New Love, New Life

So I figured if there can be the occasional lunar eclipse I guess I can write a blog post. I think the lunar eclipses are more frequent though.

The last time I wrote I was at the beginning of a new life as an apartment-dwelling single man. Surprise! Things have changed again. Almost a year and a half ago a new person came into my life and she has changed my world for the better. Her name is Pam and she is amazing. After we had been dating for a few months she invited me to share her home (Tolkien too of course). So in December of 2014 I moved into her home. Not only that, she renovated a bedroom so I could build a train layout in it. How cool is that!

I will be writing about that project as it moves along.

So how does Tolkien like his new situation? He loves it. So much more room to move and places to explore. We are both very happy in our new life.

Tolkien. Same pose, new location.

Tolkien. Same pose, new location.

Oh Them Changes!

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted, over a year, and in that time there have been many changes in my life. To sum up, I’ve gone from being a married man, surrounded by other family members, owning a home, living in the suburbs, owning a car; to a single man, renting an apartment, living downtown, alone, without a car. So many changes in rapid succession, some of them on the same day almost too much to bear. The first month was the hardest but thanks to support from my community of family, friends and Church Of The Transfiguration, I have made the transition.

Did I say alone? Well, there is my new roommate, a cat named Tolkien. He, in his own way, has been a source of comfort and amusement and even inspiration. Inspiration? From a cat? No I haven’t completely lost it. He inspires me because like the lilies of the field, he just is. He doesn’t agonize over how to be a cat, he just does it. I find that an inspiration.


Tolkien J. Cat (he hasn’t told me what the J. stands for).

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