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114 Events That Should Be Removed from the Olympics

I love the Olympics — enough so that I broke my moratorium on blog posting for the first time in four years, and that post four years ago was also about the Olympics. But I’m also interested in making them better, … Continue reading

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Someone Worth Rooting For

My pick for most heartbreaking performance of the Olympics: Tyson Gay in the men’s 100m. He’s one of the very few elite sprinters who doesn’t have a gigantic ego (just look up any of his interviews on YouTube). He seems … Continue reading

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Socks retrospective

About two years ago, I donated all my old socks and bought 24 pairs of identical black Adidas socks. Yep, it sounds crazy, but for whatever reason, I am compelled to wear matching socks, and with the random pairs and … Continue reading

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Eyes on the Prize

We recently finished watching Eyes On the Prize, a six-hour documentary on the civil rights era from the 1950s through 1965. It aired on PBS in the 80s; I have vague memories of hearing the title song when I was … Continue reading

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Guessing Birthdays

A little while back we had a dinner party at our house, and the conversation turned to birthdays. One of our guests had a remarkable ability to recall anyone’s birthday if she’d heard it before. She went around the room, … Continue reading

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Steig

Like most chain supermarkets, our local Safeway has a loyalty program, which it enforces by making its discounts available only to its loyalty members. Naturally, I’m too lazy to sign up, and I’m definitely too lazy to carry a loyalty … Continue reading

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The Story of a Startup

Modista’s advisor, Manu Kumar, just wrote a blog post about Modista and how we were taken down by a lawsuit. If you never heard all the details, here you go; it’s a pretty interesting read. http://k9ventures.com/blog/2011/04/27/modista/

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A Bit of Almost-History

I saw “The Social Network” for the first time tonight. I was actually a little underwhelmed; I had expected great things, from all the hype surrounding the movie as well as from my high estimation of David Fincher. I guess … Continue reading

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Mama’s Kitchen

There’s something ineffably sad about eating at a new restaurant that’s mostly empty. The wait staff is eager and expectant, the food is meticulously presented, and underneath there’s a sense of impending doom. Apparently 90% of restaurants fail, and those … Continue reading

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Missing Out

Do you remember your dreams from last night? Did you at least remember them this morning when you woke up? Dreams seem like a really big deal. People like talking about them, analyzing them, deriving meaning from them. They are, … Continue reading

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