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A Short Course in Critical Thinking

Filed in Moments, Uncategorized by on December 15, 2014 0 Comments
A Short Course in Critical Thinking

This morning, our building’s access control system is down. As a result, the key fobs we normally use to operate the elevators, open the gate to the parking garage, or unlock doors when we return to the building, aren’t working. Because no special access is needed to exit the building, everyone walking his dog or […]

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Definitely Too Many Cooks

Filed in Video by on December 1, 2014 0 Comments
Definitely Too Many Cooks

I won’t say anything except: stick with it. (A tip of the hat to KendrickDisch.com.)

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Why We Can’t Have Nice Vegan Restaurants

Filed in Atlanta, Food, Vegan by on November 29, 2014 0 Comments
Why We Can’t Have Nice Vegan Restaurants

Did you even know Atlanta once had a vegan deli? Yes, that’s right: a vegan deli. Picture bright, plastic containers of ready-to-eat meals, from mac and cheese to chicken salads — all free of meat, dairy, and egg. Most people I’ve told about the vegan deli had no idea that one had ever existed — […]

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Review – Adonit Jot Script Evernote Edition Fine Point Stylus

Filed in Gadgets by on November 23, 2014 0 Comments
Review – Adonit Jot Script Evernote Edition Fine Point Stylus

I’ve bought many products I love. I’ve bought products I like. I’ve bought a few products I didn’t like. Only very rarely does a product come along that makes me angry, leaving me feeling abused, taken advantage of, and far less likely to buy anything from the company that made it. But here’s one: the Adonis Jot Script […]

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Windy Day’s Advice Column

Filed in Surrealism by on November 22, 2014 0 Comments
Windy Day’s Advice Column

Though she’s only four months old and has a vocabulary of only a few dozen words, Windy Day has decided to challenge Dear Abby and Miss Manners by launching her own periodic advice column. Below, she answers the first letters from MadeByMark.com readers. These are her exact answers; I do not edit them in any […]

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Welcome Windy Day McParks

Filed in Personal by on November 1, 2014 0 Comments
Welcome Windy Day McParks

  November swept in on Halloween night, with high winds and plunging temperatures. When I woke on November 1st and threw back the covers, I could feel the first hint of winter in the chill morning air. Sipping coffee, I browsed through email and caught up on the news. And then I caught myself doing […]

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Focus and Get More Done with Focus@Will

Filed in Apps, Music by on October 31, 2014 2 Comments
Focus and Get More Done with Focus@Will

What if you could focus on your work — entering that elusive “flow state” where great work gets done more quickly — whenever you needed to? That’s the seductive promise made by the folks at Focus@Will, a music service my brother recommended a few weeks back. Focus@Will streams music tracks specifically designed to limit distractions and enhance […]

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Daedalus Touch iCloud Integration not Working with Ulysses 3

Filed in Apps, Writing by on October 26, 2014 5 Comments
Daedalus Touch iCloud Integration not Working with Ulysses 3

Ulysses is a powerful writing environment for the Mac. Like Scrivener, Ulysses makes working on book-length prose easier by reducing the project to manageable chunks, each of which can be reordered and organized by dragging and dropping them into place. Each chunk can be labeled — or “tagged” — with a status or with descriptive keywords, […]

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Content (Bangkok)

Filed in Travel by on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
Content (Bangkok)

Today, we board the aggressively air-conditioned SkyTrain (Bangkok’s BTS monorail system) and take a short, quick ride to our old stomping grounds: the neighborhood around the Shangri-La Hotel. Seated on the hotel’s riverside patio, we order lunch. Joe, Clyde’s dad (who likes familiar food), gets fish and chips. Clyde (who likes local food) orders a […]

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You’re Rich and Don’t Know It (Bangkok)

Filed in Travel by on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
You’re Rich and Don’t Know It (Bangkok)

How far would you paycheck go if you were paying Bangkok prices for the products and services you use back home? A bottle of cold water, available anywhere: twenty cents A twelve-ounce Coke, sweetened with cane sugar: fifty cents A bowl of gourmet coconut ice cream, topped with huge chunks of fruit: eighty cents. A […]

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