in thought

I will the world to vanish To up and disappear Erase itself from reality Leaving me right here I dismiss it with a wave Then turn my gaze away Back to contemplation No world for me today

March 24, 2014 · 1 min · Andrew D. Anderson

the last days

Death is an inevitability. You know that, I know that. Even when it is your grandmother. There are there only two things that change, The tears in your eyes and sadness in your heart. Because she happens to be your grandmother. You have seen here her before, She stared death down and dismissed him. But this time you know she will not walk away. She’s had a wonderful life – you reassure yourself,...

July 8, 2013 · 2 min · Andrew D. Anderson

details and destinies

Do you enjoy your life? Are you looking forward to tomorrow? How much time do you spend thinking about the past? How often do you try to integrate the possibilities you may have had in the past, with the future you find yourself in right now? One of my all-time favorite novels is Les Miserables. My love for that work is, in large part, due to its treatment of destiny. Victor Hugo states that destinies can hinge on trivial details, such as whether someone is sitting or standing in a given moment....

January 7, 2013 · 2 min · Andrew D. Anderson

2013 - (unnecessary) New Year

I want you to read this slowly: I’ve never met myself. I can not pin me down. I have pictures, writings, even memories of some self I do not know as well as one thinks that one ought to know one’s self. Every instant that passes marks a change, a departure, from some former mind bound by familial relationships to others, and a social security number. It’s difficult to describe without sounding a bit odd, but that’s because it is odd....

January 1, 2013 · 2 min · Andrew D. Anderson

marble mirrors

presented a block of marble accompanied by this plan: I was to take my chisel and carve myself a man. A subtractive process something I had never done I took up the task thinking it might be fun. I tapped upon the stone I chipped the block away every blow was thoughtful deciding what could stay it took me near a lifetime I finished my man of stone what I saw then startled me...

October 27, 2012 · 1 min · Andrew D. Anderson

1/4 done with life

So, there goes another year. I’ve arrived at my twenty-fifth year of existence now, and in my optimistic mind this means that I’m about a quarter done with this procession called life. Seventy-five years seems like an awfully long time to continue wandering about, doesn’t it? That is, after all, mostly what I’ve been doing thus far – wandering. Wandering and wondering. Wandering through the present and wondering about the future....

October 19, 2012 · 2 min · Andrew D. Anderson

1/4 done with 2012

Basically, life in 2012 is easy. I’m living on a farm, I own a Prius, I’m co-owner of two cows, and never really have anything that I have to do. Well, now, that isn’t exactly true – I do usually have to milk one of the aforementioned cows when I’m on the farm. I get to travel all over the country, and am still able to put money aside for the future – whatever that may be....

March 25, 2012 · 2 min · Andrew D. Anderson

friends for a day

taking a side road instead, i chanced upon a little head, distressed upon the street. i parked the car for a better look, i could never have mistook, there a bird too weak to tweet. i scooped him up with instant love, the tamest bird one could think of, sat just next to me on the seat. we hurried home and i cleaned his eye, it was wounded and he could not fly,...

March 25, 2012 · 2 min · Andrew D. Anderson

Surprises Abound!

Indeed, you were probably well aware that surprises abound, this week especially – who ever saw HP bailing out of the PC business? I mean, I have owned nothing but HP laptops for the past eleven years!!! Of course, you know that’s not what this is about. But what else do you know? Knowing that something is not is a far cry from knowing what something is. I’m rambling, and I’m well aware of it....

August 24, 2011 · 3 min · Andrew D. Anderson

New Domain (

You may have noticed that the domain name for this site has changed from to ** **. I’m terribly excited about it, despite the fact that it cost me the same as a trip to Thailand would have. Of course, the omitted letter probably doesn’t mean much to anyone else – my old email address works just fine, and you can get to this site via either address. Hopefully, this new domain will allow me to capture more traffic for “Andrew Anderson” – since, I’m sure, most of those searches are in fact for me 😉 ....

February 25, 2011 · 2 min · Andrew D. Anderson