From the monthly archives:

January 2010

Think Happy Thoughts

January 29, 2010

Well, this one’s for you, Scott.  And everyone else out there who texted, emailed or whatevered something along the lines of “where’s my em-effin blog post, em-effer?” I’m tired.  Work is very busy right now.  I’m working on a Taiwanese proxy solicitation and it’s eating up my time like crazy.  And I really don’t want […]

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Turned A Corner

January 26, 2010

At least, I think I have.  Maybe this would be more properly entitled “Turning A Corner” – I’m not sure. For a little longer than the last two weeks, I’ve been feeling a bit off.  Less self-confident than normal.  Kind of an irrational insecurity – I don’t really know how to describe it.  Being nervous […]

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How To Blow The Ole Engine Out

January 19, 2010

I think I’m going to be taking it easy for a little while.  I spent the first couple of weeks of the month trying to get myself back into high gear, but I think I ended up just spinning my wheels and effing up my spiritual connection.  My ego is starting to resurface.  Nothing I’ve […]

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MLK Day Off

January 18, 2010

I’m off today because the market is closed.  It’s like found money: I wasn’t expecting a day off anytime soon. Saturday I climbed Wittenberg and Cornell mountains.  I met and conversed with five different people.  Two guys in their late 40s or early 50s who were out to do some winter camping for the weekend […]

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Happy Birthday, Dr. King

January 18, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dr. King. We dream your dream.

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Today’s Hike: 1-16-2010 Cornell & Wittenberg

January 16, 2010

Today I’ll be hiking Cornell and Wittenberg mountains.  They’ll be numbers 18 and 19 of my 35 Catskill winter peaks.  I have 10 trips left and 10 weekends before March 22d. I’m off on Monday for MLK Day, so I’ll be able to get a bit ahead of schedule, I hope. View Larger Map

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Happy 101 Award

January 14, 2010

The other day, The Naked Redhead nominated me for a “Happy 101 Award” because she thought it was “hilarious to do so”.  This is kind of like a blogger chain-email thingamabob (I think).  TNR was nominated by Alex over at The Tell Tale Blog, and I was named in her post.  I think pingbacks are […]

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January 12, 2010

This will hopefully be short.  I just finished Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds.  It was pretty excellent.  I’m glad I’m done, because now I can get back to regular life sans story-obsession.  I’ll probably bring Hemingway’s short stories to work tomorrow for lunchtime reading – I doubt I’ll get too swept away with that. Big […]

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Too Bad

January 8, 2010

I’m doing it again.  Reading.  Fiction.  Science fiction, to be exact. And I’m enjoying it. It’s 12:28 and I’m struggling to write this because I want to get back to my book.  This doesn’t bode well, dear reader.  I’ve things to accomplish and I’m not sure that I won’t get sucked in to this novel […]

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On Procrastination

January 6, 2010

I’ll tell you about it tomorrow. *** The word “procrastination” is a combination of two Latin words:  pro = “for”, cras = “tomorrow”.  For tomorrow. *** Seriously, I feel like I’m back in college.  I was really hoping to hit the ground running this week, but something’s kind of holding me back.  I don’t know […]

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