone like me) PART I

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Is this a wish list? Not exactly. I have on many occasions had people ask me, "Wow, where did you get that (article of clothing/pair of shoes/necklace/useful item)?" — usually, I can respond that...

Let's make October 'Do Something Real' month

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October has become a bittersweet month for me. Halloween is my favorite holiday (one point for October), I had a hard time falling asleep last night because the whole town had that haunted feeling...

Concern trolling the potential future (poor) neighbors

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Though the biggest debate seems to be over whether the potential Vista Drive development is in North Douglas, West Juneau or Douglas — it is quite confusing for someone fresh to Juneau, or anyone...

How to be a nice guy

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Sometimes nice guys aren't as nice as they think.

This weekend, a friend and I went out to dance at a local bar, accompanied by a couple male friends. We were content...

A lot happens in 10 years

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For better or for worse, I don't imagine many people can go to a reunion without comparing it to Romy and Michele's — or is that just me?

My reunion probably wasn't as fancy as in the movie...

Not a good sport

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Actually, I'm a good sport in the sense that I'm a very graceful loser when I fail miserably in a sport (and then quit it), because I have discovered that I have no natural talent for sports and...

My love-hate relationship with photography

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I want to clone Michael Penn and make the clone work nights and weekends so I'm never pressed to take a photo again. When Michael's not available, I often find myself toting a DSLR camera to...

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