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Fear of phone

Whenever I’m feeling old (AKA any given day), I like knowing that I can phone myself at the office, let it go to voicemail and hear the youthful tones of myself from 13 years ago telling strangers that I will … Continue reading

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Reply-all escalation

From: david.jones@bci.com| To: reg.carl@bci.com; staff@bci.com Subject: Re: News from Peggy Thanks for the update, Reg. Also, don’t forget to send me that link for the beard balm. ­—- Hi, everybody. Sorry for the reply-all. LOL. —- Hi again. Yes, I … Continue reading

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For pennies more

One evening, Deb pointed to a pile of plastic food containers stacked on the kitchen counter. “Aren’t you going to put those away?” she asked. “I like to reach a critical mass before I venture into the cupboard,” I said. … Continue reading

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The holdout

An acquaintance reacted to news that I don’t own a cell phone with the combination of ridicule and disbelief normally reserved for people who vote for the Green Party. “You must have a cell phone,” he said. “No, I honestly … Continue reading

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Google’s got me

It is with great pleasure and a scoop of ice cream on the side that I announce today that I have been acquired by Google. After many long hours of negotiations, plus minutes of Greco-Roman wrestling and one romantic weekend … Continue reading

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