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True Places

“It is not down on any map; true places never are.”
– Herman Melville from Moby Dick

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One Hack of a Day

I spent yesterday in the company of amazing horses and people who love horses. Put the two together and it’s a sight to behold. Gracious hosts, gorgeous grounds and lovely Bay Area weather made it special. Read more…

But I Do Like Silence

Recently, I’ve made a few phone calls to a software support phone number for help nobody else could offer me. They alone held the keys to the progress I very much needed to make at those particular moments. Read more…

And Sing About It

The news of the day makes me pause to think about those children unfortunate to have been born into the wrong place. Throughout the world, young lives are stolen. Yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Thugs with weapons in charge out there. Politicians unable to get it right. Flags flying. Children dying.

Time to kill our children
and sing about it.
Let’s all kill our children
and sing about it.

- from December Skies by Michael Timmins

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That Cat Could Play

Sleep came hard Wednesday night. Too short, also. I climbed into bed on time, with the intention to get a full mid-week rest to help carry me through to the end of the workweek. But it did not happen that way. Read more…

July 10

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
– As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII
William Shakespeare

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Ram On at Year One

It’s on to year two with Ram On. Getting started was the hard part, no matter how trivial the reasons. Read more…

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Open Road

The DMV calls me in every five years to renew my driver license. It’s a routine event – eye test, check a few boxes, sign here and there, and swipe the credit card. This year, I did it twice. Read more…

2003 and All That

Wait a minute. What year is this?

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Slide Jeremy! Slide!

Oakland A’s fans have anticipated this weekend’s series against the Yankees. The Yankees are always a big draw on the road and this year is no exception, since it is the last time Derek Jeter will be on the field. Jeter is in his twentieth and final season in the pinstripes and baseball fans all around the country are showing their appreciation for the star shortstop. Read more…

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In Washington, 3 is Greater than 97

“…and the politicians are so feeble-minded and gutless that you can’t even hate them anymore.”
- from A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Grey and Hopeless

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A Small World with Tiny Oceans

“…a purse is but a rag unless you have something in it.”
– Herman Melville, from Moby Dick
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May 3

Years ago, very early the morning of May 3, my son and I met for the first time. A joyous moment of my life, that wondrous morning. My son continues to amaze. Read more…

We’ll All Wear Number 42

Bigotry runs deep and wide in our country. At least that’s the opinion of most Americans. Read more…

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