Archive for the 'stuff I like a lot' Category


14 Aug

So, We’ve successfully raised a *third* little person through their first decade of life. I think we’ve finally got this figured out, now that we’re done making them. This one in particular is probably the most empathetic and joyous of all of them, which is something we need in this family. It’s nice to know […]



01 Jul



trail magic

28 Jun

As one might notice (as I write this, anyway) in the “current obsessions” block in the left sidebar, I’m working toward a goal of biking at least sixty miles this week, mostly to see if I can manage it, and I want to see if I can kick my body in the pants and kickstart […]


somewhere on the journey I find we

26 Jun

Twenty years ago today, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published. Somewhere in late 1999 or early 2000 (I honestly don’t remember quite when, but the experience sticks with me), I picked up a paperback copy of Sorcerer’s Stone (oh, how I still wish, all these years later, they just went with the […]


friday random eleven: “what a craic” edition

23 Jun

Another week down. I spent quite a bit of it doing the usual work/exercise/etc thing. Pretty standard, aside from a couple of car service appointments (one of which is still in process – a recall repair/rogue check engine light on the van is taking a while, so the spouse is currently rocking a 363hp Chrysler […]


so i have an adult now

19 Jun

Eighteen years ago today, I watched a tiny little person under five pounds come into the world, being quite feisty and full of life in spite of having to hang out in one of those plexiglass incubator things for a lot of the first week. In the interim, there were dance classes, road trips, laughs, […]


hey Virginia….VOTE!

13 Jun

It’s primary day here in Virginia. As it is every year after a presidential election, Virginia will pick a new Governor in 2017 (it’s always a new one – that office is term-limited, no more than one four year stint, at least sequentially), and the media always focuses on the race as a litmus test […]



07 Jun

So this happened today. I am proud. Also a bit jealous, because she’s heading off to one of the most interesting times of her life now, and that’s really cool, exciting and frightening. But the next couple of years are gonna be amazing for her, if my experience of age 18-24 or so is any […]


Fantastic Geeks and Where to Find Them

07 May

Hey, look what I woke up to this morning! Fantastic Geeks and Where to Find Them (Pre-release EP) by The Blibbering Humdingers It’s the new release (kind of) from The Blibbering Humdingers! We’ve been working quite a bit on this one for the last little while (right up until Saturday afternoon, in fact!), and while […]


fools and fairies and other stuff

03 Apr

As indicated earlier, I spent the weekend “on the road” as a working musician, playing a couple of shows with The Blibbering Humdingers down south, one our first online streaming “show” (really, we pointed a camera at our practice session, on the couch at Humdinger Central, but people watched and interacted and it was fun […]


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