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The Girl With Moxie
Still a Sammich, Any Way You Slice It

So I’m just sitting here, faffing about on the Internet (how I love that phrase, “faffing about” – it sounds so inappropriate yet is innocuous compared to other words beginning with the letter “f”) in between working on other projects. … Continue reading

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The Girl With Moxie
Still a Sammich, Any Way You Slice It

So I’m just sitting here, faffing about on the Internet (how I love that phrase, “faffing about” – it sounds so inappropriate yet is innocuous compared to other words beginning with the letter “f”) in between working on other projects. … Continue reading

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Marc Valdez Weblog
"Pearls Before Swine" On A "Breaking Bad" Theme This Week

Mar 25, 2014
"Pearls Before Swine" On A "Breaking Bad" Theme This Week

Ann Lerner from the Albuquerque Film Office relates that the cartoonist, Steve Pastis, is in town this week:

Alison Toon
Talk Turkey, but don’t tweet it. Please. OK if you really must…

Mar 24, 2014

This week, I'm in Istanbul, Turkey, for a work conference--GALA Twitter, as you may have read on the international news, is currently blocked by the Turkish government. You just can't tweet or receive tweets: it's simply not working... or the twee...

Marc Valdez Weblog
A Low-Key Visit To The Dentist

Mar 24, 2014

Not even my regular dentist was there; just the hygienist. Which is good. She'll phone in the X-Rays and if there's trouble they'll get back to me.I used to like going to the dentist, until last year, when years of nighttime time grinding killed my m...

The Blue Muse
Is shunning make-up the key to gender equity at work?

Mar 24, 2014
Is shunning make-up the key to gender equity at work?

A few weeks ago, I left the house and headed to Aaron Brothers to claim my insanely overpriced but very pretty custom frame. After a few blocks, I looked into the rear view mirror and realized with a start that I'd left the house without a stitch of ma...

Finding Our Way Now
Lucky Coin: Story

Have you ever had a lucky coin or good luck charm? Do you remember why you felt it was lucky or special? Rebecca (Becca) Thompson from “Take Charge Now” has a wonderful tale about her son, a tooth fairy and a lucky coin...

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Marc Valdez Weblog
"No Choice"

Mar 23, 2014

When police officers say they had to shoot someone because they had no choice, they interpret necessity so broadly and elastically as to be meaningless. It looks to me like these officers had plenty of choices when faced with local pain-in-the-ass Jame...

Just Paint It
Painted Desk with Chalk Paint®

Mar 23, 2014
Painted Desk with Chalk Paint®

I’ve never kept it a secret that I’m pretty bad when it comes to painting furniture. I have no idea why, I just know that after umpteen failures, I swore off painting furniture for good. That is, until the opportunity to review Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan presented itself. I was perfectly...

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Marc Valdez Weblog
Kate Bush – The Dreaming

Mar 22, 2014

An Australian-themed video!

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