Got some wild-caught Atlantic Salmon. Normally I’d shop for least ecological impact – caught and processed in the USA – but I was shopping today for Christmas Eve gravlax and wanted the salmon as fatty as possible, so this salmon is from Scotland. Yes, I now live in Berkeley where you don’t even have to [...]
Item 1: Lovely if short visit with Dad to celebrate his 87th. While he was able to recall another couple of friends visiting, his cycle of telling the same story over and over again was down from his normal 30 – 60 minute cycle to 5 or so. Heard the same story half a dozen [...]
I’m disconnecting my Maryland Cell Phone and activating a new phone in Berkeley, CA.
If you don’t have a 510 area code number for me, please drop me a line (firstname.lastname@example.org works just fine) and let me know I’ve forgotten you. Apologies in advance!
My existing Google Voice number (443-977-4667) will likely eventually get me [...]
In starting to seriously come out of my shell, and in getting under way with having Mom live in the Mother-in-law cottage/cabin in the back of the property, challenging myself with owning and maintaining the main house alone, things keep changing, which is fine, and I keep having more maintenance to be responsible for, which [...]
I’ve been playing Minecraft now since Beta Pre-release 1.8.1 and now we’re at Release 1.3.2, so it’s been a while.
I thought that I should write a little about Mods and how to install and run them in Minecraft, for friends who may not be on the forum where I do most of my writing [...]
Life is getting less complicated. House is sold, financial entanglements with Hanne are mostly dealt with. Relationship with J is blossoming. I have a real bed, perhaps I am a Real Boy. Most of the time there is time for feelings. I have changed my address to Berkeley, CA. I am making intentional financial choices [...]
Soon I will get to breathe again. This post is based primarily on an e-mail I just sent Mom, with some of the more personal, private stuff edited out.
I’m getting a lot of unfriendings lately, and I know that part of that is normal and natural for a breakup. But I also know that it feels like the death of a thousand cuts, because in part I measure my worth by how valuable my friends are to me, how much I admire them [...]
Finally, and at the last minute, managed to have the long-delayed birthday dinner with Hanne from February.
When we split, when Hanne said she was leaving, moving to Massachusetts, as we negotiated the split (financial, property, what have you), I was inclined to be generous. When I spoke with mutual friends, I was still inclined to be generous, and like any dynamic system, I also had folks who vehemently disagreed. It’s hard [...]