Category: Personal

I promised my wife that while she was away this weekend that I’d have her car looked at. The brakes have been squeaking. This week was busy with the usual stuff, so I waited to do it until this weekend. The place that we get our cars repaired is Tuffy Auto Center. Tuffy is located pretty conveniently, when you’re driving. Well, I had made up my mind early this week that I would drop the car there on Saturday morning…

Pondering – Olympus 35 LC Ilford HP5 – Rodinal 1:50 Of course this photo has absolutely nothing to do with what I’m talking about, but I like the shot, so I posted it. I took it while on the way to work. I saw this guy staring in the window. I lifted the camera, took the photo, and never broke stride. He didn’t have clue that I snapped a picture. Score one for the quiet rangefinder, though in truth, it’s…

As I lay on my back, staring at the ceiling, gulping air, eagerly awaiting my next breath, feeling my heart beat in my chest, watching the dust motes float through the air, inhaling a few hundred of them, I thought: Geez! This is only 20 minutes into the warm up!!! The floor feels good. Cool. Firm. Not moving. May the nausea continue to stay a bat. Breathe! Breathe! Certainly, I did not feel alone. All across the room, giant lung-fulls…

Well, as you know, I try a number of things. Why not, life is short. So, now I need to find another guitar teacher in due course. I want/need something physical, though. I don’t remember when I first saw Tai Chi, but when I saw it, I thought that it might be for me. It looked peaceful. On Tuesday, I visited The Peaceful Dragon in Charlotte, NC. I had looked at it just before I went to Charleston. While I…

If you’ve ever looked at the insert on an album or perhaps the acknowledgements in a book, you’ll see that the artists always thank a multitude of people. I’d always taken that for granted … sure, there were people in the background. Today, Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 is my last day with SAIC. As I go to close this chapter of the book that is my life, I want to say thanks to a lot of people who I’ve met…

Though I did not brave the icy streets in my car, like my friend Earl did on his Winter Tour; I don’t have a four-wheel drive. I did go for a walk this morning with Hobbs, of course. The temperature was about 15° F, but the sun was shining brightly. I did have fun watching Hobbs slip and slide on the ice. I saw him take several nose-first dives to the ice. He’s short, so not to far to go…

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