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Aural Carnage

I read somewhere that men with earrings make better husbands; they’re experienced in buying jewelry and they can put up with some pain. I don’t know about all that, but I did get 2 more piercings last night in some unnamed portion of my ear. It has been a long…Continue Reading

The Fall of Summer

Summer has officially ended and Fall begins today (roughly). I’ve noticed some change in the leaves, but I couldn’t be certain it wasn’t just the dry climate as of late. As it turns out, it was just timely preparation for the end of the growing season. Enter my favorite season…Continue Reading

Instincts are Stupid

This time of year, something gets into my nose and starts a terrible chain reaction resulting in clear muccous draining from my nose without warning. All this, because of my body’s over-reaction to a foreign substance on a tissue membrane. It’s a histamine reaction and it’s stupid. Just as there…Continue Reading

I’ve Always Wanted to be…a Lumberjack!

My mom arrived home today after spending most of the week in Sedona, AZ for a medical conference. She does these conferences when there’s an opportunity, and it’s required to maintain her accreditations. This particular conference was on alternative medicines. She had expected there to be a lot of hooey,…Continue Reading

Amigos for Christ

I spent a good part of the afternoon at the Amigos for Christ event held annually in Duluth. Outback Steakhouse donated food for the event, as they apparently do every year. There was also some food being served up by a Nicaraguan family, though I had neither. It was pretty…Continue Reading

It Always Makes Sense to Me

Others can attest to this, but when I become drunk with sleep, I talk gibberish. I’m sure many people do this, but my gibberish is unique in that it always makes total sense to me just as I formulate the idea and up until the moment the words form in…Continue Reading

9 Years Down, 51 to Go

Really old people celebrating a really long time together get diamonds, if I’m not mistaken. There’s some contest between the traditional and modern gift order, but I’m guessing they’re both on par there. The 60th year anniversary gift is a diamond. I noticed that the traditional goes by a more…Continue Reading

“Best Photographer”

Amy (aka “Fox”) Gradin was voted “Best Photographer” this year at Dragon*Con. This is a most excellent reward for her hard work. We’re seeing more photography at the show now – more than in years past. She had some fear that her stuff was loosing its niche, but I think…Continue Reading