‘Ramblings’

2018 goals: midpoint

Posted on: July 1st, 2018 by Nathan E. Lilly

This is the halfway mark. Not much has changed in my initial goals, but I still feel like I’m making decent progress. Additional things have popped up that I’ve had to address, above and beyond my personal goals, so in one sense that may be slowing me down, but in another I’m pretty pleased with […]

Hot bacon grease dressing

Posted on: May 24th, 2018 by Nathan E. Lilly

4 ounces of bacon, diced 1 small onion, minced (optional) ½ cup mild vinegar 1 tablespoon Sugar 1 teaspoon salt Pinch of mustard Dice the bacon, this will serve as bacon bits after it has been fried. Mince the onion. Fry bacon to a light brown; remove the bacon bits and into the hot grease […]

How am I going to pay for this?

Posted on: May 20th, 2018 by Nathan E. Lilly

My daughter is earning her college degree. Which is a peculiar phrase because really she’s paying for the degree. Which is another peculiar phrase because most young adults fresh out of high school don’t have $80,000 or more to pay for a four-year degree. So I guess the actual phrase is more like she’s promising […]

2018 goals: first 3 months

Posted on: April 6th, 2018 by Nathan E. Lilly

The bitter cold and late snow has slowed me down in some of my goals, but it’s still early enough to make gains. Here’s the current status of my 2018 goals… By the end of 2018 I’d like to have: Painted 50 paintings: Expected: 12; Actual: 0. Ran a cumulative 1000 miles: Expected: 250; Actual: […]

2018 goals

Posted on: January 1st, 2018 by Nathan E. Lilly

It’s 2018. I’m alert and active again. Who knows how long it will last? Here’s a written account of what I promised myself I’d attempt to get done this year… By the end of 2018 I’d like to have: Painted 50 paintings Ran a cumulative 1000 miles Written 50 blog posts (49!) Posted 12 videos […]

Alive.

Posted on: August 30th, 2016 by Nathan E. Lilly

I’m currently entertaining existential and nihilistic thoughts. Chalk it up to too many years of thinking too hard. I have a great family, great friends, great career, great coworkers. I’m a happy and optimistic nihilist. Digging up the past; looking forward. Trying not to hold myself back.  I don’t even know if I want to […]

My father’s eulogy

Posted on: August 30th, 2013 by Nathan E. Lilly

My father—born August 30, 1948—passed away on January 12th, 2012 of complications due to lung cancer. This is the eulogy I wrote and read at his funeral. When your father dies, you sit down and think about what they say a father should be and what they say a father should do. There’s an unspoken […]

Science Fiction themed races that must be created

Posted on: March 8th, 2012 by Nathan E. Lilly

I ran at the Warrior Dash and Run For Your Lives and now I’m becoming obsessed with obstacle runs. Run For Your Lives really opened my eyes to their potential. After giving it some thought, here’s a list of geek themed athletic events that I don’t have the time to make happen but I would […]

Introduction to running from zombies

Posted on: January 25th, 2012 by Nathan E. Lilly

At the request of “Tequila” Matt Black, our reluctant director of mischief: this is a post for Zombie Troopers of Pennsylvania members about how I got started running and about how to get into shape for Run For Your Lives. Matt says that he never runs because he’s not being chased… when the zombies come, […]

Fake X-files novels

Posted on: September 27th, 2011 by Nathan E. Lilly

I found these this past weekend on the GreenTentacles servers: Backstory: Keith DeCandido (interview with him on Space Westerns Magazine) was having a bad day with random rumors and he mentioned how in the thread someone was complaining about his X-files novels. Of course, Keith has never written an X-files novel. I made these fake […]