Memorial Day

I know most of us, myself included, are enjoying an extra day off today.  It is Memorial Day, and the timing of it coincides with the release of students from school, so it also kind of becomes the start of Summer, and there will be picnics and parties and all of that fun stuff.  But,…

The Makeover

Surprise!  If you haven’t been on for a few days, you’ll notice that Things Look Different.  FYC has undergone…A Makeover. It was time.  See, I’ve been lax in the past year and a half.  Really, really, REALLY lax.  No energy after work, mentally, psychologically, or physically. And then I realized it was all in my…

Missing in Action!

Holy lord. Anyone outside the network of people who know I’m still alive would come to this blog and think, “Dang, she had nose surgery, ran around in a moustache-bandage, went back to bed… and was never seen again, y’all.” Never to fear, the nose recovery went swimmingly and I came out of all that…

I Walked Home From Work Today

Anyone who has been reading this thang since its inception knows that the title of this post, walking home from work, used to be a pretty typical phrase for me. Back in the Denver Days, walking to and from work (and everywhere for anything in between) was a commonality in my daily existence. I walked…

Recap 3: Arrival

There is a distinct and sudden feeling of Otherness, the second you cross over the border from eastern Texas into Louisiana.  Reclaiming the helm at a welcome center just across the line, I immediately cruised us through Shreveport, and knew I was in the right state because the pro-environmental billboard on the side of the…

And Then, of Course…

…shortly after my previous post, I came across some photos on a blog I read weekly, from New Orleans, and saw the roots of an oak tree shoving up through the brick sidewalk, and when I see that sort of thing, or other images similar to the ones I took myself (shared below, quickie pull from my…

Mardi Gras

Happy Mardi Gras, world!  Greetings, from my desk, for I am at work. Just about everywhere else, save for New Orleans and other places along the Gulf Coast, today is just a Tuesday.  The same holds true where I’m at…but I’m doing the best I can.  I’ve got the Mardi Gras Parade Cam running, via…

Voodoo Jar, Part 1

In the interests of pushing our energies toward a successful facilitation of The Move, we have started making a Voodoo jar for that purpose.  I call it a “Voodoo Jar” but it would fall more into the category of a “Witch Jar” or hoodoo, or your basic variety of root magic.  The Witch Jar, or…

Toby

Awz.  You turn 12 today.  Happy birthday, my sweet-face grumpy ol’ man pup! Love you, buddy.   Lessgo pee on stuff in the park!

Alley Art

Humans, by nature, walk through life with a compulsion to leave their mark on the world.  It’s inherent in our makeup, whether one is shooting for a Nobel Prize as a result of something Big, or whether it’s the creation of a child to carry on one’s genes, or the seeking-out of fame.  Sometimes, though,…