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Ann Bransom
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Ms. Cellophane
I've been at my new job for a month. This week I've had two separate people come up to me and ask me why I'm so quiet. "When we hired you, we thought you would be the life of the party here! Why so quiet?" "You are so quiet. I forget you're here." If you as...

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A Happened Upon Poem circa November 10, 2012
I have people in my life that aren't being kind. That's putting it mildly. I feel battered and raw and like there's not going to be much left of me if this keeps up. But tonight, I was cleaning out my stack of books, journals, and sketchbooks that have accu...

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From Here in the Gray
"What the hell IS IT?!" A few years ago my sister and I spent some time chasing a beacon of light. No. Not a metaphorical beacon of light. An ACTUAL beacon of light. I don't even remember how we first noticed it. It might have just been on one of our late n...

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Beets and Why Nature Thinks Sexy Should Taste Like Dirt
Beets taste like dirt. Shut up, hippies, you know they do. In their raw form, they taste like a softball made of playground mulch. But damn are they sexy inside. Historically, I'm not alone in my assessment of their taste. Greeks actually gave them their ge...

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Tech in the Garden
As a full time web designer, gardening is a rare escape from my tech life. I think it's one of the reasons I became so obsessed so quickly. Sitting in front of big rectangle of artificial light, only glancing away periodically to check on a smaller rectangl...

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Please read and share. Literally had someone say to me today, "Why do you even care? This happened in the EU, not here." IT MATTERS.

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First political website is officially 20 years old. Thank you, you crazy Kennedys.

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Eye Tracking Series Part 1 - Element Weights
There is some debate as to how many frames per second the human eye can process, and part of this debate stems from the need to clarify what exactly is being asked. The human eye can fully perceive 10 to 12 images per second, but typically sees motion at a ...

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Unexpected Pests
There were many deterrents that kept me from pursuing gardening as a hobby. First and foremost: heat. Heat is dead serious in KY. Not just heat, but humidity. And let me tell you. This Irish girl straight wilts between June and September. Tied with heat are...

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