Archive for August, 2011

sitrep: irene plus four

31 Aug

Going on four days since the power went out. The power company information services still won’t commit to an estimated service restore date. Damn it all. I understand the concept of traige and such, and know that my neighborhood isn’t on the same piece of grid as anything important like a school, hospital, or major […]

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time…keeps marching on

30 Aug

I recently visited a place that used to be really special to me. A place that I associate with many fine and treasured memories. It was a good feeling to go back. The sounds and smells were largely the same. Many of the old landmarks, both the “official” ones as well as those that are […]

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everything matters

30 Aug

I’ve seen several varieties of this sort of thing get passed around via email, but mercuryblue‘s recent essay at slacktiverse does a really good job of covering how political considerations are inextricably woven into every personal decision we make. Every choice we make (or don’t make) has an effect on the larger world, no matter […]

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Calypso: 1997-2011

29 Aug

Almost fifteen years ago, we brought a tiny, sickly little brown kitten home. She had some issues early on. We had to make special meals for her; plain white rice and finely ground beef, because she couldn’t quite digest the stuff from the store. She carried on conversations, waiting for the appropriate pauses; she seemed […]

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Post apocalyptic

28 Aug

Power’s out, stress is high, but we’re here and okay, waiting for the rest of the Horsemen. I hope Death really does speak in all caps. I’ll let you know if the locusts show or the James runs red with blood.

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cut out xvi: “the benefits of quick and dirty, or at least sounding that way” edition

25 Aug

I wrote this one in fits and starts during the last couple of weeks. Little bits at a time, mostly, because I’ve been under a lot of pressure and stress, and I worked in a couple of audiobooks for the really long drives. Still, I hit on some good selections, including a cross-section of the […]

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perhaps

24 Aug

One day, I may decide to recount the whole story of these last two weeks, but it’s not going to happen right now, because I spent almost 14 hours at work today and I’m still not quite done with everything that needs attention. And, after my necessarily compressed workout, I wanted to spend a few […]

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in case anyone was wondering

23 Aug

Little bit of shaking in Richmond, otherwise, no worries.

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in a row?

23 Aug

Time really does move faster as you get older, doesn’t it? I went back and checked what I wrote to mark this occasion last year, and after glancing around adjacent posts a bit, what I remembered of them didn’t feel like a whole trip around the sun ago. Oh well. As I’m sure I commented […]

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friday afternoon viral video ephemera

19 Aug

I think we all know someone like this, don’t we? So, yeah.

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