What’s in a name

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Funny, fun coincidence. What I’ve been working on, a character’s name is Virginia. I’d not expected her to be a significant character but she grew into one. However, “Unending Wonders of a Subatomic World” also has a Virginia which is a prime character. She’s a rather abrasive character and so is this Virginia in this other work. I had carried …

Parenting a nine-year-old, after you stop wondering if you have a poltergeist, you start wondering if you’ve lost your mind

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WHERE DID IT GO? We’ve had problems with lost items in the past, in this apartment, which have nothing to do with H.o.p. I had long ago concluded there are teeny tiny blackholes abounding that science knows nothing about, which suck up random belongings and very occasionally spits them back out a few months later, though most often the items …

Children may like ghost stories but not the inexplicable–at least H.o.p. doesn’t

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My plans had been to write about watching “Twister” with H.o.p. earlier tonight. Insomnia without my computer programs and files isn’t a whole hell of a lot of fun. Usually, if I can’t sleep, I get up and work some then go back to bed. That not being an option the past ten days, I finally started cutting on the …

Wanderin’ Fool

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Was one of those kind of sleeps where you go to bed and wake up feeling like you’ve been drugged, can’t move, go back to sleep and repeat. Lots of dreaming. I remember at one point trudging along in one of those dreams and looking down and seeing my left pants’ leg pulled up and I thought ah the Tarot …

Amaryllis eyes

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Took a digi snapshot last night of our amaryllis for family. The “eyes” effect is actually just an accidental trick of light and shadow, the white being the wall behind the flower. Still, quite something. I looked around on the web at other photos of amaryllis and didn’t come across anything even vaguely similar. Was having a couple of weeks …