Slice of Life…

A moment or two of catch up. It’s been awhile, after all. Last post before my new influencers thing was in 2017. Since then, I left the Fruit Stand, did 3 yearsish as a Senior IT Specialist, left that position (Not my choice, at least partially my fault, and something I want to lay to rest, and not discuss. ), and am looking for a new gig. If you need a best in class help desk technician with an amazing desk side manner, drop me a message.

Other happenings: Pets have passed on, relatives too, dead vehicles, and replacements have stories. A couple of years ago, a life shattering event happened – that was entirely my fault, that I covered up, and other nasty bits. We are working though it, I am in therapy trying to correct and excise the issues that lead me there, and that’s the good outcome. Either you know what happened, or you don’t really need to.

We have lived through the loss of an immediate family member, an attempted suicide of one, the complete, utter and irrevocable disassociation of my maternal family, the death of my bio-father, and his brother.

I have made amazing new friends, continue to work with Utilikilts, I’ve met superb folks from all over the world. I have continued to grow with the best partner ever, helped shape two wonderful adult-ish kids, and more and more.

We are now in the time of COVID-19, aka The Rona. I’ve been more or less housebound since the beginning of March. Life is interesting.

Influencers, part 2.

No one has challenged me, but I feel like sharing some cultural things that have shaped, influenced, or moved me.
Robert Heinlein and Ginger Cat.
Today, it’s Robert Heinlein.  Wiki Yes, in today’s lights, he – well, his writing, particularly in his portrayal of women, are problematic. The filter I look through that is that he was first and foremost a commercial writer, and wrote to his audience. His non-fiction shows, to me, a different tack.

 

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Influences, part one of a bunch

No one has challenged me, but I feel like sharing some cultural things that have shaped, influenced, or moved me.

First up – Ronnie James Dio. He got a lot of crap for “dark” imagery, fantastic/fantasy elements, etc. I’m here to tell you RJD was so damned wholesome, it wasn’t even funny. He addressed child abuse (Invisible), transgenderism (Invisible), mental health (many, but Rainbow In The Dark for sure), Gaslighting/domestic abuse (Between Two Hearts), Parental gaslighting/abuse (Twisted), and so much more. His songs were couched in dark mystery, introspection, but were universally self positive, uplifting, and encouraging.

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A journey through the mind Of a Tattooed Dad.

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