Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Sixty Second Pitch

Last week I attended a Pitchapalooza event at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington. I had no idea what to expect. According to the website, the event would feature The Book Doctors, married couple Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, who are … Continue reading

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Discovery’s Final Flight: That is just so `Wow’

Throughout the three decades of the Space Shuttle program, I never got to see one launch from Cape Canaveral. I watched them launch on television and online, and would try to watch the landings when they didn’t happen in the middle … Continue reading

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You are a wonderful person, now please shush

Introverts have been getting some play lately, have you noticed? This Atlantic article from 2003 (which inspired my title) taught me a lot about myself and, apparently, caused something of a stir when it was first published. According to this … Continue reading

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O Death

O, Death O, Death won’t you spare me over til another year … — Unknown — I think a lot about death. I don’t think a lot of death, but recently I began to consider a notion of Death as … Continue reading

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