Posts Tagged ‘rambling’

So, we went to the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games this past weekend. It was a thrill to be around so many characters–of similar mind and different, at the same time. The nature of a highland games is one of old flags. Scotland, in fighting for its independence from the English, had the excellent rampant lion, [...]

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 09:37 | 0 comments
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So I headed out to work today, thinking we’d probably be getting early release (most forecasts called for afternoon snow). About two-thirds of the way through my 45-minute commute, i.e., 6am–yes, I leave typically around 5:30am–it began snowing. I checked the county Web site when I got to the parking lot, and my suspicions were [...]

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 16:31 | 0 comments
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Advertising is simply part of modern culture. It’s easy to see on the Internet, even if you (like myself) install ad-blocking plugins and run filters on your email. And if you pick up a magazine these days, half the pages are filled with it. And even the articles trend anymore to being mere vehicles for [...]

Sunday, February 17th, 2013 at 13:29 | 2 comments
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I have a little story for you–a trivial yarn about meaningless things. But it is 100% true. I am writing it because it serves as much to be something to write about as anything else, and with all the craziness happening here in the US (much less abroad) I thought it’d be an interesting indulgence [...]

Monday, November 21st, 2011 at 10:55 | 2 comments
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I just took a 24-hour computer holiday. On the plus side, I got lots cleaned in the apartment. On the down side, writing for the two projects I have due did not fare as well. On the oh-shit side, I have a nice to-do list of things to do for the wedding instead of sleeping [...]

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 at 20:49 | 0 comments
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My sky is full of them. I steer by them each in turn, drifting this way and that, sailing over familiar waters again and again as my guides change. What matters shifts like the winds in spring, first blowing west and next blasting east or south or north, heedless of my need.
I need a reason.
Is [...]

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 at 22:37 | 1 comment
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Today and tomorrow comprise my long weekend at the clinic. I am charged with tending to the animals boarding over the weekend. When I was still living in Chapel Hill this was no serious imposition on my time, for the clinic was only a ten minute drive away; I simply did things in town. Now [...]

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 at 22:11 | 2 comments
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It’s my birthday. So never mind that I’m still up only by the questionable virtues of caffeine; it’s time to break the long silence, even if this ends up being trite. I predicted as late spring was taking shape that this summer would be a giant ball of chaotic energy, and I am very sorry [...]

Saturday, September 25th, 2010 at 02:34 | 1 comment
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Well, since that’s what the majority of these posts have been so far, I may as well be honest. (It’s a blog, right?) I have read that “exhaustion and sleep are the enemies of study,” and this is certainly true also for writing. I can’t write when I’m constantly trying to regain my brain’s operational [...]

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 at 21:56 | 2 comments
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So I have this problem, and I know I’m not alone. It’s called distractibility. The technical term is ADHD, but I’m not disordered as much as I think it’s best divided into two parts for me–there’s the day-to-day stuff, which is easy to get a handle on with meds, and then there’s the larger, overarching [...]

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 at 16:08 | 0 comments
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