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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Scarcity and Abundance

A few weekends ago I was making our usual Saturday morning pancakes while listening to Marketplace Money, as you do. One piece in particular caught my attention about entrepreneurs seeing the upside in downturn. Turned out my old high school chum Marie had been interviewed about the Portland, OR business she started, the Sellwood Garden [...]

Four-Color Dreams Made Real

I had an epiphany the other day. Some combined knowledge finally gelled in my brain. The bits that 1) my son is a delight to travel with plus 2) he enjoyed CONvergence ever so much, dressing up as Batman while surrounded by other similarly attired folks = we should most definitely go to San Diego [...]

Tragic Carpet Ride

This past week has been a little rough around the edges. Came down with a crummy summer cold just as the roommate was moving in. And as it has been YEARS since we’ve had a roommate, re-adjusting to life with one is going to take some time (especially with just one bathroom in the house, [...]

A Monument to Mystery

My brain capacity has been diverted to other projects lately. Don’t worry, it’s only temporary. In the meantime enjoy some random awesomeness:

Neil Gaiman on Talk of the Nation, Taking A Look Back At Batman
In theaters for one week only Watchmen: Director’s Cut (next week it will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray).
Tomorrow I will be [...]

The Mysteries of What is Yet to Come

Life is fraught with uncertainty. That is the nature of the game, sure, but it has always bugged the hell out of me. So tenuous. Everything up in the air at all times. I would like certain aspects of my life to have more structure and be just a bit more definitive. But, as always, [...]

All Things Want To Open

Looks like the lad and I will be missing the Dragon Festival again. Last night I got a call from my son’s itinerant grandparents. They’ve sold their house and are moving away. Right on out of the country. Next month. Before then they’ll be taking my son for an extra long weekend. Something of a [...]

Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning

Frustrations abound, mainly in the single parenting realm. Not with my son, himself. The boy is as rad as ever. The other night we had dinner with a friend before venturing to Stevens Square Park’s Cinema and Civics series. As we walked from the car to the park my son randomly uttered “life’s not fair. [...]

Filmed Before a Live Audience

Wow, summertime has turned me into an absentee blogger. Bad Sharyn! And I feel like I need to finish up my LA stories before I can move on to more current events.
So. A week ago Friday three of us flew out together, but seated in different rows. I passed the time by watching Nick [...]