Life

Why do I have this blog? Rated PG

Life


These are also available under Thoughts Philosophic.

D.I.V.O.R.C.E. Thoughts and observations of two divorces. Rated PG
The Art of Fighting Without Fighting: I dislike fighting. Rated G
I am Catman: Loyal like a dog, but indpendant like a cat. Rated G
Another World: What would I be like if I wasn’t an introvert? Rated PG
My True Skin: I prefer to sleep clothed. Rated PG
Marriage in the Modern Age: Is traditional marriage still possible? Rated PG
It is a Thing You Would Not Understand: Is it valid to refuse to explain something? Rated PG
Unconditional Conditions: Unconditional love is a fiction. Rated G
Accepting Praise: Why do we brush off compliments? Rated G
It’s Show Time: The shy person might be the life of the party. Rated G
What is a Friend?: We call many different people “friends,” but what is a “friend?” Rated G
The Combination Lock: How do women work? RATED R – Sexual Concepts
The Death of a Dream: Dreams are missed, fail or die. But they are always replaced. Rated PG
The Eye is a Window Into the Soul, or Not.: All I see is an eye. Rated G

Family

Early Years


Emergency Exit: A long adventure. Rated R
The Scrimsham and the Nerd: One of the people that influenced my life. Rated G
Portrait of the Artist with a Nerd: Another person that has influenced me. Rated G
I Burned Down the Subdivision?: No, really, I didn’t. Rated G
The Human Shield: More high school fun. Rated PG
Myna Hello: Hoisted by my own petard. Rated PG – Language
Roar Mike Rohr: When death touches us. Rated G
Those friends thou hast . . .: Friends are as good as gold. Rated PG
Bowling With Woody: Some fun times bowling. Rated PG
Life Imitates Joke: Jokes come from somewhere. Rated PG
Pickled Pigs Feet: Some things just shouldn’t be. Rated PG

College Years


Scooter and the Gals: Women can be as nasty as guys. Rated PG
The Bonding: More than a high school girl friend. Rated PG
The Albino Skunk Groupie: A fun college experience. Rated R
Towing The Line With LTD: Another college / stagehand experience. Rated R

Adult Life


The Washcloth’s Volume: A bit about my first wife. Rated PG
Goulash, no Goolosh: More about my first ex. Rated G
The Shell Game: More of my first ex’s foolishness. Rated G
Innuendo Free-fall: It is fun to flirt, if you can recognize it. Rated R
Honored Back: How I got started in Martial Arts. Rated PG


Summaries of Posts in the Life category (also includes the Journal category):

Early Prep for August

This is our star as seen from my porch at 4:51pm on this day. The dark patches are because I waited until the afternoon to start my testing – pure laziness. They are a few tree branches that began to … Read More »

The Law of Conservation of Energy

At times, we have all been in a void, not knowing where to turn. We spend a great deal of time weighing options, trying to make a decision about which path to choose, or to make. These mental gyrations feel … Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving

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I Will Not Lose Her

When a cataclysmic storm rages between friends, we often look at the relationship itself. What went wrong? I did with her. I examined the relationship. I am sure she did as well. However, I think a deeper part of me … Read More »

Internet Truthiness

We have all heard it. “If it’s on the Internet it must be true”, one of those false positive memes. We know the opposite is the truth. The Internet and social media are rife with trolling, click-baiting, and teenage hijinks. … Read More »

Downship

While doing some spring-cleaning and organizing, I found this piece of artwork of mine, stored in an unusual place away from the rest of my artwork. I suppose I intended to hang it when I was moving into this place, … Read More »

A New Great Generation?

The first month of 2016 was defined by a dreary rain, with songbird after songbird, actor, and star falling. The sad truth is, while there has always been a drizzle, the rain will only grow more steady now. The bulk … Read More »

Why Everyone Likes “The Force Awakens” and the Negative Implications

I avoided my normal review of “The Force Awakens” for a few reasons. I did not want to release any spoilers. That is no longer a consideration. I also wanted to take time to figure out why everyone seems to … Read More »

Giving, Gifts, and Gratitude

In the short time since my Kickstarter ended, a few people have expressed the desire to give me some money to help in my quest to get my latest novel published. This has left me pleasantly surprised, but also in … Read More »

Bewildered Blues

I must confess I am bewildered, confused, and concerned. I feel like I have put in the work, and pressed most of the right buttons, but the results are so weak. The Kickstarter for my new novel has 21 days … Read More »

The Target

With eyes fixed on a specific target, the world fades away. Peripheral vision fails. Reason loses touch with reality. Only the target matters. One’s own failings go unobserved. Nothing matters but the target. Honor goes out the window. Respect evaporates. … Read More »

Have You Reached a Verdict?

As I begin to write this, I have just been released from my position as a juror in a Common Pleas case. With all the hoopla about presidential candidates, confederate flags, ISA spying, and police brutality, this chance to look … Read More »

Book Signing Eventful

On a Sphere's Edge in PaperbackI have just returned from my first official book-signing event. It was quite a thing. If you are thinking throngs of people, with lots of hubbub and noise, think again. It was a sedate and pleasant experience. Fiction Addiction is … Read More »

Many Thanks

Thanks to Indies UNITE! (Twitter @IndieOwnership) for putting me on their “Producers to Watch” list. And thanks to Arts/Society/Life (Twitter @TheArtsToday) for putting me on their “Art Style Society” list. I am very honored.Read More »

Slow and Steady, Uh Yup

It has taken months. Grueling months of very long, very late night work. I have finally finished all of the vocal recording and editing for my new novel, The Curmudgeon Code. The audio book vocal recording served a dual purpose. … Read More »

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