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My Holiday Wish List

Dear friends and family, So we’re coming up on the holidays, and you may have started to think about what…

I Grow, Boy!

I did a fun interview with Gayla Trail of You Grow Girl about my burgeoning orchid habit. Check it!

In Praise of the Inappropriate

There’s an art to saying the wrong thing at the right time. And the older I get, the more I think there’s a gene that causes it. If there is, I know this: it’s passed on the mother’s side.

My maternal grandmother, Gert, was a master of the art of the inappropriate comment. With me, a cherished grandson, she was a sweetheart. With my mom, she was … less sweet.


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Hi, I’m Derek. I make awesome community-centric web stuff. I sometimes post things to Flickr and Twitter. I’m mostly harmless. More.





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