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2024-02-18 I pay for Apple News+ partly because the ad experience is better than the open web. If it weren’t …

2024-02-06 A sigh of relief. I think I have a backlog of something on the order of 15,000 suspended sighs of …

2024-01-31 To be fair, I am worried when I see hashtags on my tictacs. …but I wish this hearing …

2024-01-19 Snow day

2024-01-12 Remembering, and onward

2024-01-02 State of the World 2024: Ritual and Solidarity

2023-12-13

2023-12-08 Fairytale of Gaza

2023-11-29 Finally!

2023-11-29 Christmas is the only time my wife lets me pipe jazz over the household Sonos without objection. I …

2023-11-27 Adjourned to the porch. I said “it’s gonna freeze tonight, going to take the hose off, back in a …

2023-11-15 Shame on The Guardian. They took the coward’s way. They could have done the work of linking or …

2023-11-14 So validating.

2023-11-01 My son meets his mortality in a storybook

2023-10-31 The Hell I do not believe in is real

2023-10-31 The spookiest thing about my son’s Halloween costume—a monster truck—is the carbon footprint …

2023-10-19 Maybe someday I will again travel solo (and not for work). As it stands, it’s before dawn in …

2023-10-11 I believe in truth and reconciliation, full accountability of each and every one of those with power …

2023-09-25 Ugh.

2023-09-23 The reporting on the indictment of Senator Menendez seems pretty damning. Regardless of what he is …

2023-09-19 Little Amal walks to the U.S. Capitol.

2023-09-19 No man is an island

2023-09-16 Coffee rings and Google

2023-09-11 Far up the river, 22 years ago, daydreaming and looking out the window “that’s not how …

2023-09-08 Semper fuck you

2023-09-07 Adobe to discontinue Creative Cloud syncing — this is probably the push I need to ditch Lightroom …

2023-09-06 Molly Holzschlag

2023-09-06 "Beef guzzlers: 12% of Americans eat half of the country’s cow meat"

2023-08-28 First day of school blues

2023-08-24 I couldn’t take much of the Republican debate (there was already bile pooling in my mouth just …

2023-08-23 Watching the Republican debate… I don’t know for how long. DeSantis looks like he’s hanging on for …

2023-08-23 A last week in Chincoteague, Virginia.

2023-08-12 My own identity is federated (as well as idle or abandoned and isolated) across many networks and …

2023-08-11 Planespotting

2023-08-10 Feelings about the half-past dead

2023-08-05 What the hell happened to printer friendly CSS‽

2023-08-03 Old news. Déjà vu even, but worse.

2023-07-25 A well-placed isolated thunderstorm seems like a good excuse to get the kiddo off the bike and into …

2023-07-24 Dave and Art did enough damage.

2023-07-15 On the Washington Channel last night.

2023-07-13 Gratitude in absence

2023-07-08 Watching Lewis Black’s beginning-of-pandemic stand-up special … there’s a duality to the experience …

2023-07-05 Ducked out of the bubble again.

2023-07-04

2023-06-22 Re-watching Slacker, for the first time in a long time, and it is kind of terrifying how relevant it …

2023-06-22 "Why.are.there.periods.in.my.iPhone.searches" Me three!

2023-06-21 Bill Clinton and Al Gore killed rock and roll radio.

2023-06-17 Finished reading: A Regular Guy by Mona Simpson 📚

2023-06-16 Daniel Ellsberg. ¡Presente! It is a story I’ve alluded to too many times in too many places, a …

2023-06-16 Regular programming will be interrupted

2023-06-16 Keep it dumb, dummy.

2023-06-10 DC’s RFK Stadium from Heritage Island in the Anacostia river.

2023-06-10 Developer Betas have crept onto all of the devices. 🤷🏻‍♂️

2023-06-09

2023-06-08 Currently reading: A Regular Guy by Mona Simpson 📚

2023-06-08 Bad air

2023-05-30 No Fuck

2023-05-27 It’s a trope, but only because it is an essential act of life.

2023-05-27 Listening to behind-the-scenes tales of the incoming demise of the debt ceiling negotiations. …

2023-05-25 “Propellers are louder over ground.” This study seems to state the obvious, but I am …

2023-05-17 Our civics suffer from misdirection

2023-05-13 Mike Gravel would’ve been 93 today. Before the ‘08 election he took me to lunch on the …

2023-05-10 I picked up a paper train schedule today. It’s the kind of physical ephemera that reminds you of the …

2023-05-10 Total Cost of AI?

2023-05-05 Trying to build my first iOS app (again). SwiftUI this time. I figure I don’t have the baggage of …

2023-05-05 Here's a tip

2023-04-28 Some nights it is just our cat and me. I, sipping some whisky; him, staring into dark shadows of the …

2023-04-21 I was going to write something pithy, maybe slightly trite, which I thought to be true. I recognized …

2023-04-19 I regret never having sent a real telegram while I could have.

2023-04-19 About to put this device down. I am rewatching the Bourne films as they popped-up on Netflix for me. …

2023-04-18 I wonder what we’re missing from Dominion settling with Fox.

2023-04-17

2023-04-12 My toddler received a STEM “certificate” from the LEGO education booth at the White …

2023-03-13 We’ve got the kiddo sleeping in his own bed again, mostly. He still needs some company (or, we …

2023-03-13 From the The Talk Show: a nostalgia session for Internet Olds/educational folklore session for you …

2023-03-13 Connection.

2023-03-13 I’ve been writing code again. Essentially tutoring a friend who has to wield some Python as he …

2023-03-13 For all the warranted critiques of the New York Times, and laments about the arc of newspapers, I am …

2023-02-23 I write a lot in my head, so little of which actually comes out.

2023-02-19 My kid is in the bath, cracking himself up with repeat declarations (but with varied timing and …

2023-02-06 Listening to self-aware comedians discuss their personal pasts (a la Maron’s WTF, and also …

2023-02-06 Fuck. “The world will likely breach the internationally agreed-upon climate change threshold …

2023-02-01 How the day is going so far

2023-01-31 The Omni Group is 30 years old. Jesus. You know, I kind of think OmniFocus would look better on …

2023-01-24 Currently reading: Down and Out in Paradise by Charles Leerhsen 📚 I put in Lincoln in the Bardo on …

2023-01-16 Finished reading: The Magic Kingdom by Russell Banks 📚 Hell of a story, inspired by a true one. And …

2023-01-12 Currently reading: The Magic Kingdom by Russell Banks 📚

2023-01-07 A hard decision made, and just the hope of a new focus (coming around the corner), regardless of the …

2023-01-07 Appreciating, as I think I have nearly every year since it began, the “State of the …

2023-01-07 Kevin McCarthy’s expression when he got the gavel reminded me of my 3-year-old’s …

2022-12-01 Ready to head back to the woods now.

2022-11-18 The last Twitter lockout I remember is when the FBI seized the servers running predecessor code …

2022-11-14 Was never wed to Twitter, even before the drama that made me grateful to be here too—but the 2FA …

2022-11-05 If it weren’t for the occasional Aeon Magazine article I half-grok & whatever-the-fuck …

2022-11-03 All the local broadcast weather reports I heard the past couple of days celebrated the 10 degrees …

2022-11-03 "Mapping the most influential Twitter accounts during COP26"

2022-11-03 We’ve not really figured out printing, calendaring or email… what makes anyone think …

2022-10-30 Suffering the Ed Sullivans and still failing at recovering some lost productivity on a Sunday night. …

2022-10-19 The problem with … bullshit jobs

2022-10-19 I keep placing my coffee mug on my wireless induction charging pad, as if it were a coaster. ☕️🪫

2022-10-14 Not the most artful shot, but an accurate representation of “a day in the life” common …

2022-10-13 Currently reading: The Dawn of Everything by David Graeber and David Wengrow 📚 I first encountered …

2022-10-10 Catching-up with The Handmaid’s Tale and the end of Season 4, where Zoom gets a mention. This, …

2022-10-10 The Browser Wars may be over, but ...

2022-10-03 I haven’t yet reached (or appreciated?) the level of enlightenment where this doesn’t …

2022-09-24 There was a sliver of a moment, as I looked up while driving through Catonsville tonight and saw …

2022-09-23 I know I’m just a cantankerous and rather undistinguished Internet Old, but now that I am back …

2022-09-23 Stopping for a second to appreciate passing through the autumnal equinox.

2022-09-22 A 🥃 to the equinox. 🍂

2022-09-19 Our household has hit that stage in life where one inspects odd, dark brown-ish lumps of debris and …

2022-08-31 Focus Mode might save my brain, but kill me in the short term anyway.

2022-08-22 A brief respite

2022-08-03 "... There is now no chance of us avoiding a perilous, all-pervasive climate breakdown. We have …

2022-08-03 I am not a fan of the chumps who introduced and voted for this amendment, but I am disgusted with …

2022-08-01 Yep.

2022-07-31 I gotta push it to the limit, and I keep finding the limit isn’t quite here. My knuckles, my heart …

2022-07-28 White knuckling it this week. I can prevent this, but I feel like I have to ride it out right now.

2022-07-04 4 July 2022

2022-06-30 What fucking bullshit this past week, huh?

2022-06-19 I’m sure a lot of people can say this: It is hitting me today that in some facets I am the …

2022-06-14 We will miss you, Greta.

2022-06-09 Brio tracks, Magna-Tiles & last night’s dried spaghetti crunch underfoot — not just the …

2022-06-08 I was going to say this shit is killing me, but that’s not a great idiom when it is literally …

2022-06-07 Apple is more and more deserving of a critical look at their business, but there never fails to be a …

2022-06-05 I thoroughly appreciate old time radio podcasts (and their progenetors — old time radio broadcasts, …

2022-06-05 I am beginning to remember life in DC that wasn’t about the pandemic or about work. Getting …

2022-05-25 Trying not to fall into the trap of too much woe-is-me drama and our COVID-isolating household. But …

2022-05-25 I’ve been saying trite things, but I am just heartbroken over the Buffalo and Uvalde mass shootings… …

2022-05-24 Bedtime in the time of COVID

2022-05-24 “Cheese toastie” is not a thing. Don’t listen to your mother kid, it’s a grilled cheese.

2022-05-13 Trawling through 20 year old emails and mourning missed opportunities. Maybe, finally, learning some …

2022-05-13 The trillions of dollars in “profits” of the fossil fuel industry are really just a high …

2022-05-09 “You paid us more than if you had been telling us the truth, and enough more to make it all …

2022-05-09 Day 9: Bloom

2022-05-08 Day 8: Union

2022-05-07 Day 7: Park

2022-05-06 Day 6: Silhouette

2022-05-05 Day 5: Earth

2022-05-04 Day 4: Thorny. Also, cliche.

2022-05-03 Day 3: Experimental. This whole democracy thing.

2022-05-02 So far it all jibes. It’s fucked, but it jibes.

2022-05-02 Day 2: Photo

2022-05-01 Currently reading: The Ministry for the Future: A Novel by Kim Stanley Robinson 📚 …reminded …

2022-05-01 Finished reading: Termination Shock: A Novel by Neal Stephenson 📚 Appreciated this, and many of his …

2022-05-01 Amen… er, Solidarity.

2022-05-01 Playing the micro.blog photo challenge game. Day 1: Switch

2022-02-24 Trite Ukraine musings

2021-12-10 I remember when the BBC News web site was dense (text dense) and full of often dry but fascinating …

2021-12-06 We visited the trains at the United States Botanic Garden this past weekend. Kiddo was mesmerized, …

2021-12-01 A great small loss

2021-11-30 It seems to me to have been a pretty horrible year. Still can’t get over what we allow to …

2021-11-28 … when I don’t tell anybody anything, but they catch-up, and they say …

2021-11-28 Living in the rotor wash

2021-11-27 Crichton and Gibson are right, again

2021-11-01 Figuring out which blogging software/CMS I might want to use for another project. Micro.blog would …

2021-08-08 It’s not a vacation that’s kept me away.

2021-07-16 This (the rest of this) is a fucking war

2021-07-16 Missing the high desert hard right now.

2021-07-16 Jeito, jeito, jeito.

2021-07-16 I cannot help but like Oblivion better

2021-07-15 A link post is overdue.

2021-07-12 Tides are rising, but are our boats floating?

2021-07-11 I don’t think I’ve cried more in the rest of my life than I have in the past two years. …

2021-07-10 Finally

2021-07-08 Fight greed

2021-07-08 Rough, with a side of sweet

2021-07-07 Inconvenient truth

2021-07-05 Foot in mouth about Hand, Foot and Mouth

2021-07-05 Living nightmares

2021-07-04 I’m sitting in a blacked-out room with a sick child clutching to me, listening to the world explode …

2021-07-04 Be honest, nowhere is safe

2021-07-04 Restoring liberties

2021-07-03 How to survive

2021-07-03 Climate insomnia & amnesia

2021-07-02 Near miss

2021-07-01 Counting blessings, being counted

2021-06-30 Not going to miss this guy.

2021-06-30 Is the world getting better or worse? I am not sure.

2021-06-28 It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there.

2021-06-28 In the Shenandoah

2021-06-27 Senator Mike Gravel passed away. I had lunch with him in 2007 at McCormick & Schmick’s on K …

2021-06-27 The pandemic is “ending,” on a slew of bittersweet notes for me. (And of course, it isn’t really …

2021-06-24 After a long year, I'm seeing the cracks

2021-06-17

2021-06-16 Lab leak hypothesizing

2021-06-15 A crime against humanity

2021-06-14 Criminal negligence

2021-06-13 I am writing again

2021-06-08 Anytime there’s news of a child dying, and most especially by the hands of their own parent or …

2021-06-07 While I haven’t used it much, no regrets to my micro.blog renewing. Happy to see Ulysses will …

2021-03-05 And then Apple Music suggests “Stay Positive,” from the Hold Steady.

2021-03-05 Let me whine for a second

2020-10-15 Optimism, vigilance and action over relief and amnesia

2020-10-15 Far milder corporate shills may be preferable.

2020-04-30 We get out and I am grateful that it isn’t as hard for us as it is for many. But I could really use …

2020-04-30 For too long this week I underestimated the power of a shower and some stretches. And breathing.

2020-04-29 Side hustle

2020-04-22 I don’t appreciate notifications from apps that I actually want to use (for how long though, …

2020-04-19 Tooling around Heritage and Kingman Islands in DC today and trying to maintain distance … …

2020-03-29 Crossing my fingers for John and Fiona Prine (and everyone else, and myself… but right now, …

2020-03-29 It's getting better?

2020-03-29 Our (the U.S.’s) late-December 2019/January for the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 for the Climate Crisis was …

2020-03-07 On compromise

2020-02-20 Time has passed, stuff happened

2019-06-21 Woodford in the solstice sunset.

2019-06-20 Just the neighborhood apostolic house of god. NE DC.

2019-06-18 I am trying to stay out of the little loops that steal time and presence; to enjoy the things I …

2019-06-13

2019-06-13 This town (Washington, DC) is a shitshow and it’s only too hip to know and to not know.

2019-05-12 An election shouldn't be anything like a horse race

2019-05-05 Thunder From the Mountains

2019-05-05 Sundown in Cane Beds, Arizona.

2019-05-05 Sad that many of the people I’d most like to share and interact with in a rebooted, perhaps …

2019-05-01 The shadow of The Sundial falls across Zion Canyon to Twin Brothers and The East Temple at sunset.