Sunday, October 12, 2014

GONE FISHIN'


Hello, folks. I didn't want to do this, but with the coming moving to the new location, and all the packing up [and fretting about things not going smoothly all the time] and upgrading my current residence for the chance at a decently quick sale, I just can't concentrate on writing something worth writing about at the moment.

Since I won't just toss trivial non-think at you, I've got to just "retire" until this move settles down. So, I'm putting up the "Gone Fishin'" sign in the store window. This hiatus will be at least a month and probably more --- I don't want to just move boxes over there and let them rot. I really want my library [and my active life] to get functional again. I'm tired of the chaos both in environment and in mind.

So, blessings to you all as we near the three great holidays of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Each of them is necessary to our souls. Maybe after the completion of our current trip around the Sun I'll be able to "create" again. Peace.


Hmmmm.... don't let the "bad things" get you.


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  1. Awesome pictures! Looking forward to your stories of the one that got away when you return!

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  2. I likewise look forward to your return!

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  3. Hope all is going smoothly with your transition. I too look forward to your return.

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    1. The transition is very busy and complicated and the packing of everything up pretty boring --- but that's the way of a massive house shifting. The energy-depressor in all this is that the completion of the new extension at the to-be-my-home consistently slides later into the calendar. My buddy says "just before Thanksgiving", but my gut says "just before Christmas". As far as Blogging is concerned, just getting over there won't be the relief needed to start up again, as I will have to reorder all of my own resources as well as all of SITUs just to get things in some shape. I speculate that this amounts to at least 500 bankers boxes worth of organizing to do. So, I'm still a ways off of getting back into normalcy, whatever that is.

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  4. I miss your usually rather erudite and edifying posts, but as you note, sometimes it's obviously much more important to "just get things done" of a more practical nature, such as your move and sorting out all the myriad issues and materials that entails. I wish you luck, and hope that my late this year or more likely early next year, you're then once again able and willing to return to blogging.

    I'm involved in a major move myself (oh, only just about 2 or 3 tons, literally, to be sorted, packed, transported and then moved in or stored, really nothing compared to "500 bankers boxes" of stuff), so you have my full sympathy and empathy in doing what's required.

    It really would be best, to clear the requiste "mindspace" to get everything well-organized and "in place" for easy/indexed access after the physical labor of the move before getting back into posting more, so good luck with all that. It's a massive job.

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  5. Another good wish for your resettlement and transition, from another reader of your excellent blog (recently stumbled upon). Great discussions you've posted, I'm reading them with interest. BTW I lived in Kalamazoo 1970s/1980s, as a WMU student. Got my undergrad in Comparative Religion, and masters in anthropology there.

    With thanks from out there in reader land for your good seasonal wishes - hoping you have a cool yule and a smooth transition. I look forward with crossed fingers to further interesting, informed perspectives, when you resume - in due course and good time.

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    1. Thanks for the good vibes. I had many Anthropology students take my general education classes in that era. One of my best was in the Science and Parascience course, Amy Campbell. She did two fantastic studies on 1]. the Loch Ness monster, and 2]. Stonehenge and megalithic engineering. I knew Alan Jacobs fairly well --- pretty adventurous minded fellow. Gave me a packet of sand from the original Trinity NM ABomb test site. Still radioactive. Fortunately for me the WMU radiation control officer could eventually take it from me. Pretty much all good memories and stories from those old days.

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    1. Thanks, Friend. They go well so far, but the new house goes even slower than before --- delaying everything further. I'm thinking of risking offending my house buddy contractor and telling him that I want at least the Anomalies Library room done immediately [to be able to accept my stuff so that I can work on restoring it]. If this can't be done ASAP, then I'm going to say that I want to "buy" a different crew to finish that room --- and take the cash dollar hit. .... but it's a small issue in a life which has much to be thankful for. Happy Holydays to you and all.

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  7. Hello Prof, I can't let the season pass without wishing you the best for Christmas and the New Year.

    All the best to you, your family and to the like-minded folk who read and post on the Big Study. :)

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    1. Hi, my friend. My best wishes for you too. Christmas, even without blood family, has been good so far, and I think that I'm getting a handle on two of my health issues [blood pressure and blood glucose --- wood-knocking good readings lately.] ... hmmm... unintended "blood" theme there, but since it's all good, it's all good. Hope to meet you face-to-face someday; my group's next get-together is in May, then maybe another in September/October. Happy Holydays.

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  8. Hope you are well professor and Happy New Year to you and all the others who contribute to the Big Study. All the best. Lee Dines.

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    1. Thank you, Lee, and happiest of New Years to you.

      I'm going to push a little extra funding at my builder buddy to get more competent workers to finish what will be the new anomalies resources room over at the new house. That will at least allow me to begin putting the research collection back into useable order, which will give me something to do, and be a step back to exploration and normalcy [if my way of living can fit somehow into the word "normal".] Light still exists even if the Tunnels are long.

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  9. Fifty years later your mind is still fascinating Professor. Keep meditating and walking for that control your body needs to right those BP and glucose numbers.

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    1. Thanks for the compliment old grad school buddy. Mind still works, I think. Body feels the Time. Still working on the Heart [spiritually].

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