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Got my first haircut in 100 years days!
Unpopular opinion: Kids don’t owe their parents anything for being born and raised.
I never signed any contract or entered into any aggreement whereby I would do X in return for being born and having life.
I wasn’t the Read more
Today you’d be nineteen. I bet you’d be around for it too, if it weren’t for cancer.
I miss you buddy. Go catch that tail.
It has been about a month now since we began our self-imposed quarantine/isolation initiatives. Life remains pretty much normal and routine. There are just no guest-dogs except on Fridays when Gus and Pumpkin come for daycare. No one is Read more
The great bleach crisis of 2020 is abated. For now.I broke quarantine to go fetch some and refresh my coffee supply. One of the more pleasant trips to Smart & Final I’ve ever had; given the lack of people Read more
While this is technically day 8 of our official self-quarantine/isolation initiative, life remains more or less as normal.
We’ve trained for this eventuality by avoiding people and working from home for as much of our lives as we could Read more
Damn. Definitely worth reading his resignation letter in its entirety.
The only constitutional freedoms ultimately recognized may soon be limited to those useful to wealthy, Republican, White, straight, Christian, and armed males— and the corporations they control. This Read more
When we lose a person it is not just who they were and what they represent that is lost to us, but all that was important to them as well. Those who lived on only in their memories are Read more
It was the best birthday, I think, since my 30th.
Lord Stryse – RadcliffeRoyal
Treated myself as a [medieval or something, I’m sure] King. Disconnected from daily life and got myself a suite with a Jacuzzi. Dreamt about it Read more
Tis the eve of my Birthday weekend and I’m not quite sure how this all worked out, but all my favorite doggos that I watch have booked this same weekend.
I realized I hang out with dogs more than Read more
I’d like for my nieces and nephews to grow up in a world not unlike that of the Federation, mid-24th century. One where they had the resources and opportunities to really reach their potential. (And to put that bar Read more
I dunno how I’d cope with this. Part of it really appeals to me, knowing it would break my heart in the process.
But the chance to see Leia again is a strong pull. Even if it was an Read more
I love America. I love it above all because I admire the raw vitality of its constitution. That constitution – bequeathed by British and French liberals – was intended to create a melting pot for global migrants as they Read more
I think the tl;dr is that this is exactly what Washington warned us would happen when his administration came to an end.
The trial was like watching a movie where the audience heard only the lines that they came Read more
The state of the union… is despair
Taxes are filed and it’s not even February!
Today I discovered that Icheb (Manu Intiraymi) has started following me on Twitter. That brings my tally of Borg who have acknowledged me on social media to two. Assimilation may be imminent.
As I have sat here reviewing old posts, cleaning up categories and giving this site some overdue TLC I have the following observations.
I started this blog just before 9/11. That was also the time when I started joining Read more
It’s amusing to me that they don’t really know why it took so much longer to bake in space. We learn so much when we’re surprised. https://www.newser.com/story/286030/baking-cookies-in-space-takes-surprisingly-long-time.html
I don’t know why they would send it or why it would have to come today but this email from my vet about this condition that I think is what killed my little Leia.
The anniversary of her death Read more
I wasn’t the product of rape, so BOTH parents made a decision that resulted in my conception. It’s on them, not me, and I’m not gonna accept perpetual indenture to to them for something I wasn’t consulted on in advance.
At best, my dad owes my mom for carrying his baby to term. I’m the consequence of their actions.
Just somewhat triggered by Mothers’ Day ads today. Don’t mind me.
When we lose a person it is not just who they were and what they represent that is lost to us, but all that was important to them as well. Those who lived on only in their memories are also lost.
I think that makes me saddest. That when I am gone, the memories of the beautiful souls, whom no one else lives to remember or aspects of which are known only to me, shall also cease and it will mark the true death of them.
But as I live, so they were and so they mattered. May I live well beyond my years.
I’d like for my nieces and nephews to grow up in a world not unlike that of the Federation, mid-24th century. One where they had the resources and opportunities to really reach their potential. (And to put that bar much higher than anyone did me, because I do think things would have gone further had society made those investments back in my time.)
It saddens me their family works in opposition to this; largely blindly and unawares.
But the chance to see Leia again is a strong pull. Even if it was an algorithm.
I have such a hard time remembering her as she was (not just some still-image half-remembrance of a photo).
I love America. I love it above all because I admire the raw vitality of its constitution. That constitution – bequeathed by British and French liberals – was intended to create a melting pot for global migrants as they colonised their way across America. Hardly changed since the 18th century, it remains archaic, ramshackle and flawed. But it works. It keeps the melting pot stirred, and above all it sustains an internally stable nation. Compare it with Britain’s de facto constitution, which is so overcentralised it may soon lose its entire Celtic fringe.
It wasn’t the US Senate that saved Trump – it was the founding fathers