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Falling for Ambitions

Falling for Ambitions

It’s finally fall, which, for the summer of 2018, is a welcome relief in Austin.  This fall marks my tenth year of NaNoWriMo and my 40-something’th year of not sharing my writing with the world.  It also marks my optimistic descent into being a bit of […]

Water Tower

Water Tower

Animal agriculture is incredibly ineffficient, cruel and unnecessary. Vast amounts of water, energy, and food are wasted to convert nutritious plant based calories to animal based calories. But even if it were somehow more efficient, it would still be morally reprehensible and barbaric. Here’s a […]

Pawn Promotion

Pawn Promotion

Pawn Promotion
Award Winning Photography by Jason Dunn.

Based on a short story by Lloyd Thompson.  
The pawn turns into a cocoon. And then “SPLRRRRRRRFFFFKKKKKKQQQQQ!”  That’s the sound of a cocoon busting open and oozing cocoon sauce everywhere.

Alphabetized

Alphabetized

That feeling when you finally understand that the compostable flatware in the cafe is alphabetized left to right: Forks, Knives, Spoons. Art: Steel Valley by mthenelson

Caught and Sang the Sun in Flight

Caught and Sang the Sun in Flight

Before bed, I love to play chess on my phone. I will lay there fifteen or thirty minutes, playing Bullet (60 second) games with strangers. It’s fun, but it doesn’t put anything out there into the world for other people to enjoy. So maybe I […]

Boredom is Good For Kids

Boredom is Good For Kids

Boredom, in reasonable doses, a couple hours at a time, is good for kids.  Let’s keep the tablets at less than 10% of the time in a car.

You’ll miss the creek if your head is in a tablet for fifteen seconds.
Moments

Moments

Pictured here is my daughter enjoying the company of some ducks.  I can’t even write the words “the innocence of youth” without tears welling up in my eyes.  I hope she can always take time to enjoy ducks.

Old Baldy

Old Baldy

I have camped in some beautiful places, and Garner State Park is one of the best.  The Frio River is calm, clear and relatively warm.  

The Intangible Numinous

The Intangible Numinous

Suggestion from Jason: Listen to this song while reading the blog, and take a moment to enjoy the picture while the song plays.

Testing Image as Post

Testing Image as Post

Here are some words.  They’re part of this blog post.  What do they say?  Not much.  They are just words on your computer screen.  By now you should be opening a tab to Facebook, instead of this page.