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Finally hit the big time

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

It’s widely known that I don’t do mornings. One of the best things about my job is that it doesn’t start until after lunchtime. But in Libraryland, those morning hours when we’re closed are the perfect time for meetings. While I ordinarily rise at the crack of ten, 8:45 this morning found me arriving at […]

Chapter 9

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

A while ago I looked back on my life and found there was a rhythm. Significant life changes came on an astonishingly regular cycle. Seven years. Plus or minus. Give or take. Comme ci, comme ça. And it’s not just me. There’s the seven-year itch, the Seven Years War, seven years of bad luck (had […]

Sweet Sixteen

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Sixteen years ago today I registered the domain name The only reason I mark the date today was that I had to pay my domain name renewal. Otherwise it would have slipped away, forgotten. It wasn’t always a blog. I don’t think blogs had been invented yet. WordPress was still five or six years […]

Understanding stuff

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

One of my favorite parts of aging is that I finally understand stuff. Some things have just never made sense to me until lately. I’m diggin’ it. Life is short Everybody says it. I say it. It was just words used to justify something—probably bad behavior. But now, I’ve had just ten good years of […]


Friday, April 5th, 2013

The first season is a little late this year. It seems much worse than it is after two or three successive early springs. Walking to the grocery store today, I spied the first crocuses of spring poking up through the soil. They’ll bloom next week sometime—three, nearly four weeks later than usual. According to my […]

Longer updates

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

No Spin Around the Bay ride for me today, thanks. First, I’m beyond dead tired, firmly into deeply fatigued. I haven’t taken a rest day in almost three weeks. It’s showing. Second, a week ago the forecast for today was partly sunny and 41. It got colder through the week. By ride time this afternoon, […]

Rest day

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

It was really hard, staying indoors and off the bikes today. The first brush of 40° on a sunny day sure was tempting, but I needed a rest. Badly. The new commute to the Arnett Branch is about twice the distance as the the ride to Sully Branch, and three times the distance as the […]

Coming soon…

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

New job and new bike. It’s a longer piece, but you’ll be done before either one happens. New job Problem One: I’ve wanted more hours at work ever since I became a clerk four years ago. I’m scheduled for only 12 hours a week at Winton Branch, and four hours a week at Sully Branch. […]

Bikes 2, Reading chair 0

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

When I first toured this apartment, it was full of other people’s stuff. And the other people. So I didn’t get a chance to do more than get an impression of it. In my mind, the back wall of the living room would hold the bikes and bike stuff, and the front wall had a […]

First bread

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

It’s been years since I had a decent kitchen—decades perhaps. Thinking about it, I don’t think I ever had a kitchen where I was really satisfied. Now I do. I’d have taken this apartment anyway, but I nearly wet myself with glee when I first saw the kitchen. Right from the start working in here […]