Trying too hard


I have a dog at home and it’s impossible to teach him anything. He gets giddy when you pay attention to him. If you try to praise him or start training him, he gets so excited that he can’t focus.

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Keep painting


I recently painted a picture. It’s the second time I’ve painted in 20 years. I was painting with some friends, and they were impressed. One told me she didn’t know I painted (ha!).

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Why did the chicken cross the road?


The other day someone asked why the joke “Why did the chicken cross the road?” is supposed to be funny. That’s a good question, and to answer it we need to ask why jokes are ever funny in the first place.

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Creating, editing and judging


Recently someone told me that they admired my ability to consider and propose new ideas. I explained that it doesn’t come naturally to me. It’s a side effect of something I deliberately practiced, and I’m still feeling the benefits.

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