I ran into an old friend, Mike, at the DMV yesterday who recently was involved in a pretty nasty altercation that put stitches in his face and throat. His face was bruised pretty badly, too. His attitude, though, was so good - he is happy to have survived the attack (which was, essentially, unprovoked), is… Continue reading kick in the teeth is good for some
Today is February 3. It is Day 3 of the Month of Letters challenge; so far, I am meeting the challenge, with postings to friends in Minnesota, Texas and Northern New Jersey. This weekend, I will spend at least an hour organizing mailings for the coming week. Today's letter is written to a dear friend… Continue reading the world is too much with us: a meditation on vulnerability
Yesterday was a good day. Among many other wonderful things (including a live, in-person and humongous hug from Sam, who is home from Japan for a visit for only a few more days), I received a package from Jon the Artist. Packages from Jon are always exciting. Usually they contain something handmade, something typewritten, and,… Continue reading a small token
Last night I hung out with a friend who basically has zero personally-controlled presence on the internet. No Facebook, no Google +, no Tumblr or Flickr or Twitter or anything. During a conversation about Peggy Lee's version of "Big Spender," he remarked that he didn't know anything about Peggy and that he wanted to find… Continue reading off the grid
I've started a new collaborative art project. I know, I'm insane. School, work, Jacob, all those resolutions I made (crap, it's time to review that again, isn't it?). But this is cool and exciting and fun. And a little stressful, but you know. So you can check out the project here, at Reflex the Noun… Continue reading new collaboration
Atlantic City is not a lovely place to be. However, Mexico on Ventnor Ave. makes the best damn margaritas I have ever tasted. And the enchiladas verdes are fantastico. I spent this weekend celebrating Ashley's birthday. We geocached, we ate Mexican, we danced at a casino. We shopped at an Indian supermarket, we played badminton,… Continue reading post-not-rapture
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Our friend Sam is currently living in Japan for an indefinite period of time - something like 10 gazillion years, I imagine. Yesterday, we had the following exchange via Facebook (identities sloppily obscured to protect the innocent): As I said to John, "Ask and ye shall receive."
This Sunday, I'll be taking Jacob to summer camp. This is monumental for both of us: it will be Jacob's first time at overnight camp, complete with full-time counselors and bunk beds. And it will be my first time letting Jacob stay overnight at a place other than one of his primary homes (my house,… Continue reading summer is really here.
Headed to the city for a few days to hang out with Kim. Posts will likely be few and far between - maybe nothing till Tuesday night or Wednesday. Enjoy!