It sounds horrible, doesn’t it? Like we’re using people, hanging out with them only because they have a nice car or because they often pick up the bill for lunch. I wrote here about utility like it’s a bad thing, but what if we use people for their company? Does that make it different? And is that better, on an ethical continuum, than ditching people because they’re bad company?
I have people in my life whom I find irritating and infuriating, yet I also love them all to bits. From time to time sometimes remarks on a friendship I have (Read more…)
I wanted to write to you, to tell you that I’m trying really hard to be positive right now. That I’m trying really hard to think about the things that can go right instead of the things that have gone wrong. I wanted to write and tell you about my friend who’s had his heart […]
We had just finished setting up our tent in among the buildings, although the buildings were in the wrong configuration. It was a farm I’d never been to before, in the disguise of one that, were I a bitter, unforgiving soul, I would charge with having taken too many lives. A couple of fox kittens Continue reading →
A Story About Crows for @lizzers_ Once Upon a Time, I lived far north of here in a “ranch-style bungalow” on a hill in a city bound by a river. The city itself still had many Wild Places. Not the kind of wild places where one might go after a night in one’s cups, but the kind of Wild Places … Continue reading →
Sherlock & John
I watched the first episode of the new season of Sherlock last night. There’s a sub-plot with no spoilers here: John Watson gets engaged to Mary. Mrs. Hudson, the landlady, is shocked that he’s engaged to a woman since he and Sherlock were obviously so close – and so soon after his passing and all. John vehemently objects to the insinuation that he is now, or ever was, gay.
In class before the break I read a bit about Montaigne’s affection for La Boétie, and the very first comment I got from a pretty enlightened group (Read more…)
Stephen Harper pro-rogued the Parliament for a reason. He needed more time to have fun with his friends.
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger
Well hello summer, garden, friends. I have decided to go ‘Cold Turkey’ and pack in Facebook and Twitter for awhile.
I have been hacked well over a dozen times causing me to change my passwords over and over but then in a day or so they still manage to screw it up so I cannot access need a new pw etc.
Those who know me can call or email. I will still run my blog Cowichan Conversations-http://richardhughes.ca for awhile and rediscover life without FB and twitter. Could be much better, possibly, maybe, we will see. <sigh>:-)
I can’t stop thinking about you. It’s strange, and I don’t believe you’re gone. I never thought of picturing a world without you in it. I don’t want to picture that world now. I wonder if she mourned you or whether your death came as a relief. Whether she stood in the living room with [...]
I know it’s trite and overdone, but this is pretty much how things are going today:
I don’t think I can properly express how thankful I am for the people I have the good fortune to have crossed paths with. Hopefully, you know who you are. Whatever else gets thrown at me, know that I am thankful for you.
I woke this morning keenly aware of the distance between us and sad because of my loneliness for you. I asked myself, was it so very bad? And the answer of course was no. But, as the dude says something … Continue reading →
I have begin my “40 by 40″ challenge. I’ve decided to write (and send by post) 40 letters; one to each of 40 individuals who email me and ask for a letter, before I turn 40 (this won’t happen for … Continue reading →
Isobel Springett was interviewed on CBC Radio’s The Current on Wednesday morning. As I’m away from my computer and the internet for a few days, here’s some videos that Isobel uploaded to YouTube that feature best friends Kate the Great Dane and Pippin the Deer. Have a wonderful Friday! * * More links: CBC Radio: [...]
Riot gear: what the well-dressed shopper is wearing in Florida these days, courtesy of newly-minted blogger “Left Over”, who also happens to be a long-lost, recently re-discovered meat space friend of mine. (I love the Internets.) You know her as commenter “cityprole” — hop on over and welcome her to the ‘sphere!