Times Observerhttp://www.timesobserver.comTop Blogsen-usMon, 8 Feb 2016 00:53:38 EDTMon, 8 Feb 2016 00:53:38 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssNicotine Gum and the Volume of My Voicehttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/blogs.detail/display/632/Nicotine-Gum-and-the-Volume-of-My-Voice.htmlThe time has come. I know it. Everyone knows it. My lungs know it, and they let me know it by ejecting hacking rasps of bronchial matter that looks a lot like what my kids deposit in tissues. <P> I have a bad habit.Thu, 4 Feb 2016 17:34:26 EDTThe Writing Runner - Guess It's My Turnhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/blogs.detail/display/631/The-Writing-Runner---Guess-It's-My-Turn.htmlWell, this is new. <P> I've never blogged. For the longest time, I just assumed I didn't have the capability. Turns out I did... all along. Live and learn. <P> So, why now? In part, to see if anyone actually reads thes.Tue, 2 Feb 2016 16:46:49 EDTRevenge of the Nerds: "All around you are spirits, child."http://www.timesobserver.com/page/blogs.detail/display/630/Revenge-of-the-Nerds--"All-around-you-are-spirits,-child.".htmlI think it all started with The Lion King. <P> I remember Mom bringing home a plush Simba from the store when I was about five. The Lion King was just coming out, I was beyond excited to see it and now I had the cutest lion I had ever seen.Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:09:51 EDTPiggy Backs and Mind Trippinghttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/blogs.detail/display/629/Piggy-Backs-and-Mind-Tripping.html"June, get off of me." <P> "June, please stop climbing on my back while I'm trying to eat spaghetti." <P> "Juniper. That is my abdomen. What's inside of it is moderately important to my continued existence. Please do not stomp on it.Fri, 22 Jan 2016 06:54:45 EDTDead Birds and Structure Fireshttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/blogs.detail/display/627/Dead-Birds-and-Structure-Fires.html"Go back down in about twenty minutes or so," my stepdad told me, "and make sure there are no flames coming out of the front of it. Sometimes a bird will fly down the chimney and die. And burn. " <P> "It" was my furnace.Mon, 11 Jan 2016 20:08:38 EDT