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So, I am sitting here, after finally getting back to my hotel room after a long day on the road, and a very satisfactory dinner with a good friend, minding my own business, basking in glow of my laptop monitor and the afterglow of my dinner-martini and after-dinner latte, all warm and happy and thinking […]


Posted at: February 28th, 2007 - 10:46 pm - Number of Comments » 3

I am writing to from the road again.  Such is the life of a trial monitor.  Y’all have NO idea what a PhD in Biochemistry qualifies you to do.  Really.  I’m serious.  While the bulk of my job can be incredibly tedious, it has moments that border on the surreal.  Tonight, it’s Dali-land. 


Posted at: February 27th, 2007 - 4:21 pm - Number of Comments » 2

Moira asks: My deep question is: How do you deal with asshats within an SCA group? The ones who get pissed when you don’t drink their kool-aid. Ah, again.  SCA questions.  Universally applicable answers.  And, by the way, I have always had a deep fondness for the term asshat.  Nothing else is quite as succinct. […]


Posted at: February 26th, 2007 - 3:45 pm - Number of Comments » 8

It’s a wonder I can ever get up in the morning.


Posted at: February 23rd, 2007 - 9:39 am - Number of Comments » 2

Tara asks the eternal question: Toilet paper over the roll or under? Just for something light. HAH!  I will admit, that as a young woman, I was seduced by the “under roll” crowd.   It made everything look so neat and precise.  I am really, really into the concept of neat and precise.  No torn-off jagged […]


Posted at: February 22nd, 2007 - 3:42 pm - Number of Comments » 5

So, I was in Target and I was pondering the elusive nature of happiness and the human pursuit of it.  Nothing like a large retail establishment to make you all philosophical-like.  And where I ended up was with the realization that sometime we are so caught up in the grand scheme of What Will Make […]


Posted at: February 21st, 2007 - 1:53 pm - Number of Comments » 6

Kat asks: Do you feel a certain apathy growing in our kingdom? And what can we do about it? This is obviously an SCA-related question, but the answer about large group dynamics and politics is applicable to any large volunteer organization really – you may want to read it even if you aren’t in the […]


Posted at: February 21st, 2007 - 11:00 am - Number of Comments » 3

I wrote this post during last year’s Mardis Gras.  I revisited it while reminiscing through my old MySpace blog.  The pain, the regret, and the tears still come back, as fresh as when I wrote it.  It is a chapter of my life written in indelible ink on my memory.  While our government’s handling of the biggest natural disaster […]


Posted at: February 19th, 2007 - 8:24 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Beth over at Diary of a Playground Dropout has already moved on to the next month of the project, and I am JUST finishing my first month of the Small Change project. I like to subscribe to the philosophy “Think Global, Act Local”.  I think that we start changing the world by doing our part […]


Posted at: February 16th, 2007 - 10:51 am - Number of Comments » 1

I am just not up to it today.  I am feeling cold.  And shallow.  And whiny.  And cold.  And sleepy.  And grumpy. And did I mention that I am cold? And that every time I plug in my space heater at work I shut down an entire corner of the building? And this leaves me […]


Posted at: February 15th, 2007 - 2:23 pm - Number of Comments » 0