I have finally, finally managed to make successful bread here.  The altitude and dryness have presented problems, but perseverance and experimentation have paid off:

Air Quality

I don’t have too much to say here, but I wanted to mention that the air quality in Boulder is surprisingly bad, or I’m really spoiled.  It smells like London sometimes.  While that’s nice and nostalgic, that’s not what I expect from such a small bike-and-pedestrian friendly city renowned for its hippy attitudes.  Of course, …

Crap Day!

Things turned crap!  The highlights being my phone died (email me if you need me; I check it all the time) and a kitchen cabinet falling off the wall.  I’ll wake up and things will be better, I hope. On the other hand, in reply to my email about it, my landlord suggested that after …

January Thaw

So, today is my birthday. And a federal holiday. Coincidence? Yeah. But I am glad to be getting a new president for my birthday (it won’t arrive until tomorrow) and to have the day off. Today was marked (so far) by a hike up Mt. Sanitas in short sleeves, and will be marked soon by …


It’s balm for the soul. I’ve not gotten out to the contra out here until tonight, and it was well-worth it. I don’t know that I have much to say about it, besides altitude is surprising and the people were nice — I got a few chances to chat with folks. Also, they clap on petronellas …

Good Things Keep Happening

I don’t know quite what’s gotten me on this blogging binge, but I’ll keep at it as long as I have things to say.

What I have to say now concerns serendipity, and a positive attitude.  I feel that, in my life, very little happens that is bad, very little goes wrong.  In fact, there are a number of things I can think of that may have seemed like they were bad, or went wrong, but in fact turned out for the (likely) better. Continue readingGood Things Keep Happening

More on Pirahã

…which I keep wanting to type as “piranha”. A mysterious commenter known only as “X” posted a link to this abstract.  I didn’t approve the comment, as the poster was too mysterious, but the article looks interesting, though in a somewhat dubious location on the internet. However, one thing mentioned in the abstract seemed worth …


Wow, what a way to wake up.  Zero to sixty, as it were.  A guaranteed way to have me feel awake on the greyest of days is to have snow, snow and more snow coming down.