Saturday, November 25, 2006

Deck the Halls

As it looks like I'll be home for the holidays for the first time in a few years, I'm giving some serious thought as to putting up a Christmas tree. I have not done this in a long time... 1997 was the last time I believe.

Of course the great question is how the cats are going to cope with it. I'm rather sure they will see it as a new toy and begin attacking it the moment I begin to set it up. I'm considering a small live tree and am very curious as to their health should they decide to eat it. Hmmm.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Form vs. Substance

It has been quite some time since I last posted anything of substance. I've been curiously reflective lately, though a worn journal book and favorite pen has been the medium of choice instead of the blog. Just in one of those moods I guess. There's nothing of any real consequence going on, it's just that I've been more inclined towards the processual creativity of putting pen to paper. Something deeply comforting about this and personal in ways beyond the mechanical limitations of a keyboard.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

From the Local Paper

A random obituary from last Friday's edition of The Virginian Pilot begins as follows (and I'm not making it up): "P------ A-- H----, 69, died November 8, 2006 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital from one damn thing after another..."

Friday, November 10, 2006

Just a brief note.... let everyone know that I'm alive and well. And still smoke-free (will soon pass the 12 week mark).

Perhaps this weekend I'll gather fortitude enough to sit down and hammer out an update. Nothing too exciting to report, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.