Monthly Archives: March 2015

the myth of simplicity

In the past two days I’ve given away a desktop and a laptop, settling on a late-model laptop that I purchased refurbished and modified extensively, voiding the warranty no more than ten minutes after opening the box. This conjures up … Continue reading

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Plans I Make

This was going to be a blog post about the futility of planning, cleverly juxtaposed with my confession that I consider myself a meticulous planner. Instead, I’ll leave it to the words of the philosopher Bob Mould:¬†https://youtu.be/lxiFzFPW6WA

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dream sequence – part 31

As far as I could tell, I was at a convention center in the Twin Cities, although it really could have been anywhere. I was in a line of people anxiously awaiting some sort of comic event, surrounded by semi-professional¬†comedians … Continue reading

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dream sequence – part 30

Last night I had another dream about being lost, this time at Los Cabos airport in San Jose del Cabo. For those who’ve never been there, the deplaning experience is fairly orderly. One exits the jetway into the terminal, where … Continue reading

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El Pescador

Joe Ramos was slowly and steadily¬†developing an obsession with electricity. That he lived off the grid was a given – everyone in this part of El Pescadero did – but the attention he paid to the setup of his solar … Continue reading

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dream sequence – part 29

It’s been noted many times at my Extra Special Bitter blog that I have a recurring dream of being lost, particularly in a familiar setting that rapidly deteriorates into something foreign and strange. As someone with an acute need to … Continue reading

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