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talking weekends through the fourth dimension

12 Apr

My weekend finally ended last evening. I took a couple of days off to support a couple of commitments and to maybe, sort of, get a little bit of rest here in the early spring. That last bit didn’t quite work, but I got stuff done. The big event was the trip to Sweet Briar […]


twenty-four years ago today

15 Feb

Valentines’ Day, February, 1993. I had gotten my ass dumped by an individual I was kinda/sorta dating my freshman year of college. Turns out I dodged a serious bullet there (phrases like “chlamydia treatments” and “kicked out of England on drug charges” would be applied to this individual in the coming months/years), but yeah, at […]


friday random eleven – “anachonism” edition

10 Feb

I’m not going to belabor anyone with stories of my week; nobody wants that, not this week, anyway. I’m hoping for some enjoyment this evening, though, as the eldest child and I are scheduled to take in the musical stylings of Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox tonight at The National downtown. And maybe some BBQ beforehand. […]


proud of all my friends this weekend

23 Jan

To all you folks who marched all over the country (and perhaps the world – I think my net might actually cast that far these day) this weekend, I just want to say how proud and honored I am to know and love you. You’re good people. We chose not to appear in person this […]


this weekend: Marscon

11 Jan

Okay folks, this weekend is kind of the weekend I live for every year. Marscon, a weekend celebration of sci-fi, fantasy, general nerd stuff, and, as has become the tradition of the last half-decade or so, music. Once again, for the fourth year running, I’m playing bass with The Blibbering Humdingers all weekend. Back in […]


wrapping up 2016

01 Jan

The past year was (not just because of all the very public deaths of famous people and the less-than-preferable political stuff) challenging. This isn’t to say that I didn’t accomplish stuff, because I did. That’s mostly what this post here is about; highlighting the good stuff. The challenges are there, over the posts logged over […]


thursday/friday random eleven – “no politics” edition

10 Nov

Originally, the post directly below this one was going to be the lead-in to my usual end-of-week random ten eleven post, but started to take on a life of it’s own, so that’s how I let it go out into the world. This post, other than the oblique mention in the previous paragraph, will be […]


who you jiving with that cosmik debris?

07 Nov

Sunday night, my lovely wife and I hit The National Theater for a pretty great show from Dweezil Zappa’s amazing band playing the music of his immensely talented (and musical influence of millions, particularly a couple of musical mentors of mine going way back) father, Frank Zappa. For the last decade or so, Dweezil’s been […]


thursday/friday random eleven – “hoggoth, cyttorak, watoomb” edition

03 Nov

Once again, I’m taking a long weekend (use-or-lose leave, planned gig didn’t work out), so I’m tossing this out there on Thursday again, because while I may be on a computer, I don’t want to feel like I *have* to be on a computer, even though these are totally arbitrary self-imposed obligations, but whatever. Other […]


friday random eleven – “dog and pony shows” edition

14 Oct

Even with the day off at the beginning, this week has felt longer than usual. This probably had to do with the fourteen hour day I put in yesterday, trekking up to the DC metro for a multi-agency dog-and-pony show where I had to play ringmaster for a large part of the day. The meeting […]


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