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    Blogging? Whazzat?

    Facebook and Twitter, especially, have kind of reduced the digital diaries some of us used to keep to soundbites and memes, even with Facebook’s ability to accommodate longer, blog-like posts. And this isn’t a bad thing. Sometimes… really often even, a meme can say something more succinctly than a dozen blog posts ever could.

    I’ve been horridly inconsistent about posting here for many reasons, including more or less forgetting this exists much of the time. But since I remember, and I have the motivation, here we go.

    I read a lot about Wil Wheaton and how he’s processing the […]

    Kindness matters

    I had to remind myself again that humans have a cellular-deep tendency to see every other human as varying levels of NPCs in their stories, and to expect them to act and react like an NPC would, i.e. predictably according to the role assigned to them.

    This is usually expressed as “everyone is the hero of their own story” or something similar.

    But I’ve come to a place in my life where the most important thing is being kind. Being kind, to me at least, means that every other person I meet really is a complete and complex person […]


    I think that week where I met my step goals and adulted all over the place was a week of mania in the bipolar sense. I don’t get those spates often, and they’re usually shorter. Being up up up is as exhausting as being blah, and in some cases makes the blah times seem even blah-er. I often wonder while I’m in those manic states if it’s the way things should be all the time, because I do get more exercise, I do feel better…

    But then, when I’m in what seems normal, where I do enjoy things but […]

    La Vie et Belle

    I have had an amazeballs week. I’ve made almost every single goal every day this week. My step goal (upped from 7500 to 8K), my distance goal of 3.25 miles (every day but yesterday I made it over 3½ miles!), my active minutes goal of 15 minutes as well as my weekly goal of 150 minutes. I only missed 1 hour of 12 two days.I feel pretty wonderful. Got a new comforter and made the bed after washing and drying the sheets.In some ways, I worry a little that I’m in a manic phase. I also wonder if this […]


    I could NOT get comfortable when I lay down to sleep, so I got up and faffed around on Facebook and Twitter a bit, and got to the point where I was just going back and forth between the two and not getting any new content, so I went to blogs, and I saw that I haven’t published anything on here in a heck of a minute, so I’m writing something.Star Trek: Picard is awesome. I’m sad that Number One was only in a single episode, but so very glad that Patrick Stewart insisted that his dog be a […]


    I’m working on my third straight week of meeting nearly all my goals. So far, I’ve missed a few hours here and there of getting the 250 recommended steps (to keep from being too sedentary), my 3.5-mile distance goal once (by .23 miles!), and my 30-minute daily active minutes goal once by 5 minutes, and another time by 1 minute. Though I’ve averaged out above 30 minutes a day because I’ll often get more (up to 54, woo!)

    I didn’t lose any weight this month (so far), but I am feeling better, and my resting heart rate is starting to […]


    So the Mongolian Death Plague has departed, at least mostly. By Saturday (Daddy’s 69th birthday, oy), I was pretty much over it… well I was “soooooo over it” the minute I got a tickle in my throat, but most symptoms were gone Saturday for the most part.

    Sunday, I went back to my activity levels. Since then, I’ve hit all my goals, save distance yesterday and 1 hour each of the 250 steps on Monday through yesterday. Got a good day in today, including a couple extra floors and a good walk with a happy Ronin. He gets downright stereotypically […]

    Mongolian Death Plague

    Since Friday, I have been sick. And when I do sick, I don’t do half-ass. I have no control over it, my immune system goes full tilt Don Quixote at windmills at the damned rhinovirus… or whatever happens to feel like trying to make a home in my upper respiratory tract. It starts with my throat feeling like someone shoved a red-hot steel wool ball down it. One of those used ones that’s all jagged edges.

    Concurrently, my sinuses fill up with crap to the point that it feels like I have half a ton of wet, slimy cotton in […]

    So, I’m 42 Now…

    So, I’m back on the wagon a little more firmly now. In the last couple of weeks since I posted, I’ve gotten at least 30 active minutes per day except for a 3 day stint surrounding my birthday (the 19th). Today, I took Ronin for a walk and tuckered him out. We’ll walk the tubby off of both of us! That helped me blow all of my goals (7,500 steps, 10 floors, 3.5 miles, 2,500 calories, 30 minutes) out of the water for today. I feel pretty awesome. I’m also back down to the weight I was in October. Here’s […]

    That Damned Wagon

    As I discussed with my therapist yesterday, getting back on the moving more wagon is harder than climbing aboard in the first place. Day two is going well so far. I actually got forty minutes in because my heart rate dropped below the zone before the thirtieth minute was done. So I went out and took a walk around the block.

    My brother and his wife have gone keto, as a lot of others I know have. I know myself well enough that I wouldn’t last five minutes, and if I did go and lost weight, the minute I backed […]