Author Archives: C. (Gaius) Charles

Of Autumnal Light

The light softened – or, rather, I noticed that it had softened – as of around 7 or 8 o’clock the evening of August 17th.  As is always tradition (at least in the “whoops, I almost forgot about this but … Continue reading

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Replacements

At a little after 4:30 today, the man I was hired to replace walked out the door for the last time in his pre-retirement life. While he is not officially retired until April 1st, today was his last official day … Continue reading

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Curiosity

I was not yet born when “one giant leap for mankind” catapulted the moon and NASA into the fervor of the American consciousness. Until last night, the biggest space-related event from NASA was the retirement of the space shuttles and … Continue reading

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On Coming Home

Take my love, take my land Take me where I cannot stand I don’t care, I’m still free You can’t take the sky from me.  Joss Whedon, Firefly Theme Song It has been a bit over a month since I came … Continue reading

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On Education and Money

“Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” Will Durant The funny thing about education is that sometimes one doesn’t realize the value of it until the moment is … Continue reading

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