I almost heard a heavenly chorus. As Keith stepped out on the deck, preparatory to assisting me in lawn related carnage, the sun came out.
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Love each other while you can. If you can’t manage that, move back far enough so that you aren’t hurting yourself or other people. The road to failure is lack of effort on a day to day basis, so figure out how much effort is required to keep some momentum, and then you’ll have success […]
I was having a crappy day. Then I thought, you know….. and I called and left a message for Ian and Lucile and my former mother in law; I spoke to Lois and Terry and Jan and my mostest favorite writing partner Dave, and I left a message for my oldest friend (46 years and […]
And they do….
A letter from Sydney Smith to Lady Georgiana Morpeth (right), Feb. 16, 1820: Dear Lady Georgiana, — Nobody has suffered more from low spirits than I have done — so I feel for you. 1st. Live as well as you dare. 2nd. Go into the shower-bath with a small quantity of water at a temperature […]
The thousand sided dice will be on line sometime today or tomorrow. As my brother and I did the data review we removed some prefixes and suffixes and added some. In the quarter century since the project was inaugurated, the biggest reason words got removed was for reasons of pc. For example, one of the […]
I made a list of things that make me happy about 5 years ago (probably before I blew out my back), and it’s really interesting to see how things changed. Foreign films. Still true. Wreck Beach. Still true; but I don’t go as much. Roller skating. I haven’t done that in ages, and given that […]
It was a solstice party (1 pagan in attendance, check), a housefilk (whenever two or more of you are gathered together in the name of the typo, amen), a hootenanny (small children running around and massacring harmonicas and tambourines while Tapioca is cooked), a religious/cultural interpersonal therapy session as we sang the hums of our […]
Quhat being Scots dialect for What. The night before I didn’t contact the volunteers. I was SO anxious and phobic that I literally could not pick up the phone. (Most of the time I’m not affected by anxiety to that extent but making phone calls is really hard for me, and I’m trying to work […]
January I went to Conflikt II, one of the last times I saw John. I bought him a meal, and that makes me happy; there’s video of him from the con, and that makes me happy, too. I started dating a nice man, but he some months later abruptly stopped calling me when I said […]
Last night I fed Tom, Peggy, Ben, Paul, Keith and Jeff pork roast done with garlic, bacon and bay leaves (it made the house smell REALLY GOOD) and many, many vegetables, including beans and cauliflower and broccoli and beets and potatoes. Katie and her housemates were invited, but Katie was already on tap to do […]
The best conversations are the least repeatable.
I spent a good chunk of yesterday angry and perturbed, but as is typical for me, once I figured out what to do about it, I quit being angry and perturbed.