Category Archives: Ruminations

Whimsical and unspecified maunderings

Three French Islands

About twelve miles off Canada’s eastern shores (Newfoundland and Labrador) there are three islands that are still part of France. St Pierre, Miguelone and Langlade sit at the entrance to Fortune Bay. The islands are a French Territory. As you … Continue reading

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One-Card Tarot Pull; a Reading

I parked my car downtown one day about a week ago. When I came back to it I saw a playing card by the rear passenger wheel. It was face down. I picked it up. Well, I mean, of course … Continue reading

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Tapas Platter

I borrowed (cough:stole:cough) the idea of a “tapas platter” blog post from award winning writer Brian Fies. * I went into downtown Santa Rosa on Friday. For those of you not “in the know” about Sonoma County, a brewery on … Continue reading

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L16; The Camera of the Future is Not Quite Ready for Prime Time

I saw the Light camera L16 profiled on a local news show (it was invented in Silicon Valley after all). I was fascinated. Of course I knew it would be expensive, and of course I thought I wanted one. Wired’s … Continue reading

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Update: The Rule of Five, the Rule of Four

In mid-December I posted a column on my physical health and some possible changes. It was a different kind of post for me, since it’s the kind of thing I don’t usually talk about publicly. Anyway, I think it’s time … Continue reading

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The Trickster Gods Convention; 2017 in Review

It’s customary… at least I guess it’s customary… well, some people take the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve to review and reflect on the year that nearly past, and plan for the one that’s coming up. Oi. … Continue reading

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2017: The Books We Got for Christmas

Here’s my report on Christmas, 2017, and the books we got. Spouse: Two Kinds of Truth, the latest Michael Connelly mystery. This is a Harry Bosch book, not a Mickey Haller, so I think it’ll satisfy. Since We Fell, by … Continue reading

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The Rule of Five, The Rule of Four

My doctor and I recently discovered that I had very high blood pressure. That’s putting it politely. To put it accurately, my blood pressure was in “holy shit” territory. PSAs and ad campaigns talk about hypertension as “the silent killer” … Continue reading

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Things I’m Thankful For, 2017

2017 hasn’t been a great year in many ways. That makes it even more important that I take a few minutes to reflect on things I am thankful for. I’m thankful for all the first responders who came to northern … Continue reading

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Cash on the Barrelhead? Maybe Not

A few months ago I posted on Facebook about a strange occurrence at the Peet’s Coffee closest to me. I buy coffee beans there. More than half the time – probably seventy-five percent of the time –I pay cash. Maybe … Continue reading

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