Steve P Brady

Time stamp: Summer Solstice 2023. “Salomon Trismosin, Splendor solis"1582 (Image)

“ Why does everything act as if they’re in a sitcom? I think is emotional pornography. All the families are happy and sassy and quick, everyone has a one-liner. Well, my dad was boring. I was boring. Everybody in my family was boring. We had no one-liners. We’re all fucked up. That’s what I want to see animated. I would love to see real life in animation. I actually think it’s urgent. think it’s urgent to see real life in animation.” - Guillermo Del Toro on the current state of animation.

“The truth is always something that is told, not something that is known. If there were no speaking or writing, there would be no truth about anything. There would only be what is.”

– Susan Sontag

Paying for my Father’s Day extended cheat day. Lousy sleep last night, achy and no energy this morning. Why do I do this again? Time for some clean eating and zone 2 cardio to get back on track.

Car show downtown today. Of all the amazing automobiles, it’s the trucks that get me. (Image)

“The Holy Grail descends on Sir Galahad” - stained glass window by Veronica Whall, in King Arthur’s Great Halls in Tintagel, Cornwall, England ca.1930 (Image)

Attended my 26th 8th grade banquet last night. The more things change the more they stay the same. 3 more wake ups until summer vacation officially starts.

Really sad to see Cormac McCarthy has left us. THE ROAD will probably always be a top 10 book for me. Totally gutted when I first read it. One of the things I love about him is that his first novel, “The Orchard Keeper,” was published in 1965, but he toiled in near obscurity until his 1992 National Book Award-winning ALL THE PRETTY HORSES. If you’re a writer, you write. Just keep going.

I’ve been playing around with my domain’s home page for a while. Work in progress, but here is what I have so far.

It’s -11F outside this morning. Feels like temp says -31! Suffice to say this weekend’s trail run ain’t gonna happen. ❄️

Buffet yourselves against the winds my friends.

“It takes two things to bowl over a tree — a heavy wind outside and decay inside. Much of the moral wreckage is caused by inner cynicism — a disgust with life’s futility, an inability to see sense in it. A person in that mood is an easy mark for the next high wind.”

—Art Sisson

My response from now on when someone sees me just sitting at my desk reading a book.

“Leisure is not entertainment. Leisure is in fact a kind of contemplation where you do things for their own sake, merely because they’re good to do. It’s a celebration.” —Dr. R.J. Snell

Monday’s after work album: Synchronocity, by The Police.

Things learned at age 50. I really can’t cook an omelette. 🍳

There are more things on the internet, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your timeline.

💡That was quick! Cooking by candle light was fun though.

….and the power is out. 🤞It’s not a long one.

January 23rd 2023. First snow day of the year.

Deep in the woods after a light snow = my happy place. ❄️

Hello post holiday flu/head cold.

How I haven’t missed you.

Last night we went to a one-man-performace of A Christmas Carol at the Mathra Mary Chapel in Sudbury. And as someone who does not count this story as a favortie I really enjoyed it.

Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village in the first snow storm of the year.

Reward for today’s mountain miles.

Back to the lab again-

Stop pushing. Most things that are going to happen will happen of their own accord.

Spring comes, and the grass grows.