Category Archives: about living

One and Twenty Years

Again, it is the anniversary of that awful day. I don’t have much to add to my thoughts of last year, except this –   The call to national unity that both featured speakers made then is more urgent now. … Continue reading

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Vernal Equinox 2022 C.E.

Today is the Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere – that date when the length of the daylight and nighttime are most nearly equal. (I would call this ‘the folk understanding’. If I wanted to get geekier, I could give … Continue reading

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The Gift and The Box

I kinda got into a pissing match with my brother over on FB. I regret that tremendously. Our issue, at least from my perspective, is that the what I wanted to say got all entangled in the how I said … Continue reading

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More Modeling and the “motte and bailey” of Four-Letter Words (sfw – mostly)

Izzat love what I feel when you’re in my armsMake me die before I’d do you harmWhen you’re lost I will lead you homeIf you’re cold, you know I’ll keep you warm Am I wrong? Or izzat love when I … Continue reading

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On achieving rokkyu aikidoka

Friends try killing me.We bow and smile. New gold gleams –Mount Fuji beckons. Edited to Add – My very good friend and fellow martial artist Eric Raymond pointed out a syllabic mistake I had made in my first line, and … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

I’ve had a pretty crappy year. Separated from my wife (two days before our anniversary!) and getting divorced. Had my heart fractured if not broken at least one other time. Had to move twice, and I know that my current … Continue reading

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Cleaning up some stuff

Today I published an essay that I’ve had hanging around for a while. Would appreciate any feedback, especially from subject matter experts in the field (either pros or people who’ve “been there, done that”).

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Wolfenoot

I saw this memory today on Facebook, reposted by a good friend: And the Spirit of the Wolf howled in my psychic ears, crying “Tell Shadow’s story!“ Here it is. I am cooking some cured pork shoulder for my dinner … Continue reading

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Not “Someday”, Today

And maybe someday we’ll figure all this out Try to put an end to all our doubt Try to find a way to make things better now that Maybe someday we’ll live our lives out loud We’ll be better off … Continue reading

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Oops!

I believe I inadvertently managed to give myself an endogenous drug overdose. 😛 Don’t worry, I’m gonna be OK.

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