• Wrinkle Maps

    by  • December 26, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    I just peeked in the mirror and was astonished to see how far the wrinkles around my eyes have spread (I understand these are referred to as periorbital wrinkles. They can be “addressed” by any number of surgical procedures or chemical treatments, or simply by avoiding actually focusing on things much, but that hardly...

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    Four Haiku for Winter

    by  • December 11, 2012 • 0 Comments


    Winter’s wet, creeping onset has evidently put me into a poetical frame of thought — because somehow or other I stumbled across a collection of winter-themed haiku by Charles de Lint.  This one in particular leaped out at me: Shadow of a crow upon the snow is as black as the bird above Lovely,...

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    Bad Hair Day

    by  • December 3, 2012 • 0 Comments


    When I woke up, my hair was like this: When I am done buzz-cutting it tomorrow night, it will look like this: My thoughts require ventilation and fresh air. Because right now, I’m thinking that if a work week exceeds the seven days of the Roman week, there should be a name for every...

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    Man Eaters and Heart Disease

    by  • November 4, 2012 • 2 Comments


    Okay, so I’m morbid. Big deal. In addition to Hurricane Sandy’s brutality to the east coast (very prosaic by Day after Tomorrow standards, and yes, I did watch the movie to put things into perspective), the last week’s headlines have included two shark attacks, a three year old boy killed by a pack of...

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    Family Video Archives

    by  • November 4, 2012 • 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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    In a perfect world

    by  • October 22, 2012 • 0 Comments


    I’ve never understood why a sane, intelligent human being would want to squander so much of their life energy in a job where so many constraints are imposed, so little concrete success is possible, and such an unthinkable burden of responsibility is levied against you by the entire world. It’s a dirty job, but...

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