San Francisco

Introduction My job is sending me to San Francisco for training. While this doesn’t sound like a big deal to some, I haven’t done a lot of traveling. Just take a look my Google Maps data since graduating college. I

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The Baby

My wife and I found out we were expecting last fall. It was a complete surprise to us. If it were really up to us, we would have waited a few years. But it didn’t take us long to get

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Anxiety

Hoping to inspire a new attitude toward medication and mental health, my wife takes the helm as a guest writer, bravely sharing her personal journey of discovering her anxiety disorder. I have struggled with an anxiety disorder for almost three

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Using Selenium to Buy a Bus Pass

I take the bus everyday. It’s terrific. There’s nothing better than getting a full sixty minutes everyday to close your eyes, drink coffee, and get lost in a podcast before work. I wish I could say that purchasing bus passes

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Our New Sid Meier’s Civilization Inspired Budget

Edit: Hi everybody. I had no idea our little experiment would get so much attention. I’ve rebooted the project in hopes of turning it into a public tool. Keep an eye out for the first release of bennedetto – coming

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Jane

Thanks for doing this, Mom. OK – first question. Let’s first talk about where you were born. What kind of town was it? What did the average person probably look like socioeconomically? Do you think where you were born shaped

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Anakin

As a gift to you (and as sort of a freebie week when it comes to writing these things), I give you the finest piece of literature that I produced in my academic career. I found it while organizing my

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Seinfeld

Do you recognize this song? It’s the original theme song of the TV show Seinfeld . Before the show hit its comfortable stride in the early summer of 1991, there was a five episode pilot season in the summer of

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Bedbugs

It’s hard to stay mad, when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst… And then

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Rockford

Rockford used to seem like the edge of the world to me. As kids, we only went all the way out here when Kelly managed to stutter her way into the regional spelling bee. One year, we made a whole

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