It's like family, only weirder…

The Smell of Victory

Success comes in many forms and in some cases the mark of success isn’t always apparent to others. Most recently, the bowels of our home were home to some number of rodents – big ones. I don’t know how many, though I hope the number was three. I first knew…Continue Reading

9 Years of Pain End Well

For more than 9 years now I’ve lived with less water pressure coming into my house than I can generate out of my own uretha. As a Christmas gift from Santa Clause, I recently found out about a pressure regulator valve near my water cut-off (city water) that was set…Continue Reading

The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei

The crazy Marathon Monks defy physiological science. Among their grueling regimen of double marathons a day, flip-flop runs around mountains, and sitting in front a blazing fire for days on end, they also manage to stay alive for a seven-and-a-half day water and food fast while sitting perfectly still and…Continue Reading

How to Kill a Kiln

This evening marked the time of the week in which I get together with some friends (sometimes strangers) and play hand drums. If we can put together an decent collection of people, we’ll call it a drum circle. It was getting cold out tonight, so we took the noise inside…Continue Reading

Lady in the Water

M. Night Shyamalan has created yet another masterpiece to add to his considerable titles so far. I know I’ve heard some poor reviews on the film, but I’m hear to tell you that M. Night fans will not be dissappointed. My wife and I decided he creates films that appeal…Continue Reading

Camels have Humps

Some days I plow through without the first drop of water until evening. Unless, of course, you count coffee as water – which you shouldn’t. Today was very nearly going to be one of those days. I can make it through a meal without drinking, but I think days like…Continue Reading

When is the Weekend only the Beginning?

Friday night I went out with family for Father’s Day – Amy’s sister was in town from Philly, so it was a special occasion. The two dad’s in the family were treated to dinner at Kiku’s, a fine Japanese hibachi place in Gainesville. I had been uncustomarily hungry throughout the…Continue Reading

Kibbles Wrap-Up

It was also after a rather unpleasant experience in the bathroom involving things like pine cones, sharp rocks, or possibly a complete toy train with working steam engine that I decided I should stop while I’m…er…still *going* as it were.

Stairway to Heaven

The family made a trip this afternoon up to Amicalola Falls near Ellijay for some much needed together time and natural communion. Balthazar loved the walk, which is probably 1/4 mile – maybe 1/2 at most to the falls’ base. However, a big part of that hike is 125 steps…Continue Reading

Kibble – Day 1

Isi and I started today with kibbles this morning at 8:30am, following a good workout to start the work-week out. The most obvious challenge at the moment is how to meter the food properly. 5-6 cups of dry dog food is quite a lot now that I’m ingesting it. It…Continue Reading