I lost my father five years ago this coming February – this is not something I actually spend a great deal of time dwelling upon, but rather he comes to mind at some of the oddest moments.
When I least expect it, he pops into mind – environments where I don’t think I would have […]
Wow… I’ve been lackluster with the blog.
Clearly I am now only writing this for myself… and to record memories as they pop up.
I got my haircut today – haircuts are one of my absolute favorite things. There’s nothing quite so awesome as sitting in a chair, relaxing, getting a scalp massage, getting the […]
This past couple of weeks, I’ve been talking to my banks – on both sides of the Atlantic – in order to check up on some details of my life.
And it occurred to me that back in January, when I was in Bloomington, I’d visited my safe deposit box and found all my old […]
Wow, another year has rolled around.
This doesn’t feel as raw as it did the first time, but I still go back through the memories of everything I felt that week, when I was in Bloomington, Indiana, and all the attention was on Laramie, Wyoming.
With distance – both in terms of time (16 years […]
I’m nearing the end of my time in Montreal – it’s been a lovely few days with some nice art discoveries (Kent Monkman — I saw another one of his works today), nice long walks, and some good food.
This is not actually my first time in Montreal – in fact, Montreal was the first […]
Sometimes, when I hope people aren’t listening, I would sing to myself a song that I remember from my childhood — a promotional song for Star Trek (TOS) reruns.
Somehow YouTube’s algorithms pulled it up and put it in my recommended viewing list.
I probably shouldn’t post it here. But I am.
Back in September while visiting my Mom, there was a brief conversation about how times have changed – with respect to women.
She observed that when she got married to my Dad that she adopted his name – and I do not just mean his surname, but his full name. When she filled out mail […]
Smiley Middle School
Now that my friends have kids of school age, I’m starting to hear some interesting stories about schools and how bad their administrations are. Fighting strange school policies on behalf of their kids is a refrain I’m hearing more and more.
Listening to the stories reminded me of a story from […]
The Four Corners — right at the center.
Today’s adventure took us (on this segment of the trip, I’ve been joined by Cynical Queer, but I was navel gazing when talking about the railroad, so he wasn’t introduced then) to the Four Corners Monument, which is nicely located at the corners of four states: […]