Changing…Evolving…Acclimating

“If you can’t acclimate, you disintegrate.” – Katie Kacvinsky I learned the art of acclimation working for a state government agency for many years. I often called our agency the Department of Change because we never sat still. Policy and procedures were constantly evolving and employees were expected to acclimate. We had no other choice. Monday, May 10th, was a day of change, a day I became fully vaccinated and celebrated with a walk-and-talk with one of my pastors as he willRead more

Kirk, Thor and a White Board

As you may know, I am a nerd of the Star Trek franchise. I’ve watched every episode of the original series with Captain Kirk, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise at least five times…probably more. I signed up to CBS All Access a few years ago so Natasha and I would be able to watch the newest Star Trek series of Discovery and Picard, and wait on whatever else was to come. It had been our ritualRead more

Pavlov’s Dog at the Microwave

“Only by observing this condition would the results of our work be regarded as fully conclusive and as having elucidated (explained) the normal course of the phenomena.” ~Ivan Pavlov~ I turned into Pavlov’s dog last week. In an attempt to heat up a mug of lukewarm coffee at work, I inserted said mug of liquid lusciousness into the microwave. Then I pressed a button. There was no beep. I pressed another button. Still no beep. Well, is this thing working?Read more

It’s Right There

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ~Confucius~ Dear Hole in the Leaf: We see it, the beauty that you encircle. The world on the other end awaits. This is the path to greatness of nature and space. This path of wood and gravel leads us to the universe, the one of beauty. The one of green forests, azure oceans, purple mountains and fields of wheat. This path of modest description leads us to a world of over sevenRead more

Alone

I had already found that it was not good to be alone, and so made companionship with what there was around me, sometimes with the universe and sometimes with my own insignificant self…  ~Joshua Slocum~ Someone left me here. To die. Or, at the very least, to suffer the indignities of being burned by the sun, moistened by the rain and chilled by a late winter’s night. Why was I left alone on this bench? Why was I forsaken? Am IRead more

The Universe of Big Glasses

You do not have the right to access data in this universe. This is a message I received when trying to access report information in a web-based program at work. Hmmm…I wonder what they mean by “in this universe”? Is there an alternate universe? Do I need to go there to run a report? Will I understand the alien data in the alternate universe? Do I require the assistance of a tardis or warp drive or an IT guru? HowRead more