Monthly Archives: January 2014

Incompetence hurts.

FML. It turns out that, although I thought I had set my email program to archive emails letters I did not delete, I hadn’t.  We changed providers and poof! fifteen years of email gone.  I have been trying to recover … Continue reading

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Something crappy has happened. In the big scheme of things it matters to no one but me. The fact that I have nothing to blame but my own serious incompetence makes the heartbreak worse. I am not writing more right … Continue reading

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It turns out, I am not that good a judge of people.

I am sitting at my breakfast table drinking from my favorite coffee cup. It is an attractive large white mug with a deep blue interior. It holds twice as much as a regular mug, which means I do not have … Continue reading

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I have not been writing.  There is a big post on a very painful (but not too personal — do not worry) subject. I could post about inconsequential things — how the cat has bombed the bed again; how happy … Continue reading

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I am sitting in a sports bar waiting for the Niners-Seahawks game. The AFC championship game came to as satisfactory conclusion as possible given that it was between two teams I don’t like. I ended up rooting for Peyton. As … Continue reading

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Railfan rocks.

My middle son wrote this. Also, Railfan?  You have the ability to write as well as your brothers do.  You capitalize and punctuate better than they do. Just so you know. Love you, kid.

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Sentiment against GMOs has been described by scientists as the equivalent of climate-change denialism on the left. (Anti-vaxxers cross political spectra.)  Whether or not you agree with that, this NYT piece about one Hawaiian councilman’s attempt to get the facts … Continue reading

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I have been looking around for sources of amusement online, because really, how many articles can a single person read?  (I’m not sure, but I think I am getting close to the limit. And I do not even dare … Continue reading

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There are days….

… when the best you can say is that you didn’t quit. I hate dealing with people who, just as they are foaming at the mouth about Obama, let slip enough information to make it clear that if they could … Continue reading

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The holidays are over. Rats.

Today is Epiphany, which means that the holidays are over — I leave for work in about half an hour, which means I really need to stop writing this and go away and get ready — and once again, I … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug.

Note to self: in the future, do not EVER go see a movie in IMAX 3-D which contains huge freaking spiders. Curling up in a ball whimpering is really undignified.

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One of my stories.

“We were somewhere outside of Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.”  This is the opening line of Hunter S. Thompson’s Gonzo journalism epic, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.  What is the … Continue reading

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I did not blog about Christmas (which was good, more or less) or New Year’s. I made no new resolutions: I have made little headway on those I made for 2011, so I until that happens, I am not going … Continue reading

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Given that in previous years the media has used up the words “Snowmaggedon” and “Snowpocalypse” to describe epic winter storms, they need to come up with new ones for the most recent slamming the East Coast.  The Red-Headed Menace suggested … Continue reading

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