Bowed but not Broken

This entry was published at least two years ago (originally posted on November 6, 2006). Since that time the information may have become outdated or my beliefs may have changed (in general, assume a more open and liberal current viewpoint). A fuller disclaimer is available.

Things have been a bit quiet around here lately. Sorry ’bout that (since I know you’re all heartbroken over this turn of events). While I’m not at liberty to divulge details (or even broad hints, for that matter), suffice it to say that the past few weeks have been…stressful. However, it looks like the universe has decided to take a break from throwing curveballs, and I, for one, welcome our new stress free overlords look forward to returning to the usual day-to-day concerns.

Prairie’s birthday was this past Friday, and we had a very pleasant day of relaxing at home, with one short jaunt out to see Flushed Away, which was hilarious and well worth seeing. Here at home, we watched Monster House, which was also extremely good (and wonderfully, surprisingly creepy at times), opened presents, and had a very good strawberry cream birthday cake (with chocolate covered strawberries on top, even). A few pictures have been uploaded.

Thanks to the answers to one of my last posts, and with many thanks to Jer‘s discount code, I’ve created an account with Dreamhost and will be moving my sites over that way…hrm. As soon as I can, actually, given that I’ve got this next month to do it. Oh, for the days of copious free time (whenever those days were, I think it’s been a few years since I had more than one or two such days in a row). Update: After having lain fallow for the past year or so, serving only to redirect to this address, is now up and running as a photography gallery. One domain down, two to go…

And I think that about brings us up to date. School continues, as does work, without much of any great note on either of those fronts. Prairie and I are continuing to work on nailing down the details for a trip to Alaska right around (technically just after) Christmas, and we’re also doing what we can to assist a friend in planning their move to the fair town of Seattle.

So, there we are. Some small amount of actual content. It had to happen at some point, right? ;)

iTunesAlive Alone” by Chemical Brothers, The from the album Exit Planet Dust (1995, 5:16).

3 thoughts on “Bowed but not Broken”

  1. If there is anything we can do to help with whatever the stress was or is, contact us privately. Same-same about the trip in December.

    I’m glad Prairie got her e-card, and I am sorry it was late.

    Do I need to join Dreamhost as well? I will be glad to do so. It looks sort of foreboding for a 60-year-old. Anything I need too know?

    Is different than your site on flickr? I’ll check it out.

    Love to you both.


  2. When I was in High School, back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth, we were forced to memorize – don’t ask me why, the following purple prose poem written in 1875 by William Ernest Henley. It is titled Invictus, which is Latin for “unconquered.”:

    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.
    In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the budgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.
    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
    It matters not how straight the gait,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.

  3. Do I need to join Dreamhost as well? I will be glad to do so. It looks sort of foreboding for a 60-year-old. Anything I need too know?

    Nope — I should be able to do everything from here. I may need to call a ‘time out’ for a day or two while I do the transfer, but other than that, you shouldn’t have to worry about it. I’ll let you know if/when that happens.

    Is different than your site on flickr? I’ll check it out.

    Actually, it’s simply a piece of software that acts as a fancier-looking front end to my Flickr account, something of a ‘gallery’ style. It’s tied directly to Flickr, so there’s nothing there that isn’t on Flickr. Just another way of looking at it. Mainly, I wanted to do something with the address that I’ve been sitting on for a while. :)

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