Friday, November 27, 2009

Leonid Meteor Shower...

...without any Leonids. Well, there are actually 2 meteors buried in this 20' exposure, but good luck finding 'em.

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Photographed at Pyramid Lake, early hours of 11/17.

Washoe Boulders

From a few weeks ago at Washoe Boulders with Ed and Riley.

Ed prepares himself


Riley plays spiderman


Monday, November 23, 2009

The Pendulum Swings

I was kindly berated by a friend yesterday for "maintaining" such a lonely blog.

Yeah, I know.

So for the three of you reading this, you may view it with either joy or dismay that my time is being allocated in far different ways than it was not too long ago. Priorities have been completely reorganized or even dropped completely, hence the stasis at this URL.

On one hand, "ya gotta get it while the gettin's good," and I'm up to my eyeballs in work for the first time in a long time. Between a consulting project and a longer-term non-consulting ("real") job, I've been working like a dog and getting back on track with the ol' dolla dolla billz.

On the other hand, I've been absolutely shattered when it comes to finding time for the stuff I enjoy doing extracurricularly or even getting out from in front of a computer screen. The short daylight hours aren't helping much, either.

So from famine to feast or from feast to famine, however it's viewed (I'm not entirely sure myself), the times they are a changin'.

A couple of weeks ago, I got to the pool for the second time in two months (mm hmm), and while I was suffering through the longest 1200 yards of my life, I found myself having an epiphany of sorts. Thinking about the amazing experiences I'd been a part of over the last couple of years, and how those experiences started becoming sparse as I found myself worrying about where my next tank of gas was going to come from, a thought entered my nugget: "You sure had a good run at it, didn't you?" About twelve seconds later, that came to a screeching halt.

Epiphanus interruptus. Antipiphany. What have you.

That "good run" can't be left as such. I know the next month or so is gonna be too busy, but I've gotta push that pendulum back to a healthy place. I don't exactly know the mechanics of how the next few years will conspire to help me include everything that I want to include, but I'll trust the process and my ability to set things right.

At least I've got my third eye looking out for me.

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And, thankfully, I do have a little backlog of more interesting things than my scattered thoughts that I'll be posting when I find a spare minute here and there.

Past Detritus