please, stand by

So this little entry is a please stand by entry. A way of letting folks know I may be on something of a hiatus for the next week or two. In the meantime, in you’re desperately looking for your djbuddha fix, might I suggest listening to the DharmaRealm podcast? (A new episode is already in the works for mid-April!) Or perhaps reading my dissertation? (Rumor has it, it’ll be a book someday!)

transition, transition, transition

What I really want to say is that I can’t help but feel different. The dissertation was huge. I’ve turned that very important corner in my professional academic career. And losing Kai was rough, no doubt about it. But we’ve been making new routines, new habits, since he left, trying to get used to coming home and not being greeting by him. And when we move, I’ll be moving to a place that will have no memories of Kai attached. Which is pretty big deal when you think of all the places I’ve lived in the past nine years and how each of them was effected by that dog in some way. So things are going to be different. They already are.

the home stretch

I’ve got a brand new apartment. Which is a half-truth. It’s a new apartment, to be sure, since I’ve only lived here for six months or so. But it’s also a new-new apartment in the sense that I’ve just finished cleaning it and rearranging some furniture and hanging some art and making it livable again. […]