bound of the haskervilles and long division

Adam recently finished reading Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Hound of the Baskervilles and it seemed only fair at his urging that I should give J.K. Rowling a spin and I just got done with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and now I’m making headway into the fourth year at Hogwarts and so far I’m finding the series to be a satisfying literary diversion and as Adam waits with bated breath upon my completion of each chapter, hopefully the feeling can last for all seven books although I can’t say the same for the film adaptations.

As this is my first post in many months and the beginning chapter of the new year 2017 (not to mention Friday the 13th my lucky number) part of me would like to write a not-so minor essay about the coming year and my hopes and dreams (big things and so forth) but as I am not a Big Deal Danny sort of person it seems better to let things unfold small and uncontrived as possible, sneaking a big thing or two of consequence and artifice into the middle of the occasional thousand word run-on jumbles which mainly offer glimpses of regular, little going-on stuff that make up the whole of my existence: Books, long division, haunting rejection, enormous piles of kelp at low tide, mischievous boys, ukuleles, Lego, Star Wars, justice, petrified boogers on the walls, unholy fart stains, ticklish nose hairs, loneliness, quieter places in the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, first drafts, photography, songs, long walks, mossy forests, ice cream, the library, colored pencils, coming of age and crumpled pieces of paper with inky ballpoint surprises.

2 thoughts on “bound of the haskervilles and long division

  1. What a beautiful, WONDERFUL post! Your list of “little going-on stuff” speaks volumes about your big heart and your rich life. May 2017 bring even more long walks, songs, mossy forests and ice cream — and may loneliness and rejection soon be but a distant memory.

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