I am 51 years old; I am well over four feet.

I started blogging in February, 2006. I chose the pen name “Ur-Spo”, as “Ur” suggests something ancient and primordial.”Spo” is a funny sounding word I remember from my college days.  Saying it always made me smile.”Ur-Spo” sounds like the start of a joke, or something archetypal and comic. It is rather lofty, for someone who wants to just write out dribble.

My real name is Michael.

I have a long time companion. In my blog, I refer to him as “Someone”. This is a reference to one of my favorite authors, the late Alice Thomas Ellis, who referred to her spouse as Someone in her “Home life” series.

I write about my daily doings and what is on my mind. My blog is my way of scratching an itch to be a writer.

As a psychiatrist who is trained in the Jungian school of psychology, I sometimes write about Jungian concepts -or my daily life as a physician.

Some ongoing categories you will see here:

Randoms Thoughts

Walking the dog

Notes from the Office

Curious Things about the House

Spo-Reflections on (insert topic here)

In my second half of my life  I am opening up to new ideas and growth of the Self – but I would like a cup of tea, please.

I meet many bright and friendly souls along the way. I thank you for dropping by. It is an honor for me. Please leave a comment if you like something – and to tell me who you are.

I hope our time together is something marvelous.