• The Cat Tax

    by  • November 27, 2007 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    According to my household accounting software, the cost of maintaining our cats (as in, maintaining them in the style to which they’ve become accustomed) amounts to a mere $473 per year, or $39.41 per month. Not too bad, you’d say; your bare-bones cellular plan probably costs more. And compared to the cost of a...

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    by  • November 13, 2007 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I have a newfound appreciation for the utility of homeowner associations. My next door neighbors — specifically, the troupe of 6 sophomores and juniors from WWU who recently moved in downwind of me — are clearly not familiar with the delicate social etiquette of residential neighborhoods. They clearly do not understand the delicate weft...

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    Terrible News

    by  • November 2, 2007 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    My cousin, Bjorn Anders Nielsen, is dying. I cannot wrap my pathetic little brain around this simple fact. A fact that he has accepted with an incredible amount of dignity. Let the world end.

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    Purgatory and Purgatives

    by  • August 27, 2007 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I spend a lot of time oil painting in my garage, especially in summer when the concrete block construction doesn’t turn my feet into icicles after a few hours of exposure. It’s a big, dusty, spider-infested garage. A possum lived there for a while, and I recently found the corpse of a squirrel tucked...

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    The Book Machine

    by  • August 1, 2007 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    This sounds truly awesome: http://www.bustachange.com/book-machine-making-modern-publishing-obsolete/ What book lover hasn’t, especially in this alarmist age, worried about art being trampled by commerce and quality being eroded by the demands of popularity? $100K is still a substantial price tag, but this could make community printing presses a feasible approach. This is just one more example of...

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    A New Home…

    by  • July 22, 2007 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Okay, so I finally gave in to the ten year itch and got myself my own, personal website.  Now I, too, can enjoy the hassle of administering my own blogs, setting up my own image galleries, and fending off my very own spam attacks.  W00t. On the upside, perhaps I will no longer appear...

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