Web-log archive: 2018

October
2018-10-31

T-minus seven days

I voted in the first election I was eligible to vote in: the 1990 primary. I don’t remember who or what I voted for. Straight...

2018-10-30

Here’s a new one

I checked my email at lunch today and had about 30 seconds of panic when I received this email from my own email address: Hello!...

2018-10-28

Four years ago

Missing my dad this fall, as I do every fall now. We visited with my mom today, carved pumpkins and so forth. We reminisced about...

2018-10-15

Time and Consciousness

Putting a thumbtack in this one for later: The sensation of cause and effect — time and its directionality — is actually the perception of...

2018-10-05

I used to be an uncle

On our bike ride home this week I told my kids about my ex-wife. We were talking about the definition of “aunt” and “uncle,” and...

2018-10-04

I finally saw MOONRISE KINGDOM

OK this review is a) six years late and b) really short but For fucks sake if you’re making a movie about camping set very...

September
2018-09-02

Apple Watch review, update

Jenny kind of badgered me into unpackaging my Apple Watch. (It is my birthday present after all.) I decided to wear it to my first...

August
2018-08-26

Running Man 2017

Watching Running Man (1987) set in the EXTREMELY FUTURISTIC YEAR of 2017. There are lots of things they got wrong (say it with me now:...

2018-08-22

I was back on Twitter yesterday

I went back on Twitter yesterday for the first time in about two weeks. I was dying inside just dying to know what was happening...

2018-08-16

Reality TV

💚 Discerning whether something is real or a fantasy is no longer a salient problem for daily existence.

2018-08-15

Melancholy

Posting eulogies for my puppy and then re-reading the eulogy for my father led me into the dangerous blind alley of nostalgia via re-reading old...

2018-08-15

We have a new puppy, Kuma. Kuma means bear in Japanese. She is a rescue. Half German shepherd, half [???], and all teeth. Kuma loves...

2018-08-15

Bismarck

A few days after our puppy Newport died, we took Bismarck’s ashes to his favorite beach (Arcadia). We made a little shrine for him and...

2018-08-15

Newport

In early July, just after our trip to Newport, we got a new puppy. His name was Newport. He lived with us for seven days,...

2018-08-09

Three MOBY-DICKs

On Matt Haughey’s advice I just downloaded my Twitter archive and it’s humbling. The tweets alone — which might reasonably represent “original writing” on my...

May
January