Best of luck … offered with sincerity to a child

keep looking up – ~Dec 2016 / HH in durhamtown

It’s been a heck of a year, I tell ya.
We’ve seen good and bad, had ups and downs.

We’ve seen Molten Red in the snow, we’ve seen mountain and beach sunsets.

There have been important and momentous occasions this year of our lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen. Really setting a bit of a benchmark.

We’ve said goodbye … to so many, far and near.

I’ve traveled to seattle and new york, hickory and oak island.
Helped friends move.

Made new friends, lost old friends, and been stunned by friends I thought I knew, solidified the new circles I stand in.

Made it to the state fair!

Had a great visit for terrible reasons.
Had fun at work, worked kinda hard.

Saw shooting stars with Boo

continued the loving on keXp

had fun outdoor adventures not often enough, and a few indoor adventures

started new regiments that actually had impact – but sadly, it becomes routine, as opposed to instigating true change.

through the glass lightly – Dec ’16 – R&C’s place, durhamtown

I’m … confused/conflicted as to what to do. sigh.

9:41a + 20Dec2016 = tues morn // Damien Jurado & Richard Swift “Radioactivity” from Other People’s Songs, Volume 1; it’s a Kraftwerk cover!! on KEXP

end times – 2016 edition

on the drive from sad to less sad, something lovely – Nov ’16, Rome, NY

Hello.
How are you doing today?
How did we get this far into December? sheesh …

//Take me to church/ I’ve done so many bad things it hurts//
//Yeah take me to church/but not the ones that hurt/cause that ain’t the truth//
~ sinead

November was a bit of a bitch, eh?
October breezed through with its very own joy and challenge.
Sigh.

Want to see a few pics?

Well, Hali took to the costume well enough – Oct ’16, HH

Hali even tolerated the hat – Oct ’16, HH
truly stunning, Hali, stunning – Oct ’16, HH
in celebration, we burned shit – Oct ’16, Hillsborough
at Manbites Dog Theater, fanciful fiction of both Trump Card and Open House – Oct ’16, Durham
October went well enough – happy fun with the quadraped, Boo enjoyed celebrations, theater was absurd and enjoyable.
November – well … yeah.
hope in the form of flowers – Nov ‘6, MI
long may she fly, o’er the home of the free, land of the brave – Nov ’16, MI

perhaps caution and/or hazard warning is a good thing – Nov ’16, Roz
November.
Got worse, actually.
Miss ya dad.
father and son – um, Jun ’03?? Utica
See ya Dad … Oct ’14, Rome
It just won’t be for a while …
Hold the ones you love close, let the ones who are dear to you know, be a champion of those you care about. 
ciao,
:: s :: | vivere militare est |

“Keep Calm and Carry On” or “Keep Calm … and Cupcakes!”

830p//7DEc2016//a fan, in the p.en