pre-dawn vending machine trip

Hit up the soda machine this AM. It's 5:35 right now, so there is no sun in the sky, no street lamps in the parking lot - near total darkness between here and the laundromat (which is across the courtyard). I mean sure, there is the light coming off…

recalling "open road" stuff

I go to file my taxes at 11:00 today, and will leave here slightly before (well, a half hour before, because I am going down to Crystal City, Missouri to file them, and I am up in South St Louis County, so it is a bit of a drive)…

low-sleep night

I slept maybe 2 hours, if that. I will sleep again before sunrise, I am sure. But in the meantime, it is time for coffee and writing :) I am purposely not having a pipe right now, because then I would just barely sip the coffee, and write even less, and…

living in respite

I feel that my life is fairly calm. Fairly mundane, and sometimes uneventful - but calm, easy-going, and peaceful, nonetheless. Some may refer to this as a "solitary" existence (even though I see people (IRL) on a fairly regular basis, and I get out in the neighborhood (or even the…

coffee it will be, then

It's 5:00 PM, and the sun is halfway set, and I think of "what to do?" as I make coffee and run the dishwasher. As I have nothing particularly interesting to do, but at the same time, I sort of like it that way. So, some things I am…