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In Defense of Wasted Time

I’m not the first person to say this, nor will I be the last, but I think wasted time gets a bad rap.

posted at 11:06 am on Jan. 31, 2008
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East Africa Project: Contribute to Great Independent Journalism

Just before Christmas, I made a donation to an independent journalism effort called the East Africa Project during its formation stage. Now that it’s underway I thought I’d suggest it as a worthy cause for others to support as well.

posted at 8:58 pm on Jan. 20, 2008
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My Name is Travis and I Have a Problem

Hi.  I’m an addict.  I’m addicted to updating software.

posted at 10:58 am on Jan. 17, 2008
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L.A.: Update

11:17 a.m., Manhattan Beach.


posted at 10:17 am on Jan. 12, 2008
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In the L.A. River Again

Susie and I are back in L.A. for a short business trip.

I haven’t had much time to blog.  There’s no time for anything in L.A.

posted at 3:56 am on Jan. 11, 2008
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George Came to Visit

I just heard from my friend George—he’s somewhere near ******, heading east. George and I are in closer touch now—I guess for two reasons.  One, is that he’s back State-side (which is also basically Canada-side if you look at a globe). And two, is that he came to stay at my house when he first got back, and we went together and bought a Mac laptop.  So now we have a bond that goes deeper than ever before.

posted at 10:09 am on Jan. 7, 2008
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My First Time Ever

I went to Calgary recently to visit my Mom and sister Nicole. I forgot my electric razor, which shaves as close as a blade or my money back.  Which is a bummer because you don’t just run to the store and get one of those.  What you do buy is a disposable razor. Which is kind of interesting because, in fact, though I’m 33—wait, no, 35—I have never before in my life ever shaved with a bladed razor.

posted at 9:07 am on Jan. 4, 2008
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Dexter, You’re so Sinister!

My sister-in-law got me a Dexter T-shirt that I’m wearing right now

posted at 10:11 pm on Jan. 3, 2008
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Why Vacations Aren’t as Relaxing as They Ought to Be

I got back from holiday today.  I left on Dec. 28 and was gone for 5 days.

posted at 10:52 pm on Jan. 2, 2008
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I’m Back

Hi.  I’m Travis Smith. You may know me from such famous blogs as “Buzz Marketing with Blogs for Dummies blog” and “Hop Studios official blog”.

And, here’s the funny thing: I actually write THIS blog.  No, really.  Check back ... way back.  In fact, there was a time when I wrote fairly frequently for this blog.  Yeah, go figure.

posted at 10:07 pm on Jan. 2, 2008
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