Mortality on Christmas Day & A Season’s Greeting

As I write this, the sound of karaoke wafts through the windows like an unwanted solicitation. It’s Christmas Day, and a long weekend besides – people have every intention to drink and sing themselves into a stupor before the next week rolls around. To be honest, I didn’t think I’d be sitting here, writing about mortality and the realizations it brings. But I am.

The storm is coming.

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Uncertainty: Love It or Hate It, You Need It

When you listen to Gordon White’s latest talk with Austin Coppock about what we can expect in 2017, one thing becomes very clear: a butt-load of uncertainty is filling the air. Plus a lot of fire. And a couple of eclipses, retrogrades, and whatnot.

So what’s a person to do? Well, you can build a boat.

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Courtesy: It’s Why You’re Not Dead

“Can a magician kill a man by magic?” Lord Wellington asked Strange.
Strange frowned. He seemed to dislike the question. “I suppose a magician might,” he admitted, “but a gentleman never could.”

This is, in its own way, a rant of sorts. A form of courtesy in its own sense, opening with a timely quote from Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.

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Wealth & Its Various (Subjective) Forms

A lot of people think that money (loads of it, natch) translates directly into wealth. The more of it you have, the more things in life you can enjoy: vacation breaks, exotic foods, snappy gadgets – the list goes on and on.  It’s certainly hard to say otherwise: raw spending power, whether physical or digital, has always been a visible symbol of status no matter where you go.

But I disagree.

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Stormweaving In Turbulent Times

Stormweaving – the art of creating the circumstances for a perfectly logical storm to arise no matter what the odds are.

In October, I was warned that December this year was going to be quite turbulent. At the time, it seemed that bunkering down was the better option. But based on recent events, it now seems that it’s the only way left to salvage any .

It seems like a crazy idea.  It is.  And if you know me, it’s the kind of idea that I would espouse at wit’s end.

But here we are.

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Uson & The Failure To Influence

Whenever the subject of Ms. Uson’s latest diatribes pops up on my feed, the reactions always stay the same. You either like her or hate her. Most hate her. But that isn’t the point of this article.

Because whenever the topic comes around, I always ask the same question: who is her counterpart? Her rival?

There isn’t one.

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Hello, World (It’s Me)

Wow.  Hi there.

I’m writing this on Nov. 29, 2016, fifteen days after I promised to myself that I would buy a website of my own.  After much hemming and hawing, I landed on a good Cyber Monday deal and decided to take the plunge.

So here we are.  I’ve worn a lot of hats in my lifetime – writer, traveler, explorer, sorcerer, joker, troublemaker, and more.  Here’s to one more step in the great journey of life.

Who am I?

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