"The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence." - Thomas Wolfe, American novelist.
I am very grateful for all the people in my life, especially my wonderful girlfriend, who has rescued me from a very long, very lonely period of my life, which has generally been a lonely life anyway.
There are many other things I'm thankful for: my beautiful house, my personal freedom, a good job, and my wonderful pets.
Work has been somewhat busy and I'm learning new skills. One more day of on call and then I'm free for a few more weeks. Two more call cycles and summer will be over. It's astonishing how quickly it passes.