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As time permits, in-depth musings on myriad subjects will be posted. Abbreviated adages will be announced via Twitter.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Depressed. Depression. Stressed. Distracted. Fraught. Rage. Fear. Sweat. Sleep. Sleeplessness. Insomnia. Prostrate. Strict. Shortness of breath. Scattered. Disjointed. Cannot unplug. Excess. Accelerated. Winding. Crash. Escape. Inevitable. Unsure. Uncertain. Confused. Alone. Overcrowded. Cornered. Needed.

Block Head

I have writer's block. 

Yup. That's about it.

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Prayers for Rain

Last night was a restless night for me.

Over dinner, which was consumed far later than usual, I felt the urge to write for the next round of the research paper due this weekend for my graduate course. Yet, by the time I could sit down in front of a computer, whatever inspiration my have been there had left the building; I didn't write Jack and just stared at the monitors for nearly two hours.

The next six saw me fall in and out of sleep. The feeling with which I awoke is the same as when rain is coming: It can be seen on the horizon. The atmospheric pressure weighs on you, yet the rain won't come. And all that is desired is for it to storm so hard, even Lear would be frightened.

According to Weather.com, that relief is to come around nine this morning. Whether or not inspiration will strike me, like the proverbial bolt from the blue, is not even on the radar. Keep your fingers crossed that it does. I really need to redeem myself after that atrocity I submitted for the first assignment.

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Getting (a) Fit

"The blackness of it was so extreme that it was almost impossible to tell how close you were standing to it."
- Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Some intermittent tweets & Facebook posts sparked more curiosity about what it was I will be driving that I thought I would post more, here, rather than limit it to contemporary social media.

Yesterday, Buckbeak, my 2004 Saturn LW300 "lifestyle support vehicle," was traded in to Gillman Honda towards the purchase of a 2012 Honda Fit. After sundry repairs and interminable "check engine" light, it was decided that we needed something more reliable, something that was a better fit, into the family life I share with Nicholle, Kai, and Marzipan. Naturally, the Fit was the perfect fit.

Prior to the purchase of Nicholle's car in 2010, we had looked at the Fit but opted for the superior fuel economy of the Insight; it was, after all, going to be her commuter car. However, for the limited driving needed by moi, the Fit proved to be ideal, as we weren't wanting to tackle any larger (second) car payments than necessary.

So, after three (yes, 3) hours at the dealership, haggling over finances, trade-in, and the like, I inked the deal on the Fit you see here. As of yet, it lacks a name, but feel free to leave a suggestion in the comments section below. And, if you find yourself in want of a new Honda, drop a line to Gillman (210/651-5533), and ask for Mark Wright. He'll do you right…and, hopefully, in less than three hours.

Enjoy the show, and thanks for reading.

full frontal

front angle

rear angle

car seat + people

car seat + stuff

more space for more stuff

the cabin

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