Some Change

Several weeks ago, the Beloved and I decided to spend a day at one of San Diego’s more famous tourist destinations — the San Diego Zoo. We like the Zoo, and are members, but never seem to get there as often as we’d like. So, we figured, why not? My general feeling is that a…

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Tree Huggers

I had known the day was coming, and I had avoided it for as long as possible. “It’s time,” the Beloved would say. I’d tell her I knew and then I’d find an excuse not to think about it some more. Finally, I acquiesced. It was time to move the tree. And it was breaking…

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A Fresh Look at the Cosmos?

Last week, San Diego enjoyed its yearly deluge of science-fiction, fantasy, and pop-culture during its yearly Comic-Con convention. And to be sure, there were thousands of attendees, lots of costumes and plenty of news about upcoming film and TV projects. I’ve never attended (the long lines just don’t seem worth it to me) but I…

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Houses and Homes

Perhaps my favorite quote from any book is towards the end of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: He sat down on a grassy bank and looked at the city that surrounded him, and thought, one day he would have to go home. And one day he would have to make a home to go back to.…

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A Little Muscle Stretching

It was a busy second half of March here at The Aerie. Well, actually it was a bit of a crunch time at work that precipitated a bit of neglect here and elsewhere online. The good news is that things are getting back to normal so I hope to be caught up with everything soon.…

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