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May. 21st, 2009

moving

My personal writing will appear on karawynn.net for the foreseeable future. Also, for a while at least, it should be more frequent. :)

Feb. 5th, 2009

everything's relative

"You hang onto your pain like it means something, like it's worth something. Well, let me tell you -- it's not worth shit. Let it go. Infinite possibilities and all you can do is whine."

"Well, what am I supposed to do?"

"What do you think? You can do anything you want, you lucky bastard -- you're alive! What's a little pain compared to that?"


It's been a rough few months. Much pain, both physical and not. Watched the last episode of Six Feet Under, Season 4, tonight. Took it to heart ... at least for the moment. We'll see how I feel tomorrow.


"It can't be that simple."

"What if it is?"

...

Nov. 14th, 2008

bad things come in ... what number was that again?

For a partial update on our current status, see http://www.pocketmint.net/.

Nov. 11th, 2008

stacked against love ...

This is beautifully written, and achingly true: Keith Olbermann on gay marriage.

I know posting the link here is like preaching to the choir, but perhaps some of you have friends or family members who do not support gay marriage rights. This might be a good thing to send them.

"The world is barren enough. It is stacked against love, and against hope, and against those very few and precious emotions that enable us — all of us — to go forward ... With so much hate in the world, with so much meaningless division, and people pitted against each other for no good reason, this is what your religion tells you to do? With your experience of life and this world and all its sadnesses, this is what your conscience tells you to do?"
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Nov. 4th, 2008

whoa

My userpic has swapped to something I've never seen before. My black-and-white webcam photo has been replaced with something I don't even understand, much less recognize. /jawdrop

LJ account hack or database snafu?
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avert disaster: vote

This amused me for a good ten minutes.

Palin as President
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Sep. 24th, 2008

(no subject)

Yanked from littleowl , a politics quiz:


You are a

Social Liberal
(80% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(15% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Socialist


You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness.
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Aug. 14th, 2008

of friends and food

After a rough couple of weeks, I finally am having an almost cheerful day. I attribute this largely to the very pleasant dinner we had with Maggy and Patrick last night. Home-cooked Indian good, conversation even better.

This weekend we host a kizlj! For four whole days. I am taking the two weekdays off work because the weekend just isn't enough Stacytime. In addition to the requisite Mashiko trip, she has mentioned a desire to cook with me, yay.

Next weekend was supposed to be travel with urlgirl but was postponed to give her a little breathing room in her schedule. We've invited a couple of game-friends over for dinner but don't have firm acceptance yet. If they can't come it will prolly be just Jak and me.

Last weekend of the month we are cooking dinner for Wolfe and Christa. Jak can be coaxed to participate in the cooking if it involves our outdoor grill and ahi, so that's our centerpiece.

In the dinner invite queue, waiting on their schedules: Maggy & Patrick, tbclone.

It's nice to be able to invite people over again! Yay for remodelling progress.
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Jul. 31st, 2008

power revolution

"I've gotten rid of all the goddamn grids."

That's Daniel Nocera, chemistry professor at MIT. For some reason, that one quote makes me want to give him a big hug.

Every once in a long while — sometimes not for years at a time — I read about something and the skiffy-writer part of my brain goes "YES! YES! THAT IS THE FUTURE."

A little over a decade ago I read about "electronic ink" and had that tingly feeling, and I've been waiting for that technology to come of age ever since. Finally, this year, we get the Kindle.

I'm having that skiffy tingle now. So maybe this is premature, but ... in a decade or so, this could be our ticket out of fossil fuel hell.

Best explanations I've found are at Wired and Forbes. (Forbes? huh.)

Jul. 29th, 2008

hey, weren't you supposed to be writing a novel?

Now that I'm more visibly writing online again, I'm starting to get the 'So, about that whole writing career thing?' question with more frequency. To save myself having to explain it individually, I present the complete official answer:Collapse )

So there you go. Yes, I'll probably write at least one shortish novel someday, but breath-holding is not advised. Meanwhile, I will continue to experiment with other projects, some of which will be writing-based.

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