There Were Days Between

There were days, there were days, There were days between. Summer flies and August dies, And the world grows dark and mean. Comes a shimmer of the moon On dark, infested trees; Singing man is at his song, The holy on their knees, The reckless are out wrecking, The timid plead their pleas. No one … Continue reading There Were Days Between

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Vacation is Dead (Long Live Vacation!)

Like Merlin returning from Bermuda in the animated Sword in the Stone, I’m BACK, fresh off a glorious week spent smack on the elbow of Cape Cod. I’d probably be dead or lobotomized were it not for vacations like this one. And look, this isn’t an advice column - I’m not here to tell you … Continue reading Vacation is Dead (Long Live Vacation!)

Lammas in the Retrogrades

One of the things I hate the most is being forced against my will to take good advice. I hate it even more if it seems like I’m being forced to take good advice by fucking meddling planets. I can accept that a certain degree of my existence is at the mercy of the Wheel of … Continue reading Lammas in the Retrogrades

Careening Toward a Solstice

This is the season of the forest fairies and the drunken wood-elves, of light and gold and burning life. I cannot overstate how much I love the month of June. These past couple of months seem to have blasted by, an edgy jumble of harsh chaos accompanied by an undercurrent of confidence that all is … Continue reading Careening Toward a Solstice

I totally wasn’t done – there’s meteors and Jerry Garcia and PLANS

That's what happens when I get started. Few more things I wanted to go over that didn't make it into this morning's post. DON'T FORGET THE METEORS Everybody wants to talk about the upcoming eclipse. All eclipse all the time. Eclipse eclipse eclipse, yeah, yeah. Am I bitter and jealous because I didn't make special … Continue reading I totally wasn’t done – there’s meteors and Jerry Garcia and PLANS

Summer vacation is over

[Author's Note: This was initially written several days ago, but not posted immediately.] Some, unready to let go, may accuse me of jumping the gun here. Labor Day isn't until next week! September doesn't even start until Thursday! And technically, summer doesn't even end for three and a half more weeks! All true - though … Continue reading Summer vacation is over

Taking a vacation from a vacation while on vacation

As this week - my first paid vacation week in almost exactly a year - winds to a close, we simultaneously bear down on Lammas, which marks the transition from the heart of summer to the earliest incarnations of the harvest. Without sermonizing (yet - there's still plenty of time), I find myself with a … Continue reading Taking a vacation from a vacation while on vacation