Category: Philosophy

  • Restraint


    2022’s Christmas Tree is six days old and as of this writing, the person most likely to re-decorate it – my kitty, Smöl – has not even gazed longingly at it. Smöl is using the chilly day to have her afternoon nap in the flannel sheets and blankets. Had I not seen her tail disappearing […]

  • 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 […]