The Price of Being a Wolf

From: mvale… (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: The Price of Being a Wolf
Date: Sat, 12 May 07 21:08:21 GMT

I didnt blog this week, mostly for being much too
busy but also because of some conflict resolution

As for “busyness” lets just say that closing down
one successful project [1], starting up another [2]
and commemorating and receiving an award for a third
one [3] was more than enough to make me scurry back
to the datacenter on Friday and hack away with Dr Pepper
at the BECH (aka Bastard Email Cluster from Hell; will
post all about it someday)


Meanwhile I’ve finished reading yet another trilogy
(which for editorial reasons was edited in two volumes)
called “The Wolves of Time”, from William Horwood.

I, of course, also have his two other trilogies based on the
Duncton world (which all happens in the world of moles), as
well as the Willows series, the “Stonor Eagles” (more!) and
“Callanish/Skallagrig”. The “Duncton Chronicles” are a must
for any Tolkien fan and one of my sagas of all time.

The “Wolves of Time” is, obviously, based in a world of
wolves and the dynamics of the wolf society (the pack). A lot
of it has to do with leadership and its hardships, with Klimt
(pack leader) actually having to leave and go it alone as a
wanderer to go through the wolfways and find the Heartland.

Which not only came in nicely with the hardships of the
previously referred “conflic resolution” but also with an
image that I had seen at GapingVoid and kept:

I couldnt have said it better. Although, as usual, Fish could:

“In the silence of my shame the mute that sang the sirens’ song
Has gone solo in the game, I’ve gone solo in the game”
– Script for a Jesters Tear

“So if you want my address
it’s number one at the end of the bar
Where I sit with the broken angels
clutching at straws and nursing our scars
Blame it on me, blame it on me,
Sugar mice in the rain”
– Sugar Mice

— MV

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