Friday, June 15, 2012

So the guy who got me interested in politics in high school and who got me back into church is now a fan of skeptic Christopher Hitchens and doesn't vote.  The world is a topsy turvy place.

- Jim

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Well, now things are... better.  I'll be online for the foreseeable future.  That very big problem actually managed to mostly get fixed, turning it into a much more manageable issue. 

However... in all the excitement, my sister had a sort of mini seizure.  It as probably less stress related and more like... um, heat stress related.  Things have quieted down on their own though, but it's atypical both in the event and the followup.  I'm not sure how to handle that idea.  Yeah, I'm happy it seems to be over, but I'm nervous when things go differently than they usually do.

"Usual" is a relative term, of course. 

Anyway, just figured I'd give an update, such as it is.

- Jim

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Well, things are worse.  One of the bad things about living in the situation I do is that while it's cheap, every so often, finances tend to explode due to bad decisions.  Not mine, of course, but they always seem to explode farther than I can mitigate.

So here we are again.

At any time it seems I will likely be offline.  If that happens, it we be for a long, long time.

- Jim

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

It's been a period of upheaval these past days.  I'm handling it as best I can, but my usual diplomatic self is well, not my usual diplomatic self.  So I've been keeping myself offline as much as possible and off social media as much as I can.  I still check messages and reply if needed, but I'm limiting my participation in everything else.  I should be back in 8 days.  I hope.

For the moment, my priorities are just trying to stay sane.  In the future, if things work out, my priorities will be far different.  I'm not going to repeat this process any more than I have to.

Unfortunately, expect more of these periods for a while.  We must all pay for the consequences of our actions and of those around us.

- Jim