August 15th, 2014

Random Acts of Randomness

One more week of tying up loose ends and pulling things together for the next phase of life ... whatever that may be. Dentist done, doctor check-up next week. School starts next month.

I've decided to make it a priority to lose some weight. My health is pretty good overall, but I'm tired of carrying around this extra bodyweight - partly as a matter of vanity, and partly because it just makes it harder to move around. Henceforth, my customary weekly two-pints-of-Hammerhead-plus-fish-and-chips at the Blue Moon will be modded to Hammerhead and salad. And the daily food intake is going to be drastically revised.

Books I'm reading now: Tolkien and the Great War; Shift; Wildwood Imperium.

The weekend: Tonight I'm getting together with Prof W for Shabbat dinner.

On my mind: The world. How do you channel imagination and creativity in a dark and chaotic time? Perhaps the Tolkien book will provide some clues.

Straight to the Heart

Get up, arise, and speak anew
without fences or boundaries
without here or there
without fear of death.

Speak like a child,
straight to the heart.

I've been posting at LiveJournal for over 10 years, and mirroring at DreamWidth since 2012. Most of my posts here have been non-political, but that is likely to start to change as time goes on.

You should know that I'm American, Jewish, 51 years old, a proud parent, a military veteran, socially liberal, free-market conservative, registered Republican, queer-friendly, Zionist, patriot. In no particular order.

I've been back in my adopted hometown of Portland, Oregon, since the end of January, having spent almost seven years living (VERY reluctantly) in San Francisco. Amazing what you'll do when there are kids involved.

Shabbat shalom.