Car buying… ugh!

This is a venting post. <lj-cut>It's definite: I need to get a new car. I hoped to get another 25,000 miles out of my 18-year-old Subaru, but that's not going to happen. I hate, hate, hate the car-buying process. I'm a lousy negotiator. The dealers are experienced and aggressive. The financial issues are complicated. If this were…

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My Silver Jubilee

Something occurred to me recently: it's my quadranscentennial. I've been involved with Wicca for 25 years. Of course, that's not a record by any measure. What do Craft Elders call someone who's been Wiccan for 25 years? Answer: "The new kid." I'm almost overwhelmed by the journey my life has taken: From my first reading of "The…

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Droning on, part 1

I’ve been involved in the outreach program of Nevis Labs, the physics lab where I work. The goal is to inform the general public of what we do and where we do it. Part of that effort are the #ScienceOnHudson talks. You can see excerpts from these talks on Nevis’ YouTube channel. If you look at the…

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Dream vs Reality

Last night I dreamed I went back to the Ren Faire as a reader. It was compelling. It brought back memories of friendships and spiritual services. As the dream ended, drifting in that hazy realm between slumber and light, I thought about contacting my old reader friends and going back to the Faire. Then I woke up.…

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Taps

It looks like my car is reaching the end of its days. I took my car to a good mechanic (J&L in Nyack) to have them figure out why the “check engine” light was on. Actually, I already knew; I’ve got a gadget (Automatic) which tells me why the car’s computer has turned that light on. In…

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The Three Doctors

No, this isn't a Doctor Who post! I've performed seven weddings so far. My rate for starting successful marriages is: Three couples are still together, two marriages ended because one of the partners passed on, and two divorces. That's roughly the national average. Note that, in order to maintain my average, Deborah Lipp is forbidden to die.…

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