I don’t generally speak of any ailments/injuries I might be experiencing and this post is not intended to be any different.  Rather, it is measured to speak of the experience of an ailment/injury within a framework.

And I am the …

With el Dia de los Muertos soon here, a thought experiment:
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I am imagining myself at a dinner party in the afterlife- a chance to reflect upon a life lived. Also present are all of the other versions of

With the official ending of summer soon here, a reflection on some of the layers which punctuated it for me.

Mornings.  Mornings played a big role. Sometimes to check if the world was still spinning and most often simply to …

Harper’s Magazine, September 1996:
> From an interview with Kurt Vonnegut in the November 1995 issue of Inc. Technology. Vonnegut was asked to discuss his feelings about living in an increasingly computerized world.

>> I work at home, and if …

One of today’s “on this day” is a submission to the Ontario Poetry Society for 2 separate contests. A few snippets are here.

The process as a whole was … impersonal. I sent hand-addressed envelops with hand-written openings and …

Our herd is quite small here on the farm, but it still offers opportunity for observation and subsequent introspection.

Specifically, how the male and female members of each species interact with each other is quite fascinating. On the surface one …


It would seem that we live in a world of information overload. I’ll call it: white noise.

To deal with this white noise, we employ – either deliberately or unknowingly – filters to sift through the unending shards of ones …

Earlier this month, the University of Alberta (U of A) announced that it was bestowing an honorary degree upon David Suzuki. He who has always been the face of nature – at least here in Canada – and it, the …