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Bad kitty! Bad!

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This morning I woke up with Moira curled up under the covers and my arm around her. Very cuddly and comfortable and cute. I carefully extracted myself so as ...

Plunge Taken. I've gone Mac.

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You may have noticed (or may not) but “work stuff” is a verboten topic here on FirstStep. It’s one of many, really, but it’s definitely near the top of the l...

Requiem for a Local Homebrew Store

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In November I moved back to the East Bay. It took me a while to settle in but eventually things were in such a state as they could support a little brewing a...

Carnitas Dinner

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My expected plans for Saturday fell through, leaving me temporarily rudderless. Then I got a yen for trying to make carnitas again. No single human should be...