No, not in my personal life. I just began a new job, and I’m coming into a situation where the agency in question is working hard to grow and expand, and all of the growing pains that accompanies this kind of transition. It’s especially difficult because it’s a privately owned company and the owner is… Continue reading Chaos, Past Mistakes, and the Uphill Climb
We are getting four angelfish delivered tomorrow at 8am from AngelsPlus.com. They do their own breeding and come highly recommended overall. Since I can’t wait like a kid at Christmas time, here’s some shots of the kinds we’re getting. First off, we went for 2 of the juvenile ‘Select HR Koi Angelfish’. The video is… Continue reading The Angels on their way
We are almost out of the woods from a major aquarium disaster. Almost. About 2 weeks ago now I noticed that the water was getting cloudier instead of clearing up. The output from the filter seemed to still be fine, but I took a closer look at the filter and I’m glad I did. The… Continue reading Aquarium Update
It is no secret among my friends and online social circles that I am decidedly not a Republican, despite growing up in the middle of the Hudson Valley, where not even Franklin Delano Roosevelt was able to win the locals over to vote for a Progressive Democrat. I actually was raised in Hyde Park, FDR’s… Continue reading A Word About Retractions
After a long while away from the hobby, I have installed a 75 gallon tropical freshwater aquarium in our living room. To cycle the tank we add the fish slowly a bit at a time and wait for the Nitrogen cycle and the associated biological filter/bacterial colony to establish itself. (Waste becomes toxic ammonia which… Continue reading Fishies
The transition period of mid life keeps on settling out. After two years spent fruitlessly seeking simple clarification on my daily job duties at my last place of employment as fundamentals shifted away from my core competency to another job title entirely, I finally negotiated my own severance. The day of my ‘barbaric yawp’ post… Continue reading Reconnecting
Song of Myself, Verse 52 – Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me—he complains of my gab and my loitering. I too am not a bit tamed—I too am untranslatable; I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world. The last scud of day holds back for me;… Continue reading Yawp!