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I lived in the micro-ecosystem of Northern Virginia for too long. The cycle of seasons shaped my life in subtle ways – yes, ways that impact reading and writing, if you can image it. Fall was always a time of reading, digging into books and sketching…
I lived in the micro-ecosystem of Northern Virginia for too long. The cycle of seasons shaped my life in subtle ways – yes, ways that impact reading and writing, if you can image it. Fall was…
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California, a nice place to visit but............. d;-)
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I know it’s been a while since my last post – apologies. Tomorrow is the big day for me (following that post about my kidneys) – tomorrow I go in to see a kidney specialist. Nothing may come of this visit except more tests; or I could be facing a new…
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its been over a decade but the last time I remember starting a book it was "The old curiosity shop" I think, by Dickens. (not counting the many many many childrens books read to my little girl) The book was hardcover...old with yellowed paper, loose bindings, and it had a smell I'm sure you'd recognize. Chips of the brittle paper would break off and fall like confetti. I didn't finish the story and all these years later I don't remember what it was about but I have vivid memory of the physical book itself. 
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Five years ago this month, I was hospitalized with congestive heart failure. In the end, it wasn’t a bad diet or poor attention to my health that did me in, but a build up of fluids that my heart just couldn’t keep up with. Since then, I’ve (slowly)…
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It will be no surprise I like books. If it is, perhaps we should sit down for a cup of something warm and caffeinated and talk about how we’ve parted ways so terribly. Growing up, of course, books were a thing of paper and cardboard, bound in glue or…
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For the record, the first draft of this post began back in November. The concept was simple – a quick post to reel off my writing accomplishments from the last year, where I thought I was going to be going with it next year, etc. As it turns out, not…
For the record, the first draft of this post began back in November. The concept was simple – a quick post to reel off my writing accomplishments from the last year, where I thought I was goi…
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My new +System76 laptop arrived, finally got it out of the box today. I may have bitten off more than I was ready for - going from an 11 inch mac air to a 15inch oryx is....daunting.
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As mentioned yesterday after an exhausting 4k writing session1, I finished the first draft of my #nanowrimo novel with three words to spare, 2 days early, and after missing 4 days this month because of, well, life. 50k will not be the length of the final…
As mentioned yesterday after an exhausting 4k writing session1, I finished the first draft of my #nanowrimo novel with three words to spare, 2 days early, and after missing 4 days this month becaus…
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Today I met with the nephrologist for the first time. All in all, the experience was not as terrifying as I had built it up in my head. Then again, it was only the first visit. What I did learn was that we’re going to spend the next three months…
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Enough bad apple news lately, on to something more cheery. If you read “The Pearl Crescent” and are free to read a follow up story, ping me the usual ways. If you didn’t read either, but are desperately bored for short story sword and sorcery fantasy,…
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Thanks :) I despite two posts in the last month or so, I don't often get new additions (I need to wade through the collection I have before I can seriously consider expanding it), but bonus treasures are always welcome :)
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Browsing the other day, I found myself on an article over at http://danluu.com/. What struck me the most wasn’t what Dan had to say (or at least, that’s not all that struck me), but how bare bones the site was. No images, no complicated css, just text and…
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No offense taken. ;-) It's very Zen. 
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Something nice came in by post today
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Hah! My early British stamps are a mess (and not even for a good reason), going straight from Scott's # 1,3,4 to 80. These were a welcome addition to filling that gap.

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    Sr. Web Operations Guy, 2014 - present
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    Sr. Monkey in charge of temporal portals, soft serve, and servers, 2009 - 2014
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Fredericksburg, Va - Fredericksburg, Va - Junction City, Kansas - Romulus, NY - West, Tx - Vicenza, Italy - Riva San Vitale, Switzerland - Nuremburg, Germany
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