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Dusty Sage

I've been writing online for thirty years. One of these days I might actually get good at it.

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  • 260 weeks
    Falling behind

    I'm getting to the point where just keeping up is beyond my dwindling capacities. I'm not sure what's going on, but I suspect I'm not going to like it when I find out.

    Anyway, I apologize for having been such a lousy correspondent this year.

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  • 274 weeks
    Having gone wandering off somewhere

    Of late, I seem to have been overtaken by events: my health has taken a turn for the worst, I wrecked my car, and the guy they hired to help me out at work has moved away. (Another guy has drawn the short straw.) I'm still alive, but it's not something I much feel like bragging about.

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  • 315 weeks
    A night at the beer garden

    I mean, I'm not allowed beer anymore, at least not until I get off some of these damnable medications, but our little table had massive fun discussing Jenga, photography, classic and modern weaponry, beer (of course) -- and ponies. Apparently they'd read my stuff. Who knew?

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  • 326 weeks
    Newer avatar

    Regular visitors will remember that I'd asked the estimable LeekFish to knock out a sketch for my, um, OC. I posted it here, and it was well received; our own Twifight Sparkill came up with an idea, and heck, there's no reason you shouldn't see it here, especially since she's revised it to give me a more, um, scholarly look. (The LeekFish original is still in the sidebar at

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  • 329 weeks
    Back in the Real World

    I think I would rather spend two weeks in the Everfree, trying to avoid everything that can kill me, and in the Everfree I assume everything can kill me, than one more minute in a hospital room.

    That said, their definition of "on the mend" doesn't quite coincide with mine.

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Nearly flat on my back · 9:26pm Jul 11th, 2016

Two weeks in hospital; maybe half a week more. It's an uncertain future I face, but doesn't everyone?

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Comments ( 8 )

Uncertain, yes, but it's usually uncertainty over two better options. All the best, and let's hope for the shorter term option.

Thanks. I'm still spooked by the experience, but I figure that was probably unavoidable.

I wish. By now -- this has been going on for the better part of a month -- I'm surprised I'm not actually done for.

Oh dear. Oh dear. I'm very worried about you.

Oh dear. I'm freaking out. OH DEAR.


It's technically not life-threatening, in the sense that it will probably not kill me. That said, it's put enough of a dent in the life I had to plunge me into the Slough of Despond.

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