Category Archives: Holidays

On the occasion of a birthday.

My birthdays tend to be a bit over the top, in both style and duration. I realize this is a bit silly and juvenile, but so are many things that I also like. I also realize that this tradition would … Continue reading

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Summer.

It is cool and grey outside this morning. It is Monday. School started in San Francisco today. I will be back at work next Monday. So, this is the last Monday that I can basically do whatever it is I … Continue reading

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Contradictions of persona(lity)

The world will know and understand me someday. But if that day does not arrive, it does not greatly matter. ~ George Sand July 1 is the birthday of writer George Sand. I would not have known this save for … Continue reading

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Be Proud.

I hear that San Francisco is home to the world’s biggest Pride celebration. I am not sure if that is true, but the City puts on quite a show, and it certainly makes me proud. Here are a few of … Continue reading

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Hello Summer Solstice ~ I’ve been waiting for you.

Did I mention I had a particularly¬†shitty trying spring? Yeah, I sort of figured I had made that clear. The real conundrum is that there are no apparent reasons that this should have been true. In logical and rational terms … Continue reading

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Commencing the pomp and circumstance.

I love that damn song. Serious, so haters be warned. I love it so much in fact, that I put an extended version above so you can listen to it for the entire time that you read this post. I … Continue reading

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I love irony: Spending May Day at the Federal Reserve.

Today is May Day. For many years I associated May Day with the Maypole and faeries and flowers and such. All very pagan and Mother Earth-y and all. I never knew that it was ¬†International Workers’ Day… likely because we … Continue reading

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