Edmonds Point

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Sleep / Neighbors

     Still not sleeping well.  This morning a neighbor decided to help that by starting his roofing project while I was still asleep.  Needless to say I wasn’t still asleep for long.  I really need to be somewhere in the boonies where it’s six miles between me and my nearest neighbor.  Problem is I need broadband access to maintain Eskimo.

      When I moved out to Shoreline, more than three decades ago, all behind us was undeveloped, and our neighbors were all old and we were young.  Our old neighbors weren’t very active.  All of our old neighbors have died or moved, mostly died.  Now we’ve got new young, active, and loud neighbors.

Mei at Dog Park

     Took Mae to the Dog Park in Mountlake Terrace today.  She had been really restless and quite a pest all day.


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Tree Harbor Island Alki Bainbridge Night

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West Seattle / Harbor Island Night

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Soho / Harbor Island at Night

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Harbor Island / Alki at Night

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Driver Courtesy

     Even though the lane this person wanted to be in was totally full of traffic, he couldn’t just wait in the driveway for it to clear, he had to bolt out in front of me, make me pounce on the brakes, and block my lane.  Gotta love it.

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Shoreline, Seattle Still Grey

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Raymond and Mei

     Raymond, my 24 year old unemployed play video games until 5AM son and our Doberman, Mei.  Raymond prefers not to have her company but Mei knows he is a sound sleeper and she, like every Doberman we’ve had, is sneaky.

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It is Well With My Soul

     In prison church we frequently sang this hymn, and knowing the history behind this (which is briefly outlined at the beginning of this video), I couldn’t help but feel a great sense of hope whenever we did.  Even now after I’ve been out for more than three years, many things feel strange, many things feel difficult, I’ve lost my mother, I don’t how much longer my father will be around, I am estranged from two of my children, I’m not legally allowed to contact one of them, all of this is hard, but in this hymn and in the Lord, I still find hope.

A video I did in Interactive Multimedia Class

Wood Pile

      If you look closely at the log in the lower left of this picture, you can see it started out as two branches and merged into one after about three years of growth.  There are initially two sets of growth rings but they become one after about three years.

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Trees

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Flowers and Trees

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Color

     I used to have problems getting color to come out okay with this camera but I think I’ve got it figured out.

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It’s Slightly Better Today

Today, there are blue gaps between the grey.

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Thinking of Coming to Seattle?

     If you’re thinking of coming to Seattle, here’s a preview of our weather (this was Monday May 11th 2015):

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Many Worlds Dream

     Had a dream where I saw many different time lines for my life, alternate “me”s if you will, displayed as two dimensional slides in a 360 degree layout, in an otherwise totally dark void, like the old slide projectors with the rotary slide trays.  I had the impression I could pick a different one and continue my life on another time line.  So I tried to pick one that I hadn’t screwed up quite so badly but wasn’t able to and so returned to the time line I was on.

Sleep Deprivation

     My wife works nights, but has been on vacation and her hours, my son Raymond’s hours, and other factors are making sleep very difficult for me (which is why I ended up taking a nap yesterday afternoon).  I take antihistamines for allergies this time of year, and I’ve already adapted to them which makes most over the counter sleep aids useless.  I seem to have developed a tolerance to melatonin as well and it no longer seems effective.  It’s hard to be productive, especially when it involves complex work as this often does, on inadequate sleep.

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