My heart, soft and still like spring rain in Seattle, tastes of saltless tears.
Well, it's been a minute since I've written anything here... or rather, almost four million minutes. Ooof. Okay, yeah, I think that's quite long enough. Let the wild rumpus commence. And by "wild rumpus," I mean something more like "intermittent thought-jotting, occasional rumination, and periodic silliness, when I remember to do anything at all. This … Continue reading Dusting off the blog.
If you train every day, by the time you reach the end of your life, you'll be able to look back and say, "I trained." That's really all there is to it.Kisshomaru Ueshiba, as quoted by Diane Skoss I've been interested in budo, the Japanese martial arts, for most of my life. To be fair, … Continue reading Some thoughts about budo.
Confession time: I was a teenaged Rush fan. I got into them in the late '80s, just before Presto came out, so I had just enough time to get well and truly indoctrinated into the Cult of Syrinx before seeing them in Greenville, SC, on the very first date of the Presto tour. I've seen … Continue reading Oh, I wish that I could live it all again….
Most days, the idea of making political statements is intensely uncomfortable for me. In all likelihood, this comes from a childhood spent trying to be a social chameleon out of self-defense. After all, the nail that sticks up gets hammered down, right? So, I've been relatively quiet, most days. It's common knowledge that I self-identify … Continue reading Some brief thoughts on same-sex marriage.
My daughter is an amazing little creature, as anyone who knows her (and isn't a complete bozo) will tell you: bright, sassy, creative, funny, sweet, and blessed with impeccable taste. This means, among other things, that she's a fan of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who. This fact makes me inexpressibly proud. Of course, whereas … Continue reading How we turned a bedroom door into a TARDIS.
Well, hello again. So, the gastronomic and emotional endurance trial that was the Thanksgiving holiday is now safely past. I hope those of you here in the Colonies have recovered from your exertions, and those of you elsewhere in the world have thanked $DEITY_OR_RANDOM_CHANCE that you didn't have to suffer with us. Things were actually quite pleasant … Continue reading In which we change phones, and paradigms.
This is, as the description text helpfully points out, a blog about "life, work, play, parenting, relationships, homemaking, food, drink, books, music, movies, writing, crafts, martial arts, spirituality, religion, philosophy, politics, and dreams. And sometimes ponies." (Or something like that, anyway.) These are all subjects that interest me, and I generally like to talk about … Continue reading Some thoughts on rational discourse.
Well, hello. It's an odd thing to be starting a new blog now, here at the tail end of 2012. I suppose some of that oddness is attributable to a kind of historical inertia. I first started using computers to communicate with other people in the 1980s, back in the days before everyone carried the Internets … Continue reading A sort of homecoming.