I had lofty goals to come home and get all of my chores done and pack and take a nice hot bath with custom-made bath salts that a friend gave me ... and then I was delayed at work, and all that melted like so much Portland snow. I'm still packing! But in twenty-four hours I'll be... Continue Reading →

After a wearying week of winter weather, bouts of insomnia, and seasonal ennui, I found myself on this path near the end of my morning commute. I would like to say that I was 100% thrilled to be going to work this morning, but I was not. I was exhausted and irritated and overwhelmed and... Continue Reading →

Here's how my evening commute went today: 15:15: I decide to stick around past quitting time in order to avoid some of the traffic on snowy roads. This decision has the added benefit of helping out at work a little, too. 16:30: Quitting time comes and goes. Snow continues to fall. I remain unperturbed. 18:00:... Continue Reading →

The seasons are changing in Second Life! Here is a glimpse of my wee home all ready for the winter months. When I get irritated by the news -- which is often, these days -- I spend some downtime wandering through a virtual world. Not that virtual worlds are free of racism, sexism, homophobia, and... Continue Reading →

Today was a mess in Portland, downed power lines everywhere, huge branches from trees in the middle of the roads, and chunks of ice melting and dropping. The power was out from just past midnight until nearly sundown. Zen and I huddled together for warmth, when she could tolerate me. And the work party I... Continue Reading →

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