Archive for July, 2012

getting back on the horse

30 Jul

Not feeling particularly profound today, but I thought since I was getting back into the routine everywhere else, I might as well do it here by posting something. The routine was disrupted last week, as I was off for a week. I needed some time, and some things needed done. Didn’t get quite as much […]

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on tribalism and the fall of lions

25 Jul

I know I’m a little late to the party in talking about this particular topic, but I hadn’t quite managed to wrap my head around my thoughts on the subject until recently. The topic, of course, is the Sandusky abuse scandal and subsequent fallout at Penn State. I’ve been following the news reports on it, […]

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rebuilding and dealing with guilt

22 Jul

So, somewhere in the last couple of days, my Windows 7 install decided to go ahead and eat the GRUB sector on my dual boot Win7/Ubuntu desktop. My lovely wife tried fixing it, and despite her normally amazing competence at fixing that sort of thing when linux is involved, she couldn’t make things work. So, […]

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fourteen years and counting

18 Jul

excuse me if this gets a little personal… It was fourteen years ago today that we had one epic house party celebrating the fact that earlier that day, we got up in front of a bunch of people and said that we’d continue down the path of life together from now on. I mean, we’d […]

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some general gratitude, and a bit of a plea

17 Jul

I’ve recently had some people tell me they enjoy what I’ve been writing here lately, and (in what I take as a great compliment) that it makes them think. Hearing this stuff makes me happy; I like that my particular flavor of “old man shouting at clouds” is capable of connecting with someone occasionally; despite […]

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lots of dogs

17 Jul

Another review: A Dog’s Life: No Shenanigans!!!, by Chris Otto There’s an adage that you often hear from others (often from others who aren’t particularly creative themselves, in my experience) when you’re engaging in a creative project: “Write what you know”. Even though it’s possibly an empty cliche, it’s also often pretty decent advice. I’m […]

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Love in the age of zombies

13 Jul

a review: Adam and Eve: Bizarre Love Triange in the Zombie Apocalypse, Vol. 2 I’ve been watching Dan Nokes’ comic output for several years now, ever since I picked up one of his books at the VA Comicon many years ago. It’s been fun watching him grow as an artist and storyteller through works like […]

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so much depends

10 Jul

Today I overheard the word “wheelbarrow” as I passed a couple of people in conversation in the office hallway. For reasons unknown to us all, encountering this word stimulated a certain combination of neurons to fire in my brain, which caused me to recall the day twenty-odd years ago when I first encountered the poem […]

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wolf punchingly* funny

03 Jul

because sometimes you need a laugh at 10am on a Tuesday morning: ____________________ *-Yeah, Yeah….that’s not The Grey that’s (probably) Taken (which I’ve only seen in fits and starts on hotel HBO). One Liam Neeson badass movie is as good as another, and infinitely better than a Liam Neeson as wise but doomed mentor film […]

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other places

03 Jul

These are things I saw on the internet and elsewhere over the last couple of days: ♦-John Scalzi opens up an interesting window into the mind of the undecided voter; at least those undecided voters who self-select by reading one particular science fiction author’s web site. The comments are interesting reading. ♦-A meditation on the […]

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