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My experiences are slowly adding to the short story that is my life.
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I assume I’m not in a unique position, but it feels like it. On any given day, either directly or indirectly, I get one or both of two kinds of inputs regarding serious topics; an anecdote about something bad, stupid, … Continue reading
Just a few things and a few thoughts I want to share. First, THIS link about happiness and mental-well-being. The site is the Happiness Lab and it currently features short episodes on coping with coronavirus Social Distancing and isolation. You … Continue reading
So, as the pandemic continues, I cross paths with more things that annoy me . . . no, that’s too mild. It’s things that piss me off. Look, I spend a fair amount of time gently — and sometimes not-so-gently … Continue reading
I’ve been doing something I rarely do. I’ve been sending out group emails. “About what?” you ask. What else? . . . COVID-19. I wrote some stuff about the virus in Part One, but that was a while ago and … Continue reading
If you have a copy of the Hitchhiker Guide (the actual guide, not the novel) you would be reassured by the words “Don’t Panic” in bold letters on its cover. These days, that’s difficult to do. From moral, to political, … Continue reading
It might be evident to some that I’ve consciously retreated from commenting on current affairs. Well, mostly. I’ll throw the odd jab here and there, but I don’t address specific topics, not even when those topics dominate the news and/or … 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
RE: Google GMail, Chrome Dear Mr. Google, We’ve been together now since the middle of 2004 when I switched from my company’s e-mail to GMail. Your “Don’t Be Evil” was one of the things that attracted me to the company … 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’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
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
There is a lot of breath being expended on guns, gun control, and all associated issues, and all stemming from the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Opinions abound. Heck, if you search this blog, you’ll find mine, including … Continue reading