I’ve actually been thinking of myself as 38 for over a year now. For some reason, I got it into my head last year that I was coming up on my 38th birthday and never quite shook the thought. So yes, when I stopped to think about it, I did catch myself and think “yeah, […]


It’s been a long time since I posted. In some ways, it’s been a long time since I did anything.

I had actually started driving a cab just under 3 weeks before I posted last time. I enjoyed it, was told by the owner of the company that I was fairly good at it… but.


New Year Randomness

I learned how to use masks in PhotoPlus X4. Go me. Might play around with those a bit more. Things I would like to get this year include PhotoPlus X6. I’d like to keep up with the upgrades on that, but X4 works for me for now.

I think I need to start taking walks. […]


I’m stagnating. I feel like I’m drying up. It’s probably a temporary thing, but it’s there right now.

Now, in general, I understand my limitations. I’m not good at new. I’m good at modifying, at tweaking. I like to play with things. And I’m perfectionistic. So continuous tweaking. I’m also good at enjoying what others […]

On Depression

I’m not always interested in reading about others’ struggles with depression. I do, however, know I need to read them.

Claiming some sort of mental health problem seems to be kind of an “in” thing. Anything from something on the autistic spectrum to bi-polar or whatever. Of course, my own prejudices color this, because I […]

A look back and addition

I looked back at previous entries and noticed the one on Houses. We actually bought out of our lease as part of buying a house. I got every single thing in my deal-breakers list, and all but the fireplace and wet bar on the “I’d Like” list. Basically. In exchange for a separate/extra family room […]

Three languages? Trilingual. Two? Bilingual. One? American.

There’s an old joke that asks what someone who can speak x number of languages is called, and goes through (depending on how pedantic the teller is) the various prefixes down through bilingual for someone who speaks two languages. The final question is, of course, what one would call someone who can only speak a […]