From nowhere we came, into nowhere we go. What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.

~ Attributed to Crowfoot

Help the Captain get his spaceship!

Mithril Angel Wings

Who Kicked the Hornets Nest

Finally reading the last of the Stieg Larsson trilogy and was struck by this description of one of the main characters.

“She was afraid that it was a moral issue, because that was one of his weaknesses. He was Salander’s friend. She knew her brother. She knew that he was loyal to the point of foolhardiness once he had made someone a friend, even if the friend was impossible and obviously flawed. She also knew that he could accept any number of idiocies from his friends, but that there was a boundary and it could not be overstepped. Where exactly this boundary was seemed to vary from one person to another, but she knew he had broken completely with people who had previously been close friends because they had done something that he regarded as beyond the pale. And he was inflexible. The break was forever.”

Wonder how many other people would relate to that description.

I know where at least one of my boundaries is.


I was once described as a “very bright but reticent young lady,” which I found amusing at the time, both for the flattery and the fact that I knew what “reticent” meant. There is a lot I keep tucked inside my head, where I can sort through my thoughts to make sense of them, so much life lived in daydreams. It would be fun to let more filter out again, and maybe learn to be a little less of a perfectionist along the way.

Whether this will be a photo blog, a collection of links and stories I stumble across that interest me, or insight into my actual life, is still up in the air. All I know is that over the last few weeks, I’ve figured out how to buy a domain name and install WordPress, looked through dozens of themes, customized the one I wanted, picked and cropped my header images, accidentally re-set all my settings with a new style sheet only to switch back to the one I had before, found and tested Twitter widgets and Flickr widgets and got the photos to pull in more or less the way I wanted… So yes, in short, everything but actually start posting!

So I begin now, not knowing what this will be, but content that it will become.

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