Stories of My Life

AKA “the blog” – this is a hodge-podge mixup of everything else I feel like posting.

Dating 2.0

Greetings, programs. I was going to write this great article on my new approach to dating. It was privately published on April 24th with just these notes: Get a clear scope Filter Input Use test cases Version control Know when to commit The idea was that I’d finally figured out how to date: I realized […]



OK. I’m gonna be honest. I feel absolutely lousy today. So I tell myself, well, being grumpy won’t make you feel better — cheer up, right? And then I try extra hard to be cheerful. But it’s hard to be cheerful when it freaking hurts to breathe. And that makes me sad, and then I […]


Green Smoothie Dreams

Yesterday a couple of my kids’ friends came over to play (I’ll use shortened versions of their names). As soon as they’d walked in the door: Mary: “So… have you ever tried a green smoothie?” Sh.: “Green Smoothie? No.” Co: “Do you guys have a BLENDTEC?” Ethan: “YEAH! My mom works there!” Co: “That’s what […]


mini bagel pizzas

Hi! I’m Ethan, and I’d like to tell you how to make very yummy mini bagel pizzas. You’ll need: bagels, marinara sauce, cheese (optional), mini pepperoni (optional), and other toppings you like on pizza (optional). 1.Take a bagel, split it in half. 2.Get a spoon, spread sauce on the bagel. 3.(optional) Shred some cheese, sprinkle it on […]



I took the kids and their friend to a pizza place today — the first buffet we’ve visited in a very long time. In fact last time, it seems Mary was too short to even read the signs, so this was a new experience for us. Today she ate a salad, got herself a breadstick, […]