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It doesn't hurt and that's a bit of a problem because if it doesn't hurt, itch, irritate, or otherwise constantly remind me of its presence I don't know it's there. From the moment they took the tubes out, I lost... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2023 at Alecto's Ophelia
Thank you. My take. 1. not sure what you mean but that's ok 2. damn straight. 3. I'm not sure what you mean by setting a good example and that's probably the point. I'm not the example unless you decide I am. And THAT is on you. My responsibility ends with me.
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Stop. All those things you're thinking right now, give them a minute. Let them gather, let them cluster at the gate. Look them in the eye, say hello for what they are, but mostly, oh please, mostly, own them, for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2023 at Alecto's Ophelia
Indeed! I'm glad I was there too. My brother wears a camera and we are painfully aware that the only thing it's good for is to chase the bastards down (should he be left on the road).
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2023 on No. 159 at Alecto's Ophelia
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bp 132/96 pulse 116 altered no. 159 women's pro 1/2 gmsr stage 3 VT116 at Tyler Bridge Rd 09032023 10:32 am et... Hold that thought. I was late But there was a consolation prize to probably missing my brother slog... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2023 at Alecto's Ophelia
I'm thinking it might be wise to sacrifice Spare Cat to the coyote gods upon arrival...NO, HEATHER! BAD!!!
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2023 on Door Number Two... at Alecto's Ophelia
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1. we're gonna fix that 2. I'll bet it does 3. Yes, those are the ones. I wore them for another 10 years until they literally fell apart.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2023 on Door Number Two... at Alecto's Ophelia
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It's not what I expected. In 2017 I was acutely aware that I was working cheek to jowl with an entirely other generation. We had different ways of looking at things, but I didn't experience conflict. Mostly there were a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2023 at Alecto's Ophelia
On August 13, 2022 I published Door Number Two. You don't have to read (or reread it), but I needed to. Also, this won't carry much of a punch if you don't. Whatever, your choice. I set this particular post... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2023 at Alecto's Ophelia
She said: It feels like everyone is dying on me. I said: That's not true. And immediately regretted it. If she feels like everyone is dying on her, then that's the truth. At least her truth. I understand that. Some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2023 at Alecto's Ophelia
It's June 4. I haven't been out here in two months. Not dead. Still breathing. Eventually I'll feel like writing again. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2023 at Alecto's Ophelia
Me too. That boy has my heart. All of it. I sure am going to miss him when I go.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2023 on Oh, my heart... at Alecto's Ophelia
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A couple of months ago, the very shy 9-year old and his not quite as shy 7-year old cousin knocked on my back door. My back door is my office door behind which you're likely to find me anytime between... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2023 at Alecto's Ophelia
Stop, he said. Just stop. Stop what you're doing and come out here. Why? I'm not done. Really, stop now, come out here. It was probably close to 2am and no one was done. Because he is Ben, I eventually... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2023 at Alecto's Ophelia
Amazon free with commercials or $9.99 a season. I bought them all.
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2023 on In defense of Nancy Botwin at Alecto's Ophelia
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April 22, 1971: Walt Kelly suggested that the enemy was us. He was talking about the state of the planet, but aren't human rights part of that state? I've been down this rabbit hole before and it's almost always the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2023 at Alecto's Ophelia
Abso-fucking-lutely no more reading of anything by anyone and C.S. Lewis has performed the triple hat trick of literature. EVERYONE is offended. I was a secular child raised by an atheist and a lapsed Methodist of the midwestern variety which... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2023 at Alecto's Ophelia
On Sunday evening, April 13, 1980 I am in a car with my mother traveling from the drop zone to the bar where skydivers gather at the end of a jump day and I am exhausted. And probably no longer... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2023 at Alecto's Ophelia
I'm not much for looking back these days. If we've parted ways and I've processed what needs processing, I don't give the past much thought without good reason. Sometimes the door gets nailed shut because any sort of engagement is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2023 at Alecto's Ophelia
I'm watching my team slog through the final stages of data validation and user acceptance prior to a thrice delayed go live and I'm blasted by the noise. There's very little I can do for them other than track progress,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2023 at Alecto's Ophelia
Carlos Mario Ronaldo - Clan Kilmouski He's an old school cat and I didn't name him and he didn't really have a name, except maybe Fat Tail. Which is not true but I get the point. He might reasonably be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2023 at Alecto's Ophelia
I can find solace in his three days (maybe) of a relatively pain free existence. I am most grateful for the trust in the end. I think if you can get to trust when it's been so awful, then something has gone very right. There's a new boy and I'm afraid to post him. Afraid he'll suddenly drop dead (he's as healthy as a five month old kitten ought to be) for no apparent reason.
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2023 on Thank you for your trust at Alecto's Ophelia
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It was funny on Friday morning. I mean REALLY funny, right up until it wasn't. He wobbled, he lurched, he fell over, and he got up again. He landed cone side down, muscled himself upright, and picked up his dignity.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2023 at Alecto's Ophelia
Pete's been eating again. During the day he samples small craft batches of chunky cat broth. We've finally agreed on a meal delivery system that works for both of us; I slide two tablespoons of bespoke-goo into his cave, he... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2023 at Alecto's Ophelia
It's one pair of many and might be the rest are rotting in a landfill. We don't keep everything, right? I keep everything, or at least if feels that way. Stuff accumulates, but why? I can explain this pair. They're... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2023 at Alecto's Ophelia