Spectral Orb

What does Sussex County, Spectral Orb and Ikea have in common? That’s right, nothing. Today I did upholster “ol’ Chrome Domes” high back chair and also finished the two bookshelves. His Chromium DomeReflects the moonlightLike a Spectral OrbIn the middle of the nightA ghastly siteHis hairless headScares many a child You’d think he was DeadHe’s not a clownBut something far worseHis old beat up…

Haunted Harvest Moon

Well, today is the first day of my favorite season. Last year was a total disaster and write off. Autumn was all but ruined by both the smoke from the fires, Covid, and the biggest asshole I’ve ever experienced – Dirtbag Trump. That year of politics running up to and even past the election was a total dumpster fire. This year we were spared…

The (spineless) Protagonist

Today was great for a Monday. I was lamenting the end of the weekend late yesterday (my weekends are as close to perfect as you can get). But work was great today. Crazy how I still like work after 40 years in I.T. Guess I chose the right career! OK, ol’ “Floppy Disk” needs a spine so he can sit in this chair (well,…

Halloween 666 Series: Part 3 – The Death of Radio

When I thought about The Raven and quite a few poems and stories that Poe wrote where he suffers the loss of his young wife, I asked myself if I have lamented anything like that in my life. The answer is luckily, no. My relatives who passed lived a good life and a full life – so while sad, it felt natural and normal….

Ghostorola

Tomorrow will be an exciting day in the Imaginary Puppet Theatre. Photo shoot number three in the 666 series will go down. Be There or be square. Ghostorola (shown above) will be a central character in the “show”. She’s a real beauty. The theme will be The Death of Radio. I’ve recently come around to the thought that like a human, things also have…

R.I.P. Radio

The movie “Contact” was both good – and bad, but most of it was good. I especially liked the opening scene where Radio and TV signals were travelling out into outer space – to be heard by aliens I suppose. They were from every decade since radio was invented – but more so commercial radio. When I was a kid there still was music…

Nevermore

I’ve been doing my usual annual reading of Edgar Allan Poe this (almost) Autumn, and I can see clearly that I identify much more with his poetry than his short stories. I love his poetry – its just so much easier to read and flows in a way where I can stay with it. His short stories are awesome, but it requires that I…

Gumballs

Last night we had some slight rain – and I only saw ONE lightning flash. I think the Bay Area dodged a bullet this year – unlike last. The day was so beautiful – after a very Fall like sunrise – the sky was so blue and the air so clear. This combined with awesome Fall light – and it was a perfect day….

Sgt. Pepper

Crazy busy day, but I squeezed this little ditty in. I used the Theremini to start and it was set on the classic Theremin sound.

Late Summer Scenes

On our bike ride to Alamo this past weekend, I saw a lone Canadian Thistle along the bike path – dried out as they do during summer. Summer officially ends in just two weeks. I used to mark time in my Ham Radio hobby with how the radio band propagation changed – I could usually make better (farther) contacts during the Autumnal and Vernal…