reminiscences, chasing rabbits, a brief history of the internet and aol chat rooms

alexa's response to my good morning today was to inform me that on this day in 1979 the board game trivial pursuit was invented. the trivia part was that it took the creators two years to write the original 6,000 questions and they did it without the benefit of the internet. wow i remembered being [...]

afterglow

so the 50,000 words in a month start today and i am still basking in the glow of another birthday. no, no parties or festivities or even a cake (rico not having opposable thumbs). no, the afterglow is the feeling of finding your place in your place. that feel of connection, of purpose and of [...]

just questions…

i have been wondering about something... how is it that you can have hundreds of "friends" yet feel so totally alone? is this what the world is going to be like forever? all of us holed up inside, poking away at our keyboards, sharing pictures and stories? i am not trying to get a ton [...]

just the usual weirdness…

things that prompt these random posts are clients... and the shower... and eavesdropping... and my catmate... and the the books i read, which since i inherited approximately 2000 of them from a client has been a real challenge to organize... suffice to say, life... so what's the thought for the day? listening to someone stress [...]

on getting old… or aging… or whatever…

standing in the bathroom, bright lights all around, is one of the hardest things i do every day. but today was different. instead of examining things and pointing out all of the obvious signs that youth has fled and age is screaming onto center stage, i chose to seriously look, compare, enjoy and see all [...]

the joys of getting wise… or old…

two things have happened this week that, i have decided, are a direct result of joyous aging and loving life. i collect antique jewelry... you know the rhinestone, over the top stuff... i know it doesn't seem to be my style, too girly, but it is so over the top it fits! anyway, i have [...]