What I have learned about mosquitos 

I’ve been swimming in some deep–and deeply personal–topics lately.  Between the mystical veils of Samhain (on the bright side) and the recent “Me Too” hubbub (on the dark side), it’s been a heavy week, especially where the Me Too material is concerned.  That shizz really does a number on one’s headspace. So, let’s brighten things … More What I have learned about mosquitos 

San Antonio by bus and foot – Part 2: downtown on foot

San Antonio really has a beautiful downtown.  It’s not big; it’s pretty easy for most people to walk from one end to the other in under 30 minutes.  And that includes stop lights.  This and its iconic attractions add up to why this town is a huge tourist destination. In fact, we have a couple … More San Antonio by bus and foot – Part 2: downtown on foot

Tickle-Me Idiots

(Please forgive me, for I’m a little bitter today.  My partner pleasantly surprised me with a question yesterday.  “Do you want to go to El Paso this weekend?”  I didn’t skip a beat.  “Yes.”  Tomorrow is my 40th birthday, it was the grandest option for us given our budget, and I hadn’t taken a good … More Tickle-Me Idiots

Miscellaneous sampler platter of inner thoughts ~ 08-24-2017

For obvious (and unfortunate) reasons, the office was quieter today, and I guess I’m feeling an introspective vibe coming on. Hell, it could also be my antihistamine (Benadryl) starting to nip around the periphery of my brain, kind of like the beginning of Monday’s solar eclipse. Either way, I think I’m about to get all … More Miscellaneous sampler platter of inner thoughts ~ 08-24-2017

#SolarEclipse2017 ~ an indirect experience off the beaten path of totality

OK, we’re now here on the other side of the US 2017 Solar Eclipse that cut a swath of midday twilight across the country. I’m reminded of the line(s)/concept in the movie “Ladyhawke” when the drunk monk said that an otherwise lifelong curse could be broken during “a night without a day and a day … More #SolarEclipse2017 ~ an indirect experience off the beaten path of totality

San Antonio has drug cartel activity…but covers it up

We hadn’t been here long.  (Maybe a year?  A year and a half?  It was less than 2 years, because we were still in the old neighborhood–that much I know.) My partner went walking amongst the houses a few blocks from our “apartment row”.  While he was gone, I heard sirens.  Lots of them.  Waves … More San Antonio has drug cartel activity…but covers it up