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The Special

They live a block apart, just down the street from the other but they hadn’t spoken to each other in years. For four decades, to be exact. 3,410 more words

Friends with benefits -- yay or yuck?

One positive feature of aging is the long-range perspective that it offers. You can see the birth of good ideas, and then watch their fate as society grabs it. 1,839 more words


Cannibal Worms in Adrenaline Central

26 Feb-1 Mar 2015. We are standing in near total darkness on a metal platform inside a cave inside a mountain. A huge volume of water is thundering and roaring below us. 918 more words


The Big Move

Alright. We’re here. We made it through two home inspections generating arm’s-length long repair lists; 19 ½ year old termite inspectors who wouldn’t know a termite from a few pieces of Arborio rice; a pool repair tech who collected the $75 service fee and then left to get more parts but never returned; an agent who’s perfected his imitation of Tony Robbins (motivational speaker who’s teaches methods for success (manipulating others) like the “controlling state” and “neuro-associative conditioning”, whatever those are); and a title officer who dragged her feet for three weeks and then blamed the lender for the delay which in turn made the lender really mad and delayed the close of our house and forced us to load a truck with most of our stuff and send it to the warehouse for the night while we slept on mattresses in the master bedroom because the huge empty house was spooky and the four of us felt better sleeping together in the same room because the room didn’t echo as much like that. 840 more words

Spiritual Formation

Meeting Max and Rose | When You Leave, You Become Lore

When You Leave, You Become Lore is not the first song I ever wrote. But it’s a song I wrote before writing songs was a thing I did and the sort of thing I stumbled upon with little intention and purpose. 1,886 more words


Sims 3 Legacy: The Next Generation (Reprise)

On Sunday I introduced the founder of my new Sims 3 Legacy family. This post continues her story and introduces her twin daughters.

Legacy Family… 1,551 more words

Mental Health

Someone Has Altered the Rules*

As I post this, today would have been Sally Ride’s 64th birthday. Along with her many accomplishments, one thing that’s always stood out for me about Ride is that she wasn’t bound by the cultural ‘rules’ of the time. 1,113 more words

Agatha Christie