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I cropped the monitor out. There are eight people in a Teams meeting with THEIR CAMERAS ACTUALLY ON. Not to mention the working file on the main screen. That's just not the sort of thing we want to put out... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Alecto's Ophelia
Thank you :) It's the right thing to do; just now. Stepping back, breathing, and letting the noise be noise elsewhere. Right now, my pharma company in Cambridge is a damn fine place for me. It's been 3 weeks now and I don't really count the first because it was kickoff and workshop week. But I understand now how they got those vaccines out so fast and I feel pretty good about how they got there.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Life Choices and Consequences at Alecto's Ophelia
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These days I'm haunted by my choices. The job is good. I work from 8-5:30 with a couple of outside breaks between, but as soon as supper is over and the dishes done, I'm back outside on the garden steps... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2022 at Alecto's Ophelia
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It's taken a long time to understand that the root of my, um, the root of the things I find most uncomfortable in my life, is a perceived lack of choice. It's hard to pinpoint when actual lack of choice... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2022 at Alecto's Ophelia
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If you don't want to read the room, leave the room. Close the door(s) behind you and walk out of the building. That's all it takes. Whatever follows you out of the room is another thing entirely. If what's in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2022 at Alecto's Ophelia
Yup. Me too. My stuff is contained in a packed 5x7 storage unit, a 12x12 bedroom that also serves as an office, and the corner of the workroom I've turned into a sewing space. Mike still holds what remains of the family furniture, a gazillion sets of china NO ONE is ever going to want and a ton of smaller family things from my mother. He's got my rocking chair also and I hope he's using it now and then.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2022 on All the Pieces Parts at Alecto's Ophelia
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Somewhere in an attic and/or storage facility that is not mine live three extra-large bins of Lego parts that represent the sum total of my boy's formative years. At one time each piece belonged to a set; some small, some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2022 at Alecto's Ophelia
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I sit on the steps at the garden door and discuss the state of the universe with the mountains as many times a day as are required to keep my head from popping off and rolling into the cabbage patch.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2022 at Alecto's Ophelia
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I can't help but wonder, based on the above image, if Jesus is ready to throw in the towel and return to the desert. Is that facepalm an indication of disbelief or surrender? The cacophony of prayers got old a... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2022 at Alecto's Ophelia
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A Very Nice Parable We drove the yellow-green Rambler from Michigan to Connecticut. She told us to watch the trees. We’d know we were in New England when the trees changed color and they did. As far as I know,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2022 at Alecto's Ophelia
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I had 12 hours to kill in 1992 between check-out and the flight from Phoenix to New York. I decided to drive to the Grand Canyon. I stood on Mather's Point and cried. First, I felt insubstantial, insignificant, and lost... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2022 at Alecto's Ophelia
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Forty-nine months and a couple of days. THAT is how long it took to finish my daughter's memory quilt. The one for her wedding which was just about four years ago. Blood, sweat, and tears. I carried my heart, the... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2022 at Alecto's Ophelia
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Welcome to Phoenix We're going to Phoenix. Why? User conference. Where's Phoenix? Did you fail geography? I was sick that day. Can you read a map? A what? * But it's a dry heat. Not so bad as you'd think.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2022 at Alecto's Ophelia
I definitely got it wrong because now I'm not finding it :D I pulled an address off the web and must have transposed something. I *thought* Toys R US closed all brick and mortar locations and didn't expect anything at all. I also failed to note that the address is Scottsdale which is funny as hell (to me) because I spent so much time there in the early 90s - I agree, Scottsdale folks aren't likely to be wrangling their own carts which is even funnier (to me). And there's another data point! Late summer, 1992, I went to work for a company called Mountain States Software that produced agent/carrier software for the independent insurance market. I wish like hell I could remember the address (maybe it will come to me). In any event, a company called Delphi acquired MSS in 1994 (roughly) and a company called Sapiens acquired Delphi in July of 2020 - based on some very loose interwebs investigation. All of this is fodder for some VERY funny stories about me loose and bored out of my mind in the city. There was a hotel/motel/long term suite sort of thing used mostly by Mayo clinic family members and I wish I could remember that one too because some damn wild shit went down on that location. Truthfully, while I don't miss the coast to coast commute, I do miss AZ.
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2022 on But wait! at Alecto's Ophelia
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What do you want? What? What do you want? I don't want my eyes to bleed. What? What does that even mean? It means I don't want a job that makes my eyes bleed. Fair enough. Are you open to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2022 at Alecto's Ophelia
The world's a lot smaller than it looks on a map :) I sure hope this link works. Five lines at 11 PM on a Saturday night. Montpelier, population <8,000 https://fb.watch/cxpkCiMIa1/ (that's the only video I've seen but there have got to be others)
Toggle Commented Apr 21, 2022 on Wait for me at Alecto's Ophelia
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I've been stalking their site since I got here and for the most part it looked like they'd rolled up that fine, fine floor and made out for the territories. Not coming back. COVID killed the radio star and the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2022 at Alecto's Ophelia
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It's a free-for-all out there. Addison County drivers navigate with impunity; I recognize the shape of my vehicle but not the color, make, model, or the state of my plates. I believe I could drive through the Walgreen doors, plow... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2022 at Alecto's Ophelia
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I dislike generational boxes. Hard stop. I was born in 1964 and entered the public school system in 1969. I had no concept of Vietnam and less of WWII. I don't remember a time before outside the home childcare and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2022 at Alecto's Ophelia
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It's 2 am and I'm an hour late. I know one of them will be waiting at the top of the stairs and it's crapshoot. My mother will be in the recliner with a book or my father will be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2022 at Alecto's Ophelia