Eulogy for Leo

Posted on April 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm in

(deep breath)

On April 15, 2019 we had the veterinarian to our house and Leo was put to sleep. He had cancer and we made the difficult decision to not pursue surgical options, hoping to give him instead a bit more time enjoying the best life we could provide for him. It’s never expected, although we had a little more time than usual to prepare, and that was a gift in many ways.

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2019 Goal: Reading Top 100 SciFi Update #2

Posted on April 5, 2019 at 1:05 pm in

At the end of 2018 I set a goal for myself of reading all of the books on the Top 100 Fantasy and Top 100 Science Fiction book lists. It was ambitious. For links to the the full list, see this post. For a quick review of the 21 I’d previously read, see here.

Since then, I’ve read four more.

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A Better Bucket List

Posted on March 22, 2019 at 11:13 am in

Back in 2015 I published a Bucket List. Recently, I changed that list to better reflect the difference between Life Goals and Bucket List items (see Life Goals).

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Musings on Faith

Posted on March 8, 2019 at 2:07 pm in

Today we walked the dogs at Grandview (Dog Park) and just as we entered I saw a couple of bald eagles soaring high overhead. A little later in the walk, a pair (likely mated) of Red Shouldered hawks landed on a nearby tree, and then took off over the edge of the hill, riding the thermals.

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Life Goals

Posted on February 22, 2019 at 10:07 am in

Years ago, I shared my Bucket List with y’all. It’s kind of been bugging me ever since. Recently, I realized that what was making me grumpy about it — there were many items that were not ‘big’ enough to be true Bucket List items. Like, taking a cooking class. All that is preventing me from crossing that off the list is time and a bit of money. Not hard, not *Bucket*.

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2019 Goal: Reading Top 100 SciFi Update

Posted on February 8, 2019 at 1:35 pm in

At the end of 2018 I set a goal for myself of reading all of the books on the Top 100 Fantasy and Top 100 Science Fiction book lists.

Wow. I was/ am ambitious. Fortunately, I’ve read a number of them already, so it isn’t really 200 books to read, more like . . . ulp . . . 140. That’s  . . . *sigh* a bit under three books a week.

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2019 Goal: Reading Top 100 Fantasy Update

Posted on January 25, 2019 at 11:36 am in

At the end of 2018 I set a goal for myself of reading all of the books on the Top 100 Fantasy and Top 100 Science Fiction book lists.

Wow. I was/ am ambitious. Fortunately, I’ve read a number of them already, so it isn’t really 200 books to read, more like . . . ulp . . . 140. That’s  . . . *sigh* a bit under three books a week.

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What if I Fail?

Posted on January 11, 2019 at 11:47 am in

Failing to accomplish a long-cherished goal is crushing, and we’ve all experienced it at some time or another. In the aftermath of failure some of us beat ourselves up. Dripping shame and resentment, we polish our self-criticism and enact a terrible spiral of negativity. The spiral ends with a retreat to our comfort zone, the place where we know we can succeed because we don’t try to do anything new or difficult.

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Current & Future Goals Update #1

Posted on December 28, 2018 at 11:08 pm in

this is not my BuJo, mine is far less pretty

Back in September I shared my list of goals for the coming year. I usually use the time from my birthday to the end of the calendar year to revise and update the list (should it need it). here’s my update.

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2019 Goal: Reading (More) Books

Posted on December 19, 2018 at 10:12 am in

I’ve just decided that in 2019 I will be reading all of the books on the Top 100 Fantasy Books and the Top 100 SciFi Books.

Here are links to the lists:

The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time

and

The 100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time

This should be fun!

 

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