November 18, 2017 (Saturday)

November 17, 2018

Too many evenings spent on the couch vegging out, not going out. Why is that? Years ago, I used to work in the evenings, but now, after getting through another hamster-wheel day, it just doesn’t feel right. Relaxing on the couch in the evenings seems like a perfectly reasonable thing to do instead. Maybe it’s […]

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November 17, 2017 (Friday)

November 16, 2018

This morning’s sky, difficult to describe, featured a most dramatic sunrise. Writing that word – sunrise – just reminded me of F.’s father, R., who died suddenly earlier this month. R. and F.’s mother, M., had this “family business model” (I’m being sarcastic) which involved getting up at 3a.m. every day, Monday through Sunday, to […]

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November 16, 2017 (Thursday)

November 15, 2018

Why did I just want to write “2015” instead of 2017? I think it’s because my brain hadn’t fully caught up with my decision that today is the 16th and not the 15th. It is the 16th, but somehow I’m having trouble seeing the calendar dates leap forward as they do. Soon enough, one part […]

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November 15, 2017 (Wednesday)

November 14, 2018

A perfect sunrise; the ides of November. Another day; heading into the month’s second half. What does geological and cosmological “time” care about our seasons, our months? Short answer: it doesn’t. Longer answer might be a question: why do we need to parse time the way we do? Into years? Months? Weeks, days, …hours? What […]

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November 14, 2017 (Tuesday)

November 13, 2018

Last night I went to my second meeting of the “Jungian Study Group,” and I almost vowed never to return ever again. I felt I was losing IQ points as I sat and listened to our facilitator drone on in the most clichéd and banal ways. Additionally, besides me and the facilitator, the group now […]

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November 13, 2017 (Monday)

November 12, 2018

Not wearing my reading glass is causing more dis-focus than usual this morning. My right eye, through which I can see distance reasonably well (if not 20/20, then fairly close), but which therefore has succumbed to age-related presbyopia (farsightedness which leaves the up-close indistinct), wants to be dominant. It – or rather my brain – […]

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November 12, 2017 (Sunday)

November 11, 2018

Came across a somewhat terrifying article in “Peak Prosperity” (a blog? an online magazine?), tweeted out by @caitoz (Caitlin Johnstone), about the major power shifts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and its turn to China. About how we could see a disastrous economic situation (by we, I mean us, here in the US […]

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November 11, 2017 (Saturday)

November 10, 2018

The long weekend continues – now into a blisteringly cold morning (23ºF). Sunny, clear, and crisp to the point of shattering on contact with it. I’m inside, my central heating is on, and, since I’m in the sunroom, I even feel broiled. The rest of the house feels vaguely cool, though. I dug around a […]

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November 10, 2017 (Friday)

November 9, 2018

So, we’re all at home now. Is that a true statement? W. and I are here, in B., in our house. But is that “all” of us? And is this “home”? Can you go home (again)? During meditation, I asked myself, “Where should your body be?” I woke up this morning not feeling quite right […]

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November 9, 2017 (Thursday)

November 8, 2018

This morning we pack up here and drive back to B. Winteresque temperatures have arrived, and I turned off the heat at home before we left. As we don’t have an app-controlled thermostat, I won’t be able to turn the heat on remotely – which means the house will be cold as a witch’s tit […]

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