July 2, 2018


Going to California: Day 1 - Seattle, WA, to Portland, OR

I left immediately after work today and ended up in Portland. My knees are cold. It has been mostly sunny and in the low 60s. There were some scattered raindrops around Tacoma. I didn't pack a tent this time so it will be hotels and motels the whole way down. I don't have much time but my intention is to go as far south as I can along US-101 and CA-1. On the 11th I will turn around and head home up I-5. I hate riding on interstates. Tomorrow I'll head to Crescent City or so. The nice thing about this trip is that after I actually get to California, I don't really care how far I get after that. So if one hundred miles is all I make in a day then so be it. This should be somewhat relaxing, I'd hope.

Occasionally I think how nice it would be to believe in a higher power, a god, even just a conspiracy theory. A deity, malignant or benevolent, would be helpful sometimes just to give me some way to explain the way this country, this world is being so managed and why things are turning out the way they are. It'd be reassuring to think that there is a reason for where we are and where we seem to be going and that it will all work out and that it is all in pursuit of some larger goal, some greater good. That would be nice.

Rather, it seems we are directed only by nihilists and narcissists, madmen and morons. Maybe those are our gods? Maybe they are the gods we deserve. After all, we sure seem to be worshiping them as though they are.

June 23, 2018


June 2, 2018


Ah, Port Angeles. Washington. The state. The United States.

May 29, 2018


Danielle took this and sent it to me.

May 28, 2018



May 19, 2018


Went to a baseball game last night.

Today's hits, yesterday!

May 18, 2018


In 2018 it is more dangerous to be in school than to be in the military. Well, not exactly, proportionally. But it makes for a good headline.

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