Creature comforts. Usually I find mine in warm, fuzzy blankets, or clean, soft bath towels, or a well-made meal, or the corner of my sofa, or a warm muffler on a drafty day. This time I found it in a pair of shoes I never meant to pack, let alone wear. I have a friend […]
Wordless Wednesday Alice
This is a response to the comments on my Wordless Wednesday post showing a part of Håkonshallen, especially Alice’s thoughts that it looks like a prison. Nothing could be further from the truth so I thought I’d give you a whole post about that. First, the pronounciation of Håkonshallen (the hall of Håkon): That funny […]
This is a test for my friend Alice, for whom Blogger is not working. You may ignore this post completely, but if you’ve read this far, you haven’t so ignore what I said.
I have a bookmark that reads, “You are never lonely with a book.” Books have been my allies for as long as I can remember. Getting immersed in a story that takes double-digit chapters to resolve or following someone’s theory or life over hundreds of pages adds a break from life like nothing else. And […]
Wordless Wednesday Later, that same night:
So over at Chez Alice’s, Alice herself posted about the dearth of postings on her blog. Specifically, postings that feature writing, rather than photography. I recognize and sympathize with Alice’s sense of lack since my own blog has the same dearth. The amount of time has not changed. The interest in the world around me […]
Well, sort of. I wasn’t actually there. But on the top of Mauna Kea is where Tom works and where he takes so many of his gorgeous pictures of the sunset. I have now learned that he has been goofing off (according to the gentleman on this video) when doing that. He should have been […]
This brilliant film is making the rounds. I found mine over at A Pacific View. Here’s the comment I left there after seeing this video: Absolutely stunning video! Finally one that clearly gave me an idea of scale. Especially going back home. If any aliens are visiting us, it must be purely by accident, because […]
A friend of mine has an excellent summary of what’s really wrong with society, the economy, etc.: People. No, there’s nothing wrong with people. The problem is that we aren’t taking care of people. The Starving Economist: People–A Liability?!
After Protege turned me on to Anggun via the hauntingly beautiful “Snow on the Sahara”, I decided it was time for payback. Oddly, both Protege and I felt lost during the 90’s musically, but there were gems then, too. “All I Need” (from Air’s album “Moon Safari”) is from the same year as Anggun’s song […]
My friend Alice has gone on a rant about her experiences with health care in her neck of the woods (and her desire for socialized medicine that we living in other countries enjoy). The same day she ranted, I had been to see my doctor. Here is my comment on Alice’s blog about that: Contrast […]
I have participated in NicoleB’s scavenger hunt. My finds can be seen here. Whee!
I feel tagged by Protege. The rules of this photo tag are: Post the 4th picture in your 4th folder and explain it, plus tag 4 people to do the same. My definition of “4th folder” had me opening up CD art, specifically the cover to Alan Parsons Project’s “Pyramid”. The funny thing about boys […]
With a nod to Protege, who did this first: Your Word is “Why” You see life as complicated and intriguing. The only thing you know for sure is that you haven’t figured it all out yet. You question everything and believe very little. And whatever you believe is likely to change. You are interested in […]
Sometimes shit happens with the best outcomes. I have yet to see how well, but it’s looking good so far. The friends I usually spend Christmas with I won’t be spending Christmas with this year. That means I’ll be alone for Christmas. That’s not a bad thing. I’ve done it before. So, after the initial […]
Ah, yes, the world of belly-button lint and pure trivia, coming together in graceful order for embarrassing reveals on a blog near you. Here we go: The most difficult part of this meme is, that you can only answer the questions with a single word. (And considering that I grew up in more than one […]
“It is the little things in life that comfort us, because it is the little things in life that bother us.” —Pascal  After a couple of summers of not bothering with flowers on my balcony, I felt inspired this year and bought pansies, which are not only a favorite flower, but also a flower […]