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Yearly Archives: 2016

Snug in Our Beds

Sat, 24 Dec 2016, 11:00 PM (-06:00)

The wind chimes are chiming in the wind in the backyard. The breeze is warm enough that the patio door is open, and the music is ringing in from the yard. Other than the chimes, it is quiet out there. No cars. No kids. No racket in the alley. Undoubtedly, children all about have set […]

Snippets from a Cold Day

Sun, 18 Dec 2016, 10:51 AM (-06:00)

It’s cold for us, although it might be colder for you. You might look down your nose at our definition of cold. (I did, if I recall, see minus signs on temperature maps last night.) But thankfully minus signs never reach down here, so cold for us is when outside faucets get wrapped and cold-not-so-hardy […]

Winter Will Be Upon Us

Sat, 17 Dec 2016, 07:32 PM (-06:00)

The weather was tolerable for our run today. Only a tiny bit of chill for the first five minutes leading those who had jackets (because it’s December, for cry-yai) to hurriedly shed them and tie them around their waists. The sky was a featureless gray, and there was a spitting drizzle that forced us to […]

Seeing Red

Tue, 13 Dec 2016, 09:57 PM (-06:00)

Godspeed, John Glenn

Thu, 8 Dec 2016, 09:21 PM (-06:00)

Among Those Shadows

Wed, 7 Dec 2016, 11:52 PM (-06:00)

“When are you leaving?” Trudy texted. “In 30 minutes,” I texted back. By the time I left, which was almost certainly longer than the promised 30 minutes, it was mostly dark. I walked across the parking lot and made my way to where the car was parked. The sky was glowing that urban gray that […]

The Feeling’s Back

Sun, 4 Dec 2016, 06:17 PM (-06:00)

When the doctor cut my throat to take out those lymph nodes, there were a lot of nerves that got severed. The feeling was gone on the right side of my neck and jaw, and I’ve been numb for some almost a year. Small price to pay for stopping the spread, though, eh? Today I […]

Cause for Hysteria?

Sun, 4 Dec 2016, 11:00 AM (-06:00)

Juan Cole has an analysis of the soon-to-be cabinet and their views on political islam, a term he has a little trouble with, since it’s often used (my interpretation) in a context that ignores obvious (?) parallels with political movements in other religions. He points out that whereas the term is used to whip up […]

Giving Some Thanks

Sun, 27 Nov 2016, 11:21 PM (-06:00)

For you who listen. For you who tolerate. For you who smile when I say silly things. For you who is always by my side. For you who makes coffee in the morning. For you with the sparkling eyes. For warm breezes under sometimes sunny skies. For rain kept mostly at bay and a tent […]

Ten Percent Off

Mon, 21 Nov 2016, 09:15 PM (-06:00)

She helped me find a pair of running shoes. The ones I’ve been running in need replacing, or will soon. And the store was having a 10% off sale, so I found myself in the market for a new pair. But I didn’t have the faintest idea what to get, nor did I particularly care, […]