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You May Go Shopping for a New Computer and Discover You Also Need a New Face

November 18th, 2007
by Lara Hopwood

BERKELEY, CA-

I finally bought a new computer.

The old one was giving me problems.

At any possible moment, and with increasing frequency, it would freeze and shut down for no apparent reason.

The Blue Screen of Death would pop up along with a ‘fatal error’ message.

Then the computer would refuse to reboot until it could rest for a few hours.

I patched and repaired and upgraded the six-year old computer as best as I could, but I had to face the fact that it was becoming obsolete.

It was time to go shopping for a new one. (more…)


Lara Hopwood

Standing at the Edge of a Vineyard, Admiring a Ferrari’s Design, and Realizing the Value of Turning Wine Back into Water

April 4th, 2007
by Lara Hopwood

BERKELEY, CA-

I work in San Francisco across the street from a furniture shop called Design Within Reach.

 

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The shop sells modern furniture.

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Never Underestimate a Camp Fire Girl’s Rifle Skills, Especially if You’re A Girl Scout

March 14th, 2007
by Lara Hopwood

BERKELEY, CA-

I recently visited my friend, Jim, whom I hadn’t seen in nearly a year. 

We were sitting in his living room with his family, chatting about what we’d all been doing lately when he mentioned that his nine year-old daughter had joined a Camp Fire USA troop.

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“Are you really a Camp Fire Girl?” I asked Jim’s daughter, but she must have heard this as, “Would you like a ride in the back of my van, little girl?” because she buried her face deep in her mother’s armpit and refused to come out.

Jim’s wife prodded their daughter to answer me. 
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