• Family & Friends

    Spring Project #1

    by  • June 12, 2013 • Events, Family & Friends, Galleries, News • 0 Comments

    This sort of sparkly debri is typical of the aesthetic of my back yard

    In a previous post, I imagined a glorious remodeling of the landscape of the hillside streamward from our house.  Sadly, in the 1.7 years since I published that post, I have accomplished very few of my stated goals. HOWEVER, I have just recently completed a major milestone in the process: I have built a...

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    Family Video Archives

    by  • November 4, 2012 • Family & Friends • 1 Comment


    My sister, ever the family documentarian, has compiled excerpts from old family video. Since she has a habit of destroying her blog on a semi-regular basis, I am making a backup copy of the video for posterity’s sake. Here’s the embed version: And, in case that should be destroyed, here is a permalink. Related...

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    Liberty and Justice and Rhetoric, oh my…

    by  • October 15, 2012 • Bad Personal Philosophy, Events, Family & Friends, Politics • 0 Comments

    I had the most amusing rhetorical debate the other day. Since it’s the election season and pontification is a la mode, I thought I’d share. The conversation didn’t end entirely satisfactorily — I thought we’d maneuvered to the place where some important points were on the edge of being hammered into “true” or “false”...

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    The Good Samaritan in Handcuffs

    by  • September 30, 2012 • Events, Family & Friends, News • 2 Comments


    Imagine that you're at a convenience store picking up some snacks for your movie, and while you're there, someone starts acting weird. Not Peewee Herman weird, not Britney Spears weird, not even Joaquin Phoenix weird. We're talking about flat-out Joan of Arc weirdness: talking to god and accusing people of witchcraft weird....

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