Wondering what the world is

i haven't written in my blog lately because things have been a little sideways. My cat boy has been sick so I'm taking care of him. i have realized that just because you think someone is "the one" doesn't mean they really are... especially when they disappear without explanation leaving you to wallow around in [...]

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 [...]

on becoming a minimalist…

life has narrowed down to very specific things, examining it has become a bit of a pastime. what i found is that having stuff is stifling, crowded and not at all comfortable. so begins the cleansing... during this process i have also found out a few things that i have been making every effort to [...]

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 [...]

amazing youth…

it's graduation day here... memorials abound when normally sighs of relief and partying into the night are de rigueur ... one of their own is gone, taken quickly and with no warning... we adults are stung, still reeling but moving along and forgetting the pain more and more each day... the youth ("kids" sounds too juvenile) here [...]

thoughts… again

had to apologize the other day... for being an arrogant know it all... while thinking about the result it occurred to me that knowing yourself and apologizing when the not so nice bits manifest isn't easy... but it is soul clearing and a clear lesson on watching and thinking about what you say to others... [...]