Create. With Variations.

Category: Philosophy

  • Offline


    An upset with my Internet provider led to a fracas this week. In the textured absence of Reddit and Miss Manners, I got a lot done. I am well-acquainted with the magic of the dark status lights on my modem- its how I make my daily writing targets. But to have it off during “my […]

  • An Attitude of Gratitude

    My reason for this post is thinking about the phrase, “I have an attitude of gratitude.” It’s a good reminder; a reset that comes from 12-step programs. This year, I’m grateful to have the company of the Smöl Meow, a seven year old Calico cat-person, who came to live with me two and a half […]

  • Chickenman


    I touched on “Chickenman” creator Dick Orkin in my last post but I want to say a bit more about the character, and him. As I tell in my memoir Drinking the Waters at the Shores of Hell, Chickenman came on Kodiak’s sole radio station, AFRN – exactly at 0845, ten minutes after I should […]

  • Unkindness,meet Unkindness-Yea or Nay?

    Unkindness,meet Unkindness-Yea or Nay?

    Phew, right? Who can say they’ve got basic interactions down pat, 100%. I even think of horses and other animals who’ll lie in wait for a weak moment, just because they can. But moral leaders of every stripe urge the thinker to choose “better” behavior. There’s “Turn the other cheek” and “Spiritual growth.” “Be the […]