It’s been a while. I hate having to report that there’s not much to report, or that I’m trying out some solutions and don’t have any good description of what’s up just yet. So I don’t. That’s about to change, though. Obstacles to your progress can be sorted into three categories. Yeah, yeah, you can subdivide […]
For the past few months, my progress with both fitness and house improvements has been hampered by headaches: If I do any major efforts – and literally, any major lifting – I get a thunderous headache that stays around for a fair while and usually requires Tylenol to return me to usefulness. Not a problem […]
Percheron, full of mud and duty, returns to the plow. Bear, with patient eyes, hears them wonder, “How is he restrained by such a thin chain?” Wolf, gone from pack headship, guards hens, soul echoing with moon and forest. Who will caress the power and recognize its beauty? Who will acquiesce, slip harness, acknowledge prerogative? […]
A reminder for new readers: When I say “Villain” I don’t mean low-end evil characters, mere villains. Around here we say Proper Villain, which is to say, heterodox… which is obscure enough a word that our phrase gives a better flavor of the thing to most. See, if you’re going to free yourself from the grand […]
I’m asked, “What makes you angry, really angry?” Oddly enough, it takes me a while to answer.
Malaise. That’s the word. My life had drifted, settled, compacted like the bottom of an old river. Attempts to break free from it were erratic at best. The fact that my life looked fairly interesting and that parts of it were actually pretty good only bogged me down further: why go to the trouble when […]