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Dog Dumps and Dump Trucks

on Jul 17, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There is a saying that if you are a runner it is only a matter of time before you find a dead body. When people are out and about things happen and bodies are found. I did not find a body but I have been out and about. My weekend started off with a bang when I got off a little early on Friday and decided to have a late lunch at Arby’s. I was the only patron so the staff was conversing among themselves while I ate my buffalo chicken sliders. Their sliders are surprisingly good. The wing sauce is one of the best fast food sauces out there, but I digress. The subject of dogs came up. One employee was excited because she had just moved to a new apartment and she could finally get a dog. While talking about breeds she mentioned chihuahuas. Her co-worker then went into a graphic and very detailed story about how she had killed her chihuahua by accidentally slamming its head in a car...

Go fly a kite… don’t forget your lunchbag

on Jul 11, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A Couple Days of Wonder and a Lunchbag

on Jun 27, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  For better or worse, I like to think better, life has been a bit mundane lately. My mother came to visit which was nice but aside from a trip to the domes it was rather uneventful. I was starting to wonder what I was going to write about this week but things just seem to sometimes happen. Last night I was driving home and a tree fell ahead of me. All the events surrounding it were perfect so I wasn’t in any danger while still being close enough that it was wonderous. I had just started driving after being stopped at a red light when I noticed some movement off to the right of the road. Then this huge tree started to fall. It fell so slow and it was so huge that my mind had a hard time comprehending just what was happening. I clearly consume too much Science Fiction because it immediately read as a huge beast slowly lumbering out of the woods. When it came to rest it was...

Instant Karma

on Jun 22, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  There is something that fascinates me about Instant Karma videos. I will spend hours watching video after video. Driving in Milwaukee, not one week goes by without seeing someone driving like a jack-a-napes. I have been driving in Milwaukee for over a decade now so I am a bit aggressive too, but I try to respect others. If someone is driving slow in front of me I will give them space, unless we are on the freeway, in the left lane and no one is in the right…MOVE OVER!!! The problem I have is I drive a minivan. People cannot stand being behind a minivan. I could be driving 90 in a residential area but some jerk in a Civic is going to ride my butt. The other day I was driving home and a guy in a pickup was tailgating me. He was so close I couldn’t even see his grille. I was going about 10 over the speed limit and there was a semi in the lane next to me. As soon as there was...

Still Pokemon GOing

on Jun 20, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Drawing Trees

on Jun 13, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Summer is here. The kids are out of school and their new routines are in full effect. I could not be happier to get this year behind us. Scheduling was a nightmare last year. Luckily, next year is already all set. The kids are all signed up for their programs and nobody is on a waiting list. I’ve been getting back into the swing of things too. I went into a bit of a slide for the first quarter of this year, but I’m back to running and drawing. I think I’m going to run a 5k or two this year but we’ll get to that later. I’m working on a new drawing now. It is another one of those things I always wanted to draw but never did…   Bonsai trees are pretty cool right? There is a reason they slip in and out of popularity…   I always feel like something is lost when adding ink. I think it looses the subtle touch and pressure that shows in the graphite....

Tribulation – Podcast Talk

on Jun 6, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  I started this podcast over a month ago. It totally scared the crap out of me. It starts with a couple on a roadtrip. They are listening to the radio when they stubble upon a good ol’ fire and brimstone preacher. It starts escalating and getting more frantic and the episode ends. It really rattled me. It consumed my thoughts for a couple days. I actually had to ready myself before continuing. I wanted to binge the whole season but I also didn’t want it to be over. I limited myself to only 2 episodes in a sitting and I made it into an event, adding a little ritual to my listening. I waited until the kids were in bed, all the day’s chores were done and I had returned from my run so I could just focus on the podcast and draw. I’m going to leave the plot vague and avoid spoilers. I could add more details but I went in blind and it has been quite a trip. One of the...

Relic and Reliquary

on Jun 1, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  I have a habit of obsessing on something for a while and then moving on. My goal has been to direct that obsession and use it. It is clearly part of my nature so I’m trying to work with it and figure out how to use it. Recently I’ve found that staying organized helps. A few months ago I was obsessed with stickers. I scanned some drawings, cleaned them up and printed a bunch. Knowing it was a project that I could break up into parts I tried to focus on those parts and keep them organized. What I ended up with was a ton of unfinished stickers all printed multiple-up on full-sized sheets when my attention started to wane. Instead of totally abandoning the stickers I packed them all up and stored them until it was time to pick them back up. Now I’m in a reading phase. My passion for reading comes and goes. I will read 3 or 4 novels in a row and then stop altogether and...