Category Archive: personal

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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Nov 08 2013


So I (think I) finished all the various little “jump through this hoop!” tasks involved in publishing. I see now why publishers exist–that’s a lot of crap to wade through. But since no publisher came begging… I just ordered the very first copy of “Ink”, to see if it is worth offering to the rest …

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Nov 07 2013

I really thought he’d live to be 100

I scan the headlines for mention of his name But no; there is no reason the papers should bother It’s not their fault; they needn’t shoulder blame He’s just a husband. And he’s just a father. He’s just a grandpa; just a lifelong friend He’s just another life that’s at an end.

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Oct 23 2013

Happy As A Cuttlefish In Shit

… that is to say, not happy at all. But yes, in shit. Came home to blocked plumbing and a strong smell of sewage. Poked around a bit to look for the problem, and saw a bubbling mass of water ooze up and out of the pipe, saturating the insulation of the basement wall. This …

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