Writing, sock design, and wanting to paint

Remembered today that I was supposed to have begun again, if only temporarily, a daily seated meditation since the last new moon. That was last Saturday and I haven’t sat once. Oops. Next one is February 4th. I’ll try again. That’s been my repeating theme in life since I moved. I’m in a slightly better mood about it today than I’ve been lately, especially last Monday. I … Continue reading Writing, sock design, and wanting to paint

Yet another job option emailed me back for an interview I can’t make

Not reading my cover letter that clearly states I’m in Portland, at the moment. As I’ve known for years, my location is the problem. The most likely place I’ll find the regular, employment is back in sock design, and that is almost entirely in or around New York. Also no companies pay relocation unless you’re a corporate manager in the 130-150K range. I tell them … Continue reading Yet another job option emailed me back for an interview I can’t make

Funny that the people interested in saving me are those I haven’t seen in 30+ years

One of them is a liberal intellectual, more like myself. The other’s a cocaine dealer. The former wanted to marry me in first grade, and is now a VP at a Massachusetts based startup.  It’s a bit hypothetical at the moment, but he’s got enough clout to possibly secure a “support based” gig for me at his company. I’d be making less than half what … Continue reading Funny that the people interested in saving me are those I haven’t seen in 30+ years

Pet Sematary – movie review / thoughts on making sculpture

This was much better than I’d expected, in that it was an Amazon Prime move I watched to the end, albeit multi tasking a little. Killed two hours of Saturday right there, with the obligatory pauses. The dialogue was pretty laughable, and some of the acting really bad, especially the Dad. All they had to do was keep their cat inside, when living right next … Continue reading Pet Sematary – movie review / thoughts on making sculpture

Feeling a bit better now

I just needed to 1) self isolate and 2) vent. It’ll be good to see my friend too, tomorrow, even if I’d been hoping to eat turkey. She’s unlike most of the locals in that she both plans and communicates clearly. She is also doing an all vegan holiday. My friend Maria, in Connecticut, already has her table set, and beautifully, a day ahead of … Continue reading Feeling a bit better now

Holiday aversion & travel fantasies

It’d be a “Happy Thanksgiving” for me if I were getting on a plane and going somewhere until this & the next holidays are over. I’d miss the cats, but the relief over bypassing the invisibility would help offset this considerably. Maybe someday I’ll get to go to Europe again I’m fascinated by Prague & have been obsessed with this account for a couple years. … Continue reading Holiday aversion & travel fantasies