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About puredoxyk

Word addict, kungfu/taiji nut, and life-partner to polyphasic sleep. Rabid fan of as many hobbies as the world will let me pry into its piddly fourth dimension (it helps to have knocked out the wall).

Fun fact:  If you use Chrome and Google Drive/docs stuff — which I wouldn't, given more choice, but it's what we use at work, so I'm stuck with it, rather like I was stuck with MS Office years ago — … Continue reading

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The journey from the future to the present

Two things: 1.  Spend more time exercising.  I've been swimming at least 3x per week lately, and it's *great* and I can feel it doing awesome things, mostly to my brain (because exercise is SO good for mental health; can't … Continue reading

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The manufacturing of gratitude

I'm in southeast Michigan, celebrating Thanksgiving with my family a week early, because it's cheaper and easier for all of us, with our jobs and the kids who all have "broad" families — we don't say "broken"; our divorces didn't … Continue reading

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Somebody has to speak

"Somebody has to speak for them as has no voices," said the marvelous character Granny Aching in Wee Free Men. And this advice — it's more of a demand, though, isn't it? — was penned by a man who, handed … Continue reading

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Even shorter than a power-nap

Woooo, today was SO busy that I just, at eleven pm, wrinkled my brow and grabbed my phone to check…surely I had posted today?  Ach, crivens; I had not!  Fortunatelyish, the 8pm flight that consumed all of my day that … Continue reading

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Maybe it's comforting to think about endings, since we're only actually halfway through the month.  O.O The Buddhists have this lovely metaphor of "eight winds", explaining how the forces of external life-stuff shove at you, challenging you to maintain your … Continue reading

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What’s possible? NO WAIT DON’T ANSWER THAT

Lately my brain has been finding its truths in two-and-three-word chunks, which is interesting, for very restricted values of "interest", heh. Recently I was driving and thinking and a song came on that, combined with the thoughts and scenery, made … Continue reading

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH no, nothing's wrong I just promised myself AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH that if this blog post thing got really hard I could just write AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH and it would count for one day, dammit. …which is obviously just a way to get myself … Continue reading

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Witch movies, you ask?

…Or didn't you?  Well, let's say you did.  I happen to have opinions on witch movies, and a blog and a daily post-challenge, so let's just pretend you asked about it, just for a second.  Cooooool. The hands-down best Scary … Continue reading

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Realizations about Posting, Part 1

It's been a little over a week (actually a Novena; nine days) of BlogPostVember.  What have we learned, mind-children? 1. We've learned that its really hard, especially to push "post" once a day; but then again, we strongly suspected it … Continue reading

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