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I started this blog post as we sat at the LaGuardia Delta terminal waiting for our flight . . . which had been delayed; twice. That was this past Saturday. I hate wasting written words, so I thought I would finish the post … Continue reading
So, yesterday, this Monarch was on the pavement directly behind — and in the path — of the rear wheel of my trusty Highlander (There Can Be Only One). Monarchs have been in Hawaiʻi since the mid-1800s and unlike the ones … Continue reading
I’m retired, so I have a lot on my plate. Still, I occasionally take time out to think; to reflect on what I’m doing, why I’m doing it, and whether I should continue doing it. Everyone can benefit from stepping … Continue reading
“Don’t be a dick” was the topic of Phil Plait’s speech at TAM 8. You can watch the video but, basically, Plait argued for moderation in discussions. He was addressing skeptics and atheists and specifically their interaction with the religious … Continue reading
Believe it or not, this is by request. Also, lots of words (3,135 of them). Also, it’s my opinion . . . which means I meander in thought. I put this together rather quickly so if you find fault with … Continue reading
I recently posted this doodle . . . . . . and quipped it might hold the key to what we — as humans — should be doing. Quote: ” . . . that almost looks like it should means … Continue reading
I have to mention my other title choice for this piece: Action and the Tick Notice: this is a piece about writing. Specifically, my writing. Ergo, the need to have a disclaimer, right here, ahead of the piece. The disclaimer … Continue reading
I’ve received some feedback on Gin’s War (my third NaNoWriMo novel). It was useful feedback and I need to digest it before tackling how to address the issues and concerns it raised. However, one particular comment got me thinking. A … Continue reading
So, yesterday was the 8th year anniversary of this blog. There were no parades, no rejoicing in the streets, and not even WordPress reminded me of the milestone. In prior years, I’ve summarized stats like the number of posts (1,841 … Continue reading
The other day, I got a call. Normally, when I don’t recognize the number, I don’t answer the phone. However, for various reasons, these days I answer every call. It went something like this:
Some general thoughts on guns and stuff; thinking about the kind of stuff that gets thrown around with abandon and without — it seems to me —much forethought. I’ll try and point out why things are always more complicated than they … Continue reading
I came across this short video . . . I think it’s worth watching. If you’re going to watch it, do so before reading the words below because I’ll have spoilers. I enjoyed it, but then I got to thinking … Continue reading
Some readers might know we live in Hawaiʻi. To most, Hawaiʻi seems like a paradise; a promise of idyllic life filled with skin products made from coconuts. That last part is true, but there’s a darker, dangerous, and, frankly, unsettling aspect … Continue reading