Monday, January 23, 2006

Busy weekend. Birthdays. Work meetings. Sorority formals. Getting bitten by the meanest ferret ever (aka Cap'n Fuzzbeard) and even a bit of salsa dancing.

It occurs to me that I may be keeping myself busy just to keep myself from being introspective. I'm writing it down because I'm trying not to think about it.

I'm reading about Miyamoto Mushasi. It is hard to separate the man from the legend. Except for what he actually wrote. The greatest swordsman that ever lived and I can still hear his voice.


My schedule is approaching something almost normal. I've been going to sleep around two and getting up around 7 or 8. I guess that's not normal, but certainly much more regular. Like fiber for the circadian rhythms.

I made some dogtags at work today. Like most of the pet merchandise I buy, I intend to wear them myself. One tag says my name (legal, not my common name) and my social security number, much like my official and long-since-lost Army tags. The other tag says "Above all else, do no harm." I heard the phrase on an episode of Deadwood. It was uttered by a shell-shocked doctor. I'm not sure why I put that on the dogtag. I'm not exactly a pacifist.

I guess I'm just going to try and follow the spirit if not the letter. We'll see what happens.

If it doesn't work out I can always make new dogtags.

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