30 October 2016

get it over with

in the 80s today, fifteen degrees above normal --- and dry as a bone --- maybe the weather will go back to nermal when this election is over

23 October 2016


wonderful accident of streets alive today when we stumbled on the start of a procession commemorating the martydom of imam al-husayn, grandson of the prophet mohammed, at the battle of karbala in 680 CE --- that was the origin of the great sunni/shia schism in islam --- little girls passing out red roses to bystanders was kinda sweet, even if they had all of them and their mothers herded in at the back of the procession ---

22 October 2016

stone mountain

a magnificent fall day, temperatures in the 60s! we did the 5 or 6 mile cherokee loop around the mountain, which is a nice little workout

20 October 2016

skyviews for thursday

the last of the presidential debates last night made it clear that trump is toast --- especially his last line about keeping us "in suspense" as to whether he would respect the election results --- he ought to lose all fifty state over that alone, but he won't
near record highs in the upper 80s yesterday and today --- twenty degrees cooler tomorrow and maybe no more hot weather until may, if we're lucky

12 October 2016

we have a contract!

fingers crossed that i soon will be a step closer to getting out of the rent-man business

10 October 2016

the rude pundit

cutting to the chase

Instead of that, let's end with this: If you are voting for Donald Trump, you are a piece of shit. You are worthless, you are terrible, and I'm ashamed to say you are my fellow citizens. I have never felt that before about any election, and I've been through two George W. Bush wins. Well, one win. I don't want to reason with you. I don't want to convince you. I want you and your kind to dry up and become dust in the history of the nation.

09 October 2016

feeling the pride

 we've come a long way from the few thousand who marched in 1978, against anita bryant and her anti-gay "save the children" campaign --- now it's just a great celebration of a very diverse queer culture

04 October 2016


i have neglected to post this baby, which started blooming a week ago --- the blossom stem got a little twisted coming out, but the blossoms are huge

01 October 2016


dog and robert and i drove down to columbus today --- first time i had seen the place in fifteen years --- the "restored" falls of the chattahoochee were excellent --- and downtown columbus sorta blew me away --- they've come a long way in repairing the wreckage of the last century