For Those Moments…

... when you feel like the world is kicking your ass You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing – Richard P Feynman  

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Summertime, and the Livin’ Ain’t Easy

Warm weather is here, and you know what that means. Yardwork. Sucking up my weekends, when I'd much rather be indoors writing. I'm trying to reclaim my back yard from the blackberry brambles this year, and have finally resorted to chemical warfare. I hate using herbicides, but it's out of control. There's a play structure … Continue reading Summertime, and the Livin’ Ain’t Easy

2016, We’re Counting on You

I gave up making New Year's resolutions years ago. Generally, it seems a week into the new year most are already forgotten. It's not that I don't have goals, but sometimes the resolutions I've made were not all that intrinsic to my interests or that important in the long term. Lose weight? Sure. Exercise more? … Continue reading 2016, We’re Counting on You

Super Blood Moon – September 27, 2015

SO. I had all these grand plans of driving up a local mountain to watch the eclipsed moon rise behind Mount Hood across the valley, and this was the view: Grrr. Argh. Unbelievable haze. It was kind of a circus up there, too. I passed one area that must have had 100 cars parked in … Continue reading Super Blood Moon – September 27, 2015

Autumn’s Early

After a lengthy, extremely dry summer filled with excessive heat during which the record for number of days above 90F was broken, our rainy season seems to be off to an early start. Beginning last weekend, August 28, when a large storm blew into the Pacific Northwest, disrupting the Hood-to-Coast run, and forcing campers off … Continue reading Autumn’s Early