From the monthly archives:

March 2009

A Confederacy of Dunces

March 31, 2009

In my opinion, A Confederacy of Dunces is a crappy novel.  I think the only reason it was published was because its author, John Kennedy Toole, killed himself.  After his death, his mommy pushed to get this piece of drivel published and Toole was (posthumously) awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.  I read the novel […]

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Gratitude? Cool Shiz?

March 30, 2009

So by writing the name once again, I’m officially giving my ascent of Fir Mountain way more pixels than it deserves – the mountain or the ascent.   I had a great day yesterday.  Woke up at about a quarter after five – fifteen minutes before my alarm was scheduled to go off – got dressed, and headed out the door.  I was […]

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A Non-Sequential Series of (Mostly Possible) Events

March 29, 2009

My alarm was set for 5:30 this morning.  I’m going to try to get up in time to get my ass to the Catskills to bushwack Fir Mountain today.  You can read about this hike in yesterday’s post (the first one).  If you’re wondering if I got up on time and/or actually got my ass […]

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Today’s Hike = Cancelled

March 28, 2009

Yeah, total change of plans between closing the laptop and waking up.  Even though my alarm was set for 5:30, I didn’t actually achieve consciousness until about 8.  After doing some quick math and qualitiative calculations vis-a-vis the comfort level of my pillows, I decided to go back to sleep and take care of errands […]

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Today’s Hike 3-28-2009

March 28, 2009

Today I’ll be hiking Fir Mountain.  At 3,620 feet, Fir is the 25th highest peak in the Catskills.  It doesn’t have a trail to the summit, so it’ll be a bushwack tomorrow.  I’m planning to head in from the parking area at Burnham Hollow Road and hike south to get to the summit.  It should […]

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No Post Today

March 27, 2009

As I got home rather late last night from the IR Magazine Awards dinner, there will be no blog post today. I will continue to update this non-post with information relevant to the lack of a blog post here at The Quixotic Jedi.  Please also feel free to follow me on Twitter, or just look […]

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Embracing Change

March 26, 2009

“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.” –George Santayana Juxtaposition: As Garth said in Wayne’s World 2:  “We fear change.” So what’s it going to be – fear of change or the embracement thereof?  To take Santayana’s statement (maybe a bit […]

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Nicole’s Novel

March 25, 2009

My friend Nicole (of multiple comment fame) has written a novel.  I’m reading it right now and “helping to edit it”.  I’m truly enjoying the process.  This is my first opportunity to dialogue with an author before the book is actually published.  I’m able to give my input as a reader, and not just “vote […]

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On Being Agnostic

March 24, 2009

I am agnostic.  An agnostic?  Whatever.  I’m open-minded about…well, everything.  Technically, this makes me a fence-sitter:  I neither believe nor disbelieve in “god”. Agnosticism basically says that there’s no way to objectively “prove” the existence or nonexistence of a deity (or deities).  This is not athiesm, which argues that there is no god.  Nor is […]

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The Princess

March 23, 2009

How about another poem from sometime during my youth?  I found this one in an old notebook, from a time when I thought it tacky to put dates on things.  Let’s call it somewhere around 1998; I was pretty active around then. In addition to omitting dates, I was also semi-averse to titles at that […]

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