I am not lost…

September 15, 2018

Vacation? Never Heard Of It…

Filed under: General,Personal — R @ 10:41 pm
Tags: , , , , , ,

So every once in a while someone inevitably asks me something about vacation. Either they ask when the last time I took a vacation was, or we’re talking about theirs and I comment that I’m jealous, or something. But somewhere along the line, it turns into a question of why I don’t take vacations.

And here’s the honest answer: I can’t.

(more…)

Advertisements

March 5, 2018

End of an Era

Filed under: Personal — R @ 5:00 pm
Tags: , , , ,

In May of 2008, in order to take the place of our last lost cat Jamie, we brought home a tiny fluffy black kitten.  Dad always tells the story that she kept clawing at the box, one arm through the airhole, determined to get out. He always says that he was worried he’d have to pull the car over and just leave it to the cat.

By the time he got her home, she was covered in her own mess, spooked and dirty. He cleaned her up, and when my mother and I got home, they were curled up, fast friends. Zaphod has been my dad’s cat ever since.

(more…)

September 12, 2017

RIP

Filed under: Personal — R @ 9:17 am
Tags: , ,

So I meant to have a post up for you yesterday. I was going to write it when I got home. But about halfway through my day, I got news that one of my dear friends from college had lost his mom to cancer on the 4th.

I’m still a little shaken, if I’m honest. She was an amazing woman, and I’ve left a lot of promises to her unanswered…and now I can never fulfill them.

You’ll have a book review post tomorrow, and with luck, I’ll have a fiction post for Friday. But I wanted to explain why I was gone. (Last Friday I was on the road and thought I had a post up. Whoops.)

I miss you, Diane. I’ll make sure to cheer extra loud down here for Mike.

August 7, 2017

Whoops

Filed under: Personal — R @ 8:11 pm
Tags: , , ,

I…may be having trouble getting up and moving on this again. >.>

MEA CULPA PLEASE FORGIVE ME

If nothing else, I did just update my Patreon? So hey, that’s a thing you can check out. ANYWHO LET’S TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE INTERESTING

(more…)

July 31, 2017

Back from the Dead

Filed under: Personal — R @ 5:00 pm
Tags: , , ,

Well hello there, stranger. Come here often?

Damn, it’s been a wild ride. Let’s see, what have I been up to while I was gone?

(more…)

July 20, 2017

Death of an Inspiration

This is going to be a weird topic for me to come briefly out of hiatus for, but the more I thought about it, the more I needed to get my thoughts out in a coherent way on the topic. I’ve just seen the news that Chester Bennington, the lead vocalist for Linkin Park, has committed suicide by hanging.

We lost Chris Cornell in much the same way, not too long ago. About 2 years back now, I wrote about one of the members of the YouTube group Cyndago, Daniel Kyre, dying in the same fashion. Robin Williams…I mean, the list goes on. And as much as all of these have affected me in some way, Chester’s death affects me as a writer.

Bear with me.

(more…)

June 12, 2017

State of the Rion

I figure we’ll talk personal today. It’s a fitting day to do such. Besides, a lot has happened since the last time I updated you. (Since I can’t remember when that was.)

(more…)

May 15, 2017

Learning About Myself

Being unemployed gives me a good chunk of time to look at myself and how I work, because in all technicality, it puts me in the situation I want to be in. Able to devote all my time to writing and other such endeavors, able to focus only on what I want to focus on, all the time in the best part of the day to go walking…

Of course, what it usually turns into is hours of me staring at Youtube, occasionally playing some video games, and then writing for about half an hour each night so that I don’t lose my streak on 4thewords. Not exactly productive.

So what exactly is it that puts me here, instead of where I want to be? Can I get better at it?

(more…)

May 8, 2017

Bullet Journal Update

So I’m not sure I’ve really updated you all since the beginning of my endeavor into the world of bullet journaling. I started in September and had the very best of intentions. November came and…well…yeah. November happened. It’s been spotty for a while, but I’m making a concerted effort to get back up and running with my bujo beginning with today, and the week ahead. Especially since I have a new job (!!!! FINALLY) it’s going to be very important for me to stay organized and make sure all of the things I need to do stay together.

Also, I think a bullet journal or two for work will be a good idea.

(more…)

May 1, 2017

May Day, Mayday!

So yeah, you may notice this is going up late. Apologies, it’s been…a time.

Here’s the state of the Rion:

(more…)

Next Page »

Blog at WordPress.com.