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Thoughts trapped in a brain

This book, when I am dead, will be / A little faint perfume of me.
People who knew me well will say, / “She really used to think that way.”
I do not write it to survive / My mortal self, but, being alive
And full of curious thoughts today, / It pleases me, somehow, to say,
“This book when I am dead will be / A little faint perfume of me.”

– Edna St. Vincent Millay

UK Solo

May 19, 2004 - June 9, 2004 First solo trip I took this trip fresh out of my first "real" job, post-college. I filled a journal full of poetry...

Iceland, June 2018

TRAVEL Iceland is full of sheep Giang June 8, 2018 - June 17, 2018 One of my Robin Leffler rules is this: the more wide open sheepy spaces a place...

Meeting Carl Hiaasen

I went to my first official book signing tonight, and it was Carl Hiaasen. He is funny, and handsome, and on top of that, seems a very decent, sweet...

Commoners

It goes on, he thought. The internecine hate. Perhaps the seeds are there, in that. They will eat one another at last, and leave the rest of us here...

Politics

Too often, folk on right and left refuse to concede that some problems are hard, so that reasonable people disagree about how to solve them....

Tentacleez

I am in the process of hacking up carving this piece of wood into another piece of wood, in the shape of a tentacle (the hard part was done by an...

Beauty

Beauty is an enormous, unmerited gift given randomly, stupidly. - And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini

Nell, and Bob, and a dead body

Writing Wednesdays. Maybe a little awful, but it's something I'm going to do. The prompt is bolded. The rest...well...I've been watching...

Legacy of Kain Series

Today, I'm going to be providing you with a basically useless review of the Legacy of Kain video game series. There are spoilers, but after you read...

Dead Space memories

It's been a few years since I've played through Dead Space 1, and my recollection is spotty.  But every once in awhile I'll walk into a room and...

How I do a 5k

  Ran the Surfer's Point 5K in Ventura this morning.  Finished with crap time, but it felt good. Now relaxing on my own couch listening to power...