School Days

School Days In 21 days, I will be turning 39. For the third year in a row, I will be posting anecdotes from my life in the 20 days leading up to my birthday. 20-to-39 is what it’s called. The first year, I didn’t know this was going to be a regular thing, so I […]

Root Down

For nine months, I had a hole in my tooth. A nerve was exposed and even sharp intakes of breath would cause significant pain. I had to hold my tongue over the right side of my teeth when I drank cold water. If I wanted to rinse my mouth out, I had to warm the water up first. Today, they took care of that. They shot my mouth full of freezing and drilled, yanked, andContinue reading the storyRoot Down

Pitchin’ In

I spend most of the evening over at the Keller’s tonight helping them assemble their shed. It didn’t feel (or really look) like we accomplished much but they assured me that progress was made and that it was appreciated.I also got to be “uncle” for a s…

What We Stand to Lose

[NOTE: Recently, Cliff wrote a dynamite piece about the recent stir Jim Prentice kicked up with his impromptu comments on looking in the mirror or tightening belts. Cliff’s stance on how to look at the comments is enlightening. With an election probably looming, I wanted to take an opportunity to inform you as to some […]

Conversation Piece

“Google is your friend.” “Let me Google that for you.” Part of conversation is an exchange of information, it’s true. Is it the most important part? It’s possible, though it is most likely a subjective evaluation that says something about the person in question. Social networks, message boards, even instant messages are an attempt to move communication to another medium. You know all of this already, I’m just laying the groundwork. I used to askContinue reading the storyConversation Piece

Five Minutes

Why is it that whenever someone asks you for help with something, they only need “five minutes” of your time? I’m not sure about you but any time someone asks me for help, it’s always for something that will take far longer than five minutes to resolve…

Summer Blog Challenge Day 21 Digest

Summer Blog Challenge posts for August 28, 2011 Peter shows off some more painting skills: Crazy Wookie Cookies Shaun gives thanks: Expedition of Truths Earl enjoys a stop in Jasper: My Name is Earl (J. Woods) Zita has the answers: Ignite Strategic Solutions Brad on his reading habits: Kick Me Out Soon Natasha’s busy day: Natural Urban Mamas Kim finds an absolutely meaningful way to unwind after a long day: Nature Baby Bloggings Cliff findsContinue reading the storySummer Blog Challenge Day 21 Digest

The Guns of Avalon by Roger Zelazny

When I read the first of the Amber Chronicles last year, I didn’t enjoy it all that much. It was all right, I suppose, and the notion of travelling through shadow to the one kingdom that is… what? Real? Genuine? Anyway, it’s the top level of whatever reality-hierarchy Zelazny cooked up for the story and […]