Posts contained in the “Modern Life” category:

Items from my life, and therefore, completely boring.

Journals, Part Two

Yeah, I’m still keeping up with the journal(s). It’s a nice way to end the day, and it’s a good way to keep track of certain things. (Or, at least it would be if I ever bothered to go back and look through them. And I’m still using up old notebooks. Good lord, I have no …read more…

A record of lies and deception

First, a couple of posts from your old pal, Wil Wheaton, that are actually true: When public health becomes a casualty of the right-wing culture war, innocent people will die What a Tragedy   And then, a great response to some who just says anti-tRumpers “just hate tRump”: A Trumper accused a Trump critic of …read more…


I started writing in a journal again a while back. I started doing this‒I don’t know, maybe 18 years ago, after reading Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones. (Good book, that. I wish I still had my copy.) Following her example, I just wrote everything down in a standard 70-page school notebook. They go on …read more…

Humor in the time of Corona Virus

Because it’s necessary to laugh every once in a while.

Living in Quarantine – A Source List

The only way to defeat this pandemic is to practice social distancing. And for a lot of us, that means sheltering in place. Here are some resources to help you through this time.

Living Free

A long time ago, when I was quite young and didn’t know any better (I had an optimistic feeling about other people; experience has shown me that’s probably not a good idea) I was a libertarian. I admit that the idea of limited government, or even no government, appealed to the very idealistic version of …read more…

Today is Saturday, February 15, 2020

It’s been a long week. To be honest, it’s been a long month, and it’s only half over. But it’s also been a long year already, and it’s only February. That does not bode well.  Le sigh. I have been watching too much Netflix. By the time I get home, I’m just too exhausted to …read more…

No-Shopping February

My recent move convinced me of two things:  Next time I move, pack well ahead of time and hire a moving company. It’ll save my back. I have too much stuff. I guess #2 makes me a real American, doesn’t it? Most days in January, I have left work and stopped off to do a …read more…

A Guide to Binging Star Trek: The Next Generation Season One

For a long time, I’ve wanted to write an episode-by-episode guide to every Star Trek series out there, with the exception of Discovery, because I haven’t seen that one yet. (And at this point, I don’t plan to, although that could change.) Then I read Max Temkin’s article on how to watch Star Trek: Deep Space Nine …read more…

today is Sunday, January 12, 2020

The first relaxing weekend in the new apartment…time for a long relaxing walk and time to think.

Instant Pot

This isn’t meant as an endorsement, but I bought an Instant Pot. 

Beans have ensued. Lots and lots of beans.

This means I will be posting a lot more recipes in 2020. Yay!

This video has been immensely useful:

Published on 22 December 2019 at 12:38 pm

America’s Gun Laws

They really are just like this…

My life…

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more accurate depiction of my life right now.