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about those books

I wrote a bunch of books a few years ago. Five adventure novels. Three sci-fi novels. One not-quite-finished tale about the last weeks of a doomsday cult. And I’ve been mostly ignoring them for almost three years as I sorted through what it meant to change jobs, get a divorce, and join a new family. […]

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Linke’s Links 21-4-7

The last two days have been super busy. I’m sitting here eating a cup of lime yogurt and running through my list of things to get done today before I start work, which will cary me through until nine pm. Jordan Peterson is a fascinating and frustrating individual. His core ideas of work hard, do […]

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Linke’s Links 21-4-4

This is not the time to become lax about quarantine. I’ve attended a few small gatherings when essential (lining up for my shot, a few vaccinated people gathering for a memorial service), but otherwise I’m going to keep being safe and avoiding gatherings for a good while.  I’m really excited about electric vehicles. If all […]

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Safe in the Basement

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21-4-3

Today was Boychild’s birthday… and the seventh day since Rich’s death… and the first full day of James being home. In short: Madness.  I started the day laying on the floor, casually installing a bidet on the upstairs toilet. Just a few cranks on the plastic pipe fittings, throw a T-joint into the line, and […]

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hugs and tears

Sometimes people fall out of sync, and that’s ok. Friendships, family, partnerships, all need to be built on trust and grace… trust that we will make it through the hard times together. Grace for the frustration we all feel during those bad days. This has been a really hard week. Allison has been supporting everyone […]

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breath & impact

It’s been a helluva week. A man I cared about a lot died from ALS on Sunday morning. I wrote about it as best I could over on the family blog, but even as I share this story I know that I’m edging around parts of the experience. I’m not afraid of telling my part […]

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soundtrack: westworld 3

I’ve been listening to the soundtrack to Westworld Season Three a good bit lately. Even if the season itself wasn’t quite as captivating as the first two, the music remained top notch. Listen to it, if only for the instrumental covers of Dissolved Girl and Wicked Games.

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growing up

“What’s the hardest part about getting old?” the wolf cub asked. The dragon wrapped its long, scaly blue tail around the cub and lowered its massive head to rest upon its talons. It thought for some time, then breathed out a heavy sigh of white smoke from its nostrils. “Someday, little one, you’ll wake up […]

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The Red Mud

We recently spent two days at Douglas Headwaters Dam in Tennessee. I took several great photos, but the highlight of the visit was Walker getting to spend hours upon hours playing in the mud. Douglas Lake is part of the Tennessee Valley Authority flood control network. Nestled among the western fringes of the Great Smokey […]