The Galaxy Note II by Samsung


I got an evaluation phone at work to fiddle with for 30 days. I’ve been a long time apple iPhone fan, and still am, but I’ve been hearing more and more good things about Android and Android phones that I figured it was time to check them out. My first reaction when they handed me the box was, “Damn!… Continue reading The Galaxy Note II by Samsung

Categorized as Technology

Apartment Living


Yeah! I’m finally getting settled in the new place. Moving is exhausting. Mostly mental, but exhausting none the less. I haven’t lived in an apartment since my early Navy days in Virginia. I shared an apartment with a Navy buddy in Virginia Beach. We were noisy! To be honest, I don’t remember much about the… Continue reading Apartment Living

Categorized as Wandering

Anger Management


Silence. Internal voices saying, “I’m not good enough,” and “I’m evil.” Jibes and taunts. I talked about this some in the MBAGPP post, what it is like to stand apart from society and deal with the bigotry. Folks are driven by these challenges in different ways. Some turn away and find new groups and families that meet… Continue reading Anger Management

Categorized as Equality

People Are Challenging


I make no claim to understand people. In fact, I’m often confused by peoples motivations or responses. For a long time, I was convinced that my lack of understanding was a result of my own limitations. I believed I was either naive about the situation, or I had put up too many barriers between myself… Continue reading People Are Challenging

Old Words


Packing, boxes, tape, more boxes more tape…. That’s my life for the next few weeks. I’m getting ready to move. Finally facing reality and ditching the too-big house and moving into an apartment in the part of town where stuff actually happens. And I am going to use this opportunity to shed much of the stuff I’ve… Continue reading Old Words

Categorized as Writing

DIY Weekend


I did a bit of DIY this weekend. I love my car, but also really wanted bluetooth audio with the stereo. The factory Toyota options are a bit on the pricey side, so I screwed up some courage, picked a cool new stereo off of Crutchfield, read many websites, and watched many sample videos, then installed the… Continue reading DIY Weekend

Where are my thoughts


Where are my thoughts?In small boxes and cubbyholes,Arcane bits of the pastWhisper the names of old friendsAnd hum old songs. In files, yellowed paper and faded handwriting.Checks, receipts, manual for a long gone kitchen appliance,To do’s and to don’ts,Old addresses and old loves,Old projects, old degrees, flight logsAnd pictures of Navy subs. Perhaps on the… Continue reading Where are my thoughts

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