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a few thoughts on being a homeowner

1) I actually want to do things correctly. 2) I’m not sure I know how to do things correctly. 3) it doesn’t feel quite real. 4) so far, we have found: a 1942 Nazi 10 pfennig piece, a blue bead, a little red army man, a tiny plastic gun, and an weird little fork (3 […]

today is better

all transportation was go today. Sasha was very fussy last night, needed lots of attention, while Maddy was more aloof. still tired, but not quite so spacy. did a little writing on the bus – picked up Steering the Craft again, which would make this my third attempt. Kat & I didn’t get very far, […]


it’s been such a day. my email is down, for those who might care. I had to set my alarm for 4:15 this morning to walk to catch a bus (the vanpool would be short drivers the week that I can’t get a ride in an emergency!) only I accidentally set it for 4:15 p.m.. […]

various words of wisdom

from diveintomark: If you can imagine yourself not doing what you’re doing, do something else. Do whatever it is that you can’t not do. and Gus has written an excellent bit on credibility & the media – the comments are pretty interesting, too. All of us know which of our friends are prone to exaggeration; […]


I’m back on the ‘net – dial-up again, alas. house thing is going well. had a big bbq last night, neighborhood buddies & Kat down from Seattle. it was way cool, a warm evening with tasty food & mellow conversation. (mmmm…s’mores….) today is a little more tropical, with hard downpours like we hardly ever get […]

the most beautiful copyright quote ever

as seen many places, but most recently at glish: This song is Copyrighted in U.S., under Seal of Copyright # 154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin it without our permission, will be mighty good friends of ourn, cause we don’t give a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing […]

I’m writing at lunchtime

and I can’t figure out why my posts are showing up as an hour earlier than they actually are. what gives? (showing up early on my site, that is – they look fine in Blogger.)

sometimes technology is frustrating

today the cell phones will go back…it’s just not worth it when reception out at the college is non-existant. I want to plan a trip – I know (approx.) the destination, and I know that it’s a driving trip, and that camping is preferred to motels. but I can’t figure out how to plan that […]

I have such a backlog, you can’t hardly imagine

but I should finally have a little time to write next week. in the meantime, enjoy these fine links (lots more where those came from…): – “People With Ability To Use Google And Too Much Time On Their Hands Cheer Victory Over Embattled Professional Fact Checkers, Headlines At Eleven.” best. comment. ever. (without the “headlines […]