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Hallowmas is ComingOctober 31, 2020
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Most obligatory post-shearing selfie ever!

Got my first haircut in 100 years days!

No Such Debt

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

Happy Birthday to my Dax

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.


COVID-19 Log Entry

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

COVID-19 Log Entry: Supplemental

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

COVID-19 Log Entry

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

Judge James Dannenberg writes John Roberts a letter resigning from the Supreme Court Bar.

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

What lives within

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

Birthday of Doggos

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

Resurrection Protocol

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

…and again

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

… It will all happen again.

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 filed!

Taxes are filed and it’s not even February!

Today I Discovered…

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.

#WeAreBorg #ResistanceIsFutile

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

Space Cookies

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.

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