Category Archives: Personal history

Bullets Dodged

A couple posts ago I listed several events in my life that, having survived them, provided a kind of “afterlife” that I would not have experienced in an earlier age, e.g. when medical procedures were not available to solve a … Continue reading

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The Afterlives

I wrote this on my phone on 31Oct20, 5 days after having triple-bypass surgery, and a couple days after I formulated the thought but didn’t have a chance to write it down on anywhere. If there’s an afterlife, it is … Continue reading

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How These Projects Are Proceeding; Status; Word Counts

Projects. I’ve just edited this to change two targets end-dates from 2019 to 2020. It would be fair to imagine that I’ve gotten more done this year on my various projects than I otherwise would due to the pandemic and … Continue reading

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Status; Links and Comments: Conservative Willful Misunderstanding of Coronavirus Deaths

I’m behind on commenting on newspaper and magazine articles; it’s been almost two weeks! This is because, as I’ve detailed on Facebook (though I realize some readers of this blog might not see my Facebook posts), I’ve been busy finishing … Continue reading

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About Dreams

Keying off the previous post, I was fascinated by Gottschall’s comments about dreams, how they often focus on important or threatening things in life. I’ve noticed certain themes in my own dreams, in that they invariably involve some problem, a … Continue reading

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Notes for the Book? Certainly Excerpt from the Memoirs. Hierarchy of Process Management: CMMI

I’m frequently fascinated by trying to recreate my train of thought — or perhaps I should say, I occasionally realize how my train of thought came about and am fascinated by the realization. For five or six weeks now I’ve … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary May 2020: Replaying the Myst games

Here we are at the middle of May, some seven or eight weeks in to stay-at-home orders here in the Bay Area – when it started, my partner began working from home, except for the one day a week he … Continue reading

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Academics

(This is another essay to become a section of my “memoirs,” to be promoted to a page rather than a post, eventually.) It’s a truism that once you become an adult and have a career job, no one cares about … Continue reading

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Apple Valley Interludes

My relationship with Apple Valley went through half a dozen or so phases, over some 25 years, from the time I was 3 or 4 years old, to nearly 30. With a few addenda in the past decade. \\ The … Continue reading

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My History with Pseudo-Science (Briefly) and Science

I went through a brief phase of interest in pseudo-science. Beginning at that 7th grade book fair when I bought (in addition to Blish’s Star Trek), an early edition of Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and a book by Frank … Continue reading

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