Category Archive: personal

Apr 16 2014

Ok, That’s A First

Twice today, students asked questions that I had previously examined on this blog, such that my immediate thought was “oh, I’ll just recite this verse”. Which, of course, I did not. I gave a nice, thorough, completely prose response. I need to get more people reciting my verses as answers to classroom questions, so that …

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Mar 29 2014

The Best Advice I Ever Got

I would write it in letters, eleven feet tall— And how they would shine; they would glisten!— The advice I once got, the most useful of all: “Just shut the fuck up… and listen.” and hey, it applies across any number of different contexts!

Mar 28 2014

Looking Under The Hood…

I just love statistics, and numbers, and such Whether icy abstractions or warm to the touch I’ve been told that, perhaps, I adore them too much— That my feelings are more-or-less “weird” Ok, “weird” I can see, but I have to confess I’m put off by the too-imprecise “more or less”— Is it greater, or …

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Mar 09 2014


I don’t feel sick I don’t feel tired I don’t feel hot I don’t feel cold I don’t feel sad I don’t feel happy I don’t feel nothin’ I just feel old I don’t usually feel all of my years. I look at pictures of people my age, and think they look considerably older than …

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Mar 06 2014


I’d have given you warning, but I only just heard, myself. The Lulu people are having a 20% off sale on everything. That’s the best deal I’ve seen so far, so I thought I’d let you know. This means 1/5 off on any of my books, seeing as they are self-published through Lulu–so, 20% off …

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Jan 22 2014

This Is Why.

There are moments that pass all too quickly There are moments that linger too long There are times we want heroes rewarded And villains reproved when they’re wrong And so we invented a heaven And so we invented a hell So we could be happy forever And punish our enemies well I wish we could …

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Jan 01 2014

Starting The New Year Right

So I just ran my first 5K. It was… cold, but not as cold as yesterday–double digits today! But that’s not what I mean by starting the New Year right. I’ve heard it said that one of the best ways to get better at something is to find someone who is doing it better than …

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Dec 02 2013

Cyber… Something…

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Hmmm… it appears to be CyberMonday, if such a thing exists any more. Time was, Lulu would offer special discounts on Cyber Monday, so I was waiting for those so I could do this post right…. but it appears they are not (if they do, I will update immediately). The only thing they have is …

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Nov 22 2013


There’s only one thing that could get in the way There’s only one reason I’d wait There’s only one reason I’d take one more day One reason alone to be late I’m taping The Doctor, and not watching live, I’m freeing myself from time’s tether— Just twenty hours later, her plane will arrive, And then …

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Nov 16 2013



Checked my mail, and there it was! Ink! It’s the latest in technology, delivered to your door Like the internet, but portable—why, who could ask for more? All that Cuttlefishy goodness, but in one convenient book What a marvelous invention; don’t you want to take a look? You can take it to the mountains; you …

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