BlogHer Writing Lab – January Theme: Balance
January 28 – Prompt: Do you prefer to workout alone or with a friend?
Comet is a dog. A puppy, actually. As I write this, Comet is 6.5 weeks old.
He will move in with us (barring unforeseen disaster) in a couple of weeks. We’re getting him in hopes that maybe, just maybe, a dog in the home will be a benefit to our son, who has high-functioning Autism, among other challenges. Continue reading
Many months ago, I made a one-gallon batch of an experimental beer I called Baltimorphic Complex. I called it this, because I wanted to brew something special for the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting, which was to be held in Baltimore in November (it’s going on right now, in fact).
Baltimorphic Complex is a Belgian-ish ale that used Old Bay for flavoring, an intentional nod to Baltimore. It wound up being totally delicious, and I knew I wanted to make another batch. Continue reading
National Blog Posting Month – November 2015
November 3 Prompt: What did you think was the coolest job in the world when you were younger? Do you still feel that way now?
I’ve been studying 14th century German longsword for over a year now. It’s a wonderful martial art which has help me recover some (and make gains in other areas) of my physical prowess that’s rather fallen apart with middle age and parenthood.
Recently, I learned a new guard in which you hold the sword low and in front of you, pointed off to the side. This guard, in the German tradition, is called Schrankhut (the barrier guard). See some photos here of real longsword practitioners demonstrating the guard.Continue reading
It’s November. This means three things to add to my daily schedule that aren’t there for the rest of the year. Continue reading