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2019-06-20: My preparations for the new laptop (which arrives tomorrow) are beginning to resemble this old XKCD …

2019-06-19:

2019-06-19: Today I’m upgrading to a new MacBook Air from my MBP. After eight years. About four years ago, I …

2019-06-18: From the Archives: a short piece I wrote many years ago about the performing arts — the event …

2019-06-15: 📚 What I finished this week. (Posted a day early because I know I won’t finish anything else …

2019-06-14: * Why doncha go where fashion sits just a half a mile from the railroad track I’ll tell you what I …

2019-06-09: 📚 What I finished this week.

2019-06-05: Up on the roof.

2019-06-03: My homescreen. It’s barely changed in the last two years, after getting more and more minimal since …

2019-06-03: 📚 …and I didn’t finish anything this week either.

2019-05-29: * I am an only child born of the wild yes I grew up sweet till I fell from a tree things have gotten …

2019-05-28: Why, yes, of course I’m underlining passages in the book with the same sort of pencil as is featured …

2019-05-27: I saw an albino squirrel today. I’m going to take that as a sign that life is wonderful, the cosmos …

2019-05-27: 📚 I didn’t finish anything this week.

2019-05-26: 📚 This week, after nearly four years, I finally finished this incredible book. It took me back to a …

2019-05-22: You know the feeling where you’re thinking back to a conversation, and how you had meant to say …

2019-05-20: Um yeah, so apparently Lyndale Avenue is closed. And so it begins: road construction in …

2019-05-20: For this Micro Monday, I recommend @til, an unofficial signal boost for Micro.blog features, both …

2019-05-20: Even More Spoilers that AREN’T about Games of Thrones They all end up in jail. The quo vadimus guy …

2019-05-20: More Spoilers that AREN’T about Games of Thrones He’s one of the dead people the kid can hear. The …

2019-05-20: Spoilers that AREN’T about Games of Thrones It’s the name of the sled. She’s really a man. He’s …

2019-05-19: PSA Anyone who has an Amazon Prime membership might like to know that the movie Big Night is now …

2019-05-19: 📚 What I finished this week.

2019-05-17: * if you’ll be my bodyguard I can be your long lost pal I guess you didn’t know it but I’m a fiddle …

2019-05-16: As a reader, I haven’t really been in a fiction place the last few years, but this weekend I was at …

2019-05-16: This is your friendly reminder that “skoch” (as in, “No, not too much — I’ll just have a skoch,” and …

2019-05-16: I used to go to a lot of poetry readings, but eventually I stopped because holy shit they can be …

2019-05-14: Here’s a short essay thing I wrote recently. Is Not Chicago I think it’s about free will, or maybe …

2019-05-14: I just realized I’m old enough to remember a time when, without a trace of irony and with a sincere …

2019-05-13:

2019-05-12: Despite a short trip to Florida and other distractions, I somehow managed to finish three short …

2019-05-08: It’s a peculiar and dubious distinction of this current moment in human history that we have taken a …

2019-05-08: Well, there goes my carbon footprint… Off to the Gulf coast for a few days.

2019-05-06: “All this is perfectly distinct to an observant eye, and yet could easily pass unnoticed by most.” …

2019-05-05: I didn’t read much poetry this week, and the “finished” book is sort of a cheat: a new edition of a …

2019-04-28: Last month, I decided to spend April chewing through the cracked leather restraints holding me back …

2019-04-27: Augury This week, a hawk flew right at my window as I stood looking out. Later, a bald eagle hovered …

2019-04-24: Now that I’ve settled some some travel plans that were up in the air, I got a wristband pass to …

2019-04-24: Frankly, I’m gobsmacked that there’s so much buzz about Endgame… But I’m really pleased that …

2019-04-22: PSA Blot’s front page has recently been updated, with links to an impressively eclectic sampling of …

2019-04-19: I don’t need more pencils. On the other hand, maybe I need more pencils. Okay fine, I’ll buy some …

2019-04-17: I hope to ease back into blogging again soon. Most of April, I’ve been silent (busy breeding lilacs, …

2019-03-31: “Finished” for April 📚 This month, I’m going to let myself off the weekly hook, and try instead to complete several longer …

2019-03-31: I have at times heard people, perhaps in an attempt to be clever, point out that the TV show MASH …

2019-03-31: What I finished this week. 📚

2019-03-28: Hooray! We discovered water in our storage unit. Everything we had planned for tomorrow has been …

2019-03-24: Sad news for the arts scene in Minneapolis: Zenon Dance Company to cease operations, citing …

2019-03-24: What I finished this week. 📚

2019-03-24: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 100 years old today.

2019-03-21: I recently discovered that my beloved old wristwatch doesn’t actually need a new battery but is, in …

2019-03-19: Robert Rubin: Some people are more certain of everything than I am of anything.

2019-03-18: The Moon after sunset (see @smokey’s moon)

2019-03-17: What I Finished This Week This is the first week that I haven’t finished reading any book of poetry, and there are several …

2019-03-16: The Future is Female! A new SFF collection published by the Library of America. This looks …

2019-03-16: W.S. Merwin, Poet of Life’s Evanescence, Dies at 91

2019-03-13: Cento: “I’m sittin’ on my watch, so I can be on time…” Well, the whole thing started at three o’clock fast. I pulled into Nazareth, I was feelin’ about …

2019-03-12: Beefheart and bourbon on a raw evening. New rain on old snow. Run paint run run!

2019-03-10: So sorry that Sixth Chamber closed for good today. Here are two bookmarks. One is from the mid 90s, …

2019-03-10: What I finished this week. 📚

2019-03-08: I’m With Her

2019-03-08: Here’s a weird, short thing I wrote 15 years ago. I think it’s about originality, novelty, and …

2019-03-05: An armload of new poetry is the last thing I need when I’m trying to read through all the …

2019-03-03: What I finished this week. 📚

2019-03-01: Oh good. More snow.

2019-02-26: * “I got in one little fight and my Mom got scared, now I’m living on the air in Cincinnati. I am …

2019-02-24: What a week. Scattered, unable to focus. My second cold of the month has been like kicking through …

2019-02-24: What I finished this week. 📚

2019-02-18: Isaac Bashevis Singer: Of course I believe in free will. I have no choice.

2019-02-16: What I finished this week. 📚

2019-02-14: “My love, she laughs like the flowers Valentines can’t buy her.”

2019-02-10: What I finished this week. 📚

2019-02-09: That odd, almost dreamy clarity the first day after you get over a cold.

2019-02-08: Don’t follow leaders.

2019-02-07: It’s shaping up to be another snow-globe day.

2019-02-06: A mob of robins has been filling the nearby bare trees since last week’s cold snap. Robins? In …

2019-02-05: Out the window, it looks like a snow-globe replica of my neighborhood.

2019-02-04: swimming, swimming, the eye held by the sun, no sharks in the mind, nothing in the mind. —Russell …

2019-02-04: If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have …

2019-02-04: I exist, said the mirror. What about me? said Kleinzeit. Not my problem, said the mirror. —Russell …

2019-02-03: What I finished this week. 📚

2019-02-03: Waking up to muffled voices in heavy fog.

2019-02-02: Independence Day was the weirdest sequel ever. And no Bill Murray? No Andie McDowell?… A real missed …

2019-02-01: So… With the temps rapidly approaching the 40s, and most of us suffering the climatic equivalent of …

2019-01-31: The Moon and Venus are in conjunction right now, with Jupiter nearby. Take a look, if it’s dark and …

2019-01-30: I’m So Meta, Even This Acronym

2019-01-30: Sometimes I think we’re always fighting a Battle of New Orleans.

2019-01-29: I’ve been on a little pilgrimage the last few months, stumbling through various task manager …

2019-01-28: A few months ago, I wrangled with Things and OmniFocus. I loved both, but eventually committed to …

2019-01-27: Who put the “wild” in “bewilder”?

2019-01-27: What I finished this week. 📚

2019-01-27: I earned my custom domain pin yesterday, but I still haven’t bagged the 30-day-streak pin. That …

2019-01-25: I’m still half asleep as I move about the dark kitchen, and I keep tripping over the patch of …

2019-01-22: Let’s see if we can kill them with kindness before they kill us with guns.

2019-01-20: Is it nighttime where you are? Are the skies clear? Will this still be true in the next 2 or 3 …

2019-01-20: What I finished this week. 📚

2019-01-18: PSA: Total lunar eclipse this Sunday for most of the western hemisphere and portions of the eastern …

2019-01-07: For the first Micro Monday of the new year, I want to highlight @ryanboren who maintains an …

2019-01-06: In light of the appallingly large number of unread and under-read books of poetry currently …

2019-01-04: These books arrived for xmas this year.   No poetry? No. I have 68 books of poetry on my TBR …

2019-01-03: I signed up for a Micro.blog account on 4 January 2018, a day after reading this post by …

2019-01-03: My First Year of Micro.blog I signed up for a Micro.blog account on 4 January 2018, a day after …

2019-01-02: Hello everyone! I had a good, recuperative break. I’ve even managed to recover a certain measure of …

2019-01-02: * don’t know why there’s no sun up in the sky like a river flows surely to the sea why do birds sing …

2019-01-02: Je est un autre.

2019-01-01: All New York was demanding new men, and all the new forces, condensed into corporations, were …

2018-12-21: Starting this afternoon, I’m stepping away completely from all online activities. I’ll be back …

2018-12-21: Task Manager Follow-up: things haven’t gone quite as planned.

2018-12-20: I met my wife twenty-five years ago today.

2018-12-19: It’s a cliché that at a certain age, you scan the obits, doing the math. 5 years older, 8 years …

2018-12-13: Consumed with work, and with waiting. There’s nothing more exhausting than waiting for the …

2018-12-13: The Correspondent hit its goal!

2018-12-11: List #12: Multiple Choice Something Shakespeare never said was: A) You’ve got to be kidding B) Why …

2018-12-11: * when I have nothing to say my lips are sealed you were my voice when I couldn’t speak well I talk …

2018-12-09: Looking out a high window at the Guthrie before seeing Noises Off yesterday afternoon.

2018-12-07: * cheer up sleepy Jean oh what can it mean the lovers the dreamers & me

2018-12-03: I have an idea. So… I started learning Swift today.

2018-11-28: Subtweet #2048: Weissmann’s Tarot If you’re wondering where he’s gone, look among the successful …

2018-11-28: Things and OmniFocus: some thoughts on choosing a task manager

2018-11-27: * You take the good, you take the bad, you take ’em both and there you have: all the little chicks …

2018-11-24: I learn by talking, and teach by listening. It’s amazing how many people think that’s backwards.

2018-11-24: In anticipation of an extremely busy 2019, I decided it was time to explore task manager apps. I …

2018-11-21: Character is Fate (This post has been removed)

2018-11-21: “Grow where you’re planted.” I overheard this advice recently, and I’ve been thinking about it ever …

2018-11-20: What a day. Time for some bourbon and my long, slow (5th or 6th) reread of Moby-Dick. Eagle Rare and …

2018-11-20: I just had coffee with an old friend. We met when we were 5. The first day of 1st grade. Best …

2018-11-19: “It was twenty years ago today…” The ISS was launched on 20 November 1998

2018-11-19: * We’re bobbing along in our barrel, we get the funniest looks from everyone we meet. Give us any …

2018-11-17: * and when the cow kicked it over she winked her eye and said I’m empty and aching and I don’t know …

2018-11-16: * Come and listen to my story about a man named Jed. He’s busy revvin’ up a powerful Mach–5. …

2018-11-13: * at night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet because my love for you would break my heart in two …

2018-11-08: “Media” is plural. I am Spartacus.

2018-11-06: I voted this morning. After the commuters, before lunch. In a drizzle and a sharp wind. My polling …

2018-11-05: Mahogany smells like cinnamon, and sounds like honey.

2018-11-04: * strumming my pain with his fingers with a portrait of Rasputin and a beard down to his knees: the …

2018-11-04: Writer’s block is an unwillingness to start crawling. –Eve L. Ewing

2018-11-04: Last week, visiting my parents.

2018-11-04: I need to stop buying books. Or I need to read faster.

2018-11-04: Another quiet week for me, but unlike my absence the other week, this time I’ve been following along …

2018-11-04: Friday was a good day to visit Egypt’s Sunken Cities at the Mia.      

2018-10-27: Oldtimers may recall that in the spring I was tracking a sign as it made its sad way around the …

2018-10-25: Wellstone! Sixteen years ago today.

2018-10-20: Some Recent Anniversaries 18 October 1957: John Lennon and Paul McCartney perform together for the …

2018-10-20: This morning I saw my first shooting star in many years. I happened to be looking right where it …

2018-10-20: PSA: After studying the manual and conducting extensive online research, I have determined that if …

2018-10-20: Little Free Library creator Todd Bol dies (via MPR)

2018-10-19: For no particular reason, I’ve been completely absent from M.b since late last week. …

2018-10-10: Um, did someone say “nanowrimo”? I’m thinking of doing it again this year. Since my first — in 2001! …

2018-10-10: “I made the wrong mistakes.” —Thelonious Monk, 101 years old today.

2018-10-09: One need not hope in order to undertake, nor succeed in order to persevere. —Willem the Silent

2018-10-05: “…hearrrrts, cluuub, baaaand!”

2018-10-02: RIP the great Otis Rush. He was left-handed but, like Elizabeth Cotton, he played a flipped-over …

2018-09-30: A lovely remembrance of Marty Balin by Jorma Kaukonen.

2018-09-26: Let everything sing together inside you, lose nothing. — Bill Holm

2018-09-26: Through the open window, I heard some Canada geese honking, close overhead. I looked out into the …

2018-09-26: I’m back from a focused weekend away from the Internet and all social media (except for …

2018-09-25: Cento: “Dear Sir Or Madam,” He danced for those in minstrel shows and county fairs, saving up to buy him some clothes. No one …

2018-09-23: Sports Night debuted 20 years ago yesterday. Ladies and gentlemen, Thespis has left the building. On …

2018-09-21: Shabbat Shalom. Going dark for the the next few days, see y’all next week some time.

2018-09-20: You know you’re in the Upper Midwest when the cheese case alone is larger than the whole dairy …

2018-09-20: “Can one movie revitalize a community? The first Haida-language film could have lasting …

2018-09-16: Ballad-Mongers and Cranks “Who claims Truth, Truth abandons. History is hir’d, or coerc’d, only in Interests that must ever …

2018-09-15: Hanlon’s Razor: Never ascribe to malice what can adequately explained by stupidity. Grey’s Law: Any …

2018-09-15: * Back in the 90s I was in a very famous TV show and maybe I seem a bit confused, well maybe, but …

2018-09-14: I must lose the habit of thinking. One day, I shall find my pen, my voice. Will I know how to use …

2018-09-11: You know, now that we’re almost two decades into it, I’m starting to think this whole “twenty-first …

2018-09-08: I always feel good in museums. I like the high ceilings and the acoustics, the footsteps and the …

2018-09-07: The last two weeks have been pretty intense, and frankly kinda rough. Right now, most serious …

2018-09-06: * Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Well, no one told you life was …

2018-09-05: Now, I know there are people who do not love their fellow human beings, and I hate people like that! …

2018-09-04: * well my heart knows me better than I know myself hypnotized mesmerized by what my eyes have seen …

2018-09-02: I think being shy, an introvert, an HSP, and having social anxiety are four quite distinct (if …

2018-09-02: I agree that we should generally avoid using “you guys” — but I suggest that if someone insists on …

2018-09-02: On Morning Pages @garciabuxton asked about morning pages. Turns out I’m feeling chatty this morning, and …

2018-09-01: First Kiss: New Apple Variety Debuts at Minnesota State Fair

2018-09-01: How Mad Men Should Have Ended I still haven’t watched Mad Men all the way through, but my wife has, and her reaction to the …

2018-09-01: * Love, exciting and new. Come aboard, we’re expecting you Saturday. What a day: a yabba dabba doo …

2018-09-01: Poetry will always be anti-capitalist because it’s waste, and that’s what we love about it. –Eileen …

2018-08-31: A good end to a rough week: old friends over for a home-cooked meal, comfort food that’s easy to …

2018-08-31: * Is there gas in the car Yes there’s gas in the car we were driving Driving in your car Speed so …

2018-08-31: Some recent departures (links to NY Times): Paul Taylor Neil Simon Tom Clark

2018-08-30: PSA: There is an excellent and invaluable wiki of all things Micro.blog, maintained by our very own …

2018-08-30: I’m having a week where absolutely everything is pissing me off, especially the little stuff. …

2018-08-28: The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. – Diane di Prima

2018-08-27: I haven’t done a Micro Monday for a while, so this week I nominate @FrankRamblings, who claims to …

2018-08-27: The swamp monster “nixed issuing a statement that praised the heroism and life of Sen. John …

2018-08-27: John McCain’s final letter to Americans

2018-08-27: * father father we don’t need to escalate you are the reason I’ve been waiting all these years one …

2018-08-26: Thanks, @smokey, for your replies to my reflections. I think your confusion stems from the fact that …

2018-08-22: * The worst fear that can ever be hurled starts with an earthquake, birds, and snakes. He hides like …

2018-08-22: * well, we’re movin’ on up to the east side: four men living all together, where the kisses are hers …

2018-08-21: Some reflections on “When Leaders become Followers” There was an excellent piece this morning by @schuth asking “what happens when we think about our …

2018-08-20: Let us boldly contemn all imitation, though it comes to us graceful and fragrant as the morning; and …

2018-08-20: * You must remember this: if you smile at me, I will understand. I hate people when they’re not …

2018-08-19: If anyone spotted this earlier announcement of a possible MSP>NYC>MSP roadtrip via Toronto, …

2018-08-19: Word Ladder ONE ODE ODD ADD AID BID BIN WIN WON

2018-08-19: Word Ladder BUSH BUST BEST BEET FEET FRET FREE TREE

2018-08-18: …poetry like speech itself is made out of paradox, contradiction, irresolvables … It uses …

2018-08-18: Twitter Replacement: A Tragicomedy in Two More Acts Estragon: What a boring TV show! Vladimir: …

2018-08-18: Twitter Replacement: A Tragicomedy in Two More Acts Estragon: These idiots have no idea how to play …

2018-08-18: Twitter Replacement: A Tragicomedy in 1 Act E: Ingredients are all just scattered around! And no …

2018-08-18: In Zen they say: If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, try it …

2018-08-17: Pop songs aren’t the only earworms I’m building centos from. TV show themes are colliding in my …

2018-08-15: * On Wednesdays I go shopping and have buttered scones for tea — oh no, I’ve said too much. I …

2018-08-15: * She’s a good girl. Crazy about Elvis and somebody else’s favorite song. She’s filing her nails …

2018-08-14: The Cento: an Example As I walk thru this wicked world, searching for light in the darkness of …

2018-08-14: The Cento: an Introduction It is “…a poetical work wholly composed of verses or passages taken from …

2018-08-14: It’s a complicated Primary Day in Minnesota. Please try to go vote!

2018-08-13: Excellent piece by @schuth: Selling your Power Back to Twitter. But then, I’m a sucker for …

2018-08-13: Why, why did I wake up this morning with several commercial jingles from the 80s taking turns being …

2018-08-12: At the Mia, a Dutch painting from the 1650s entitled “Lady at her Toilet,” which …

2018-08-12: Excellent brunch at the cacophonous Copper Hen, then a stroll around the MIA, which seems to be …

2018-08-12: List #11: East to West Thomas B. Aldrich, William Cullen Bryant, Schuyler Colfax, Rear Admiral …

2018-08-12: We’re still in the “horseless carriage” phase of Micro.blog. We’re defining …

2018-08-12: Test post. See this conversation. Using MarsEdit, I’ve added alt text to an image. (I’m …

2018-08-11: “Late” Capitalism? Really? What if this is only the beginning?

2018-08-11: Hazy day in Minneapolis, due to the wildfires in British Columbia.

2018-08-11: Nameless Decades Remember when decades used to have names? The Thirties, the Seventies. According to the naming …

2018-08-10: Counting the days: 17,534.

2018-08-09: A delightful time at Common Roots Cafe in south Minneapolis today with @macgenie, @patrickrhone, …

2018-08-07: Word Ladder WORK PORK PECK PEAK PEAT PRAT PRAY PLAY

2018-08-07: Word Ladder HATE LATE LAVE LOVE

2018-08-07: Word Ladder: Transmutation LEAD LOAD GOAD GOLD

2018-08-03: First 10 Lists List #1 List #2, #3, #4 List #5 List #6, #7 List #8 List #9, #10

2018-08-02: List #9: 1, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 28, 35, 36, 40, 41, 42, 45 List #10: 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, 00, 000, 0000, …

2018-07-29: Even after a year, it’s still so strange: I just bought wine, on a Sunday, in Minnesota.

2018-07-27: List #8: It’s Raining Men Baby, You’re: a Rich Man, A Man in Need, A Most Peculiar Man Taxman, …

2018-07-26: Reminder from @macgenie: “We are having a Micro Meetup at lunch time on August 9 in Minneapolis!” …

2018-07-26: 25 Jan 2016: Joined Facebook. 15 July 2017: Deactivated my account. Today: Deleted my account.

2018-07-24: A MPLS>NYC roadtrip in late September is slowly taking shape, with a stop in the Quad Cities to …

2018-07-23: I may have just committed a grave tactical error: It’s 9pm on a Monday night and somehow I am now 30 …

2018-07-19:

2018-07-18: List #6: Minneapolis, Rochester, La Crosse, Tomah, Madison, Beloit, Rockford. List #7: Rockford, …

2018-07-18: Signal boost: Twin Cities Micro.blog meetup August 9th, noon to 1:30, in the common room at Common …

2018-07-13: The Desperate Party But, wherever a man goes, men will pursue and paw him with their dirty …

2018-07-13: Two years since the last post at Wood s lot. The blogger, Mark Woods, died in February of 2017. He …

2018-07-12: Happy 201st, Henry, from a Starbucks inside a Target. “Thank Heaven, here is not all the …

2018-07-07: List #5 100,000 Airplanes. 7A-WF–83429. 2162 Votes. 365 Days. H.Con–172. Ninety Miles Away. …

2018-07-04: List #2 Harrison Taylor Harding Roosevelt List #3 Lincoln Garfield McKinley Kennedy List #4 …

2018-07-01: Readings The Great 78rpm Project The Dictionary of American Regional English Thoreau in Minnesota

2018-07-01: Amazing: I’ve actually managed to transfer registration and hosting of three domains from one …

2018-06-29: List #1 Ur, Kenorland, Columbia, Rodinia, Pannotia, Pangaea.

2018-06-29: Looking through the bent-back tulips to see how the other half lives… (Today’s earworm.)

2018-06-28: 🔗 Fully funded — Ursula K Le Guin: A Poet’s Legacy

2018-06-28: He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and …

2018-06-28: First post from MarsEdit.

2018-06-27: 🔗 Thoughts on the Internet, fragmentation and consolidation, and singing weird songs on Micro.blog …

2018-06-27: 🔗 People who think their opinions are superior to others are most prone to overestimating their …

2018-06-23: Drake’s Equation & the Church @frostedechoes recently wrote an interesting post on Dunbar’s Number and the Church. It’s worth …

2018-06-20: Signal boost for any other Twin Cities Microbloggers within the sound of my voice: Let’s have a …

2018-06-17: Yes, this: “On Fathers Day, don’t forget your friends who have lost their dads.” (@macgenie) I would …

2018-06-16: Breaking up with James Joyce

2018-06-16: To survive our high-speed society, cultivate ‘temporal bandwidth’: “…the width of your present, …

2018-06-16: The Strange Case of the Missing Joyce Scholar.

2018-06-16: Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and …

2018-06-15: You may think I’m a fish out of water, till you discover I’m not a fish. You may believe I fell …

2018-06-14: It’s a beautiful day outside. Or so I’ve been told.

2018-06-10: Signal boost: Today We Start. A new meta-microblog by @simonwoods. Follow!

2018-06-10: @schuth I’ve been enjoying DWP #14 so far. Some very difficult material, so my read-through has been …

2018-06-08: An excellent remembrance that gets at the heart of why the news of Bourdain’s suicide has been so …

2018-06-08: A fantastic short piece on depression: The Piggyback Guy by @patrickrhone

2018-06-07:

2018-06-01: Museum Leadership in a Time of Crisis

2018-05-31: Late lunch at Namaste on Hennepin.

2018-05-30: Tempus loquendi, tempus tacendi.

2018-05-23: I’m the guy at the coffeeshop with weird pencils and absolutely no laptop.

2018-05-23: Dogen: To carry yourself forward and experience myriad things is delusion. That myriad things come …

2018-05-23: Philip Roth: Portnoy’s Complaint author dies aged 85

2018-05-23: A Gun Studies Syllabus (via the late, great Dangerousmeta)

2018-05-22: Propaganda: writing history before you’ve won, as if you already had. This can work for a while but …

2018-05-22: Frank Zappa: Government is the Entertainment division of the military-industrial complex.

2018-05-20: Robert Adams: If you’re not interested in surprises, you shouldn’t be a photographer.

2018-05-20: It’s Sunday afternoon. Every window is wide open, overlooking a street lined with ginkgos. …

2018-05-20:

2018-05-18: 30 seconds into his talk, the guy blithely mentioned how his company was embedding RFID chips into …

2018-05-16: A view of Bde Maka Ska

2018-05-16: PSA: Express your interest in Micro.blog swag

2018-04-30: spine poem #9 The widening spell of the leaves, my life corrupted into song. Pure, unattainable …

2018-04-30: Weldon Kees

2018-04-29: Elizabeth Bishop

2018-04-27: CD Wright

2018-04-26: spine poem #8 “Spring shade, spring essence.” Song of the departed stranger. Music, imitations, …

2018-04-25: Carolyn Kizer (from Harping On)

2018-04-24: Muriel Rukeyser (from The Speed of Darkness)

2018-04-24: First post from Icro beta…

2018-04-23: Harryette Mullen (from Sleeping with the Dictionary) (h/t Shaxper)

2018-04-22: spine poem #7 Overtime field work, temporary help: why aren’t you at work?

2018-04-21: Bill Holm (from Boxelder Bug Variations)

2018-04-20: This afternoon, while looking for something else, I stumbled on the site where I first encountered …

2018-04-20: Hayden Carruth (from If You Call This Cry a Song)

2018-04-19: spine poem #6 Mermaids in the basement howl ravishing disunities: these are not sweet girls.

2018-04-18: Jack Gilbert

2018-04-17: Jim Harrison

2018-04-16: Arthur Sze

2018-04-16: RIP Sam Hamill

2018-04-16: spine poem #5 Locusts at the edge of summer, harping on all day. Permanent red blood: tin, straw, …

2018-04-15: I love discovering old bookmarks. This is from a trip I took to the Tate three days before returning …

2018-04-13: I wonder what it’s like to be on the wrong side of history. It must be a terrible feeling.

2018-04-11: James Schuyler

2018-04-10: spine poem #4 Bedouin of the London evening, nobody’s Ezekiel, seeing things of no country I know. …

2018-04-09: Fascinating read: “A Plan to Rescue the Web from the Internet.” (via @robertbrook)

2018-04-09: For Micro Monday, I’m calling attention to @robertbrook for all his excellent photos of London.

2018-04-09: Camille Rankine, from Incorrect Merciful Impulses

2018-04-07: Tomas Tranströmer (trns Robin Fulton)

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2018-04-06: spine poem #3 Stealing sugar from the castle, playing the black piano, passing through broken …

2018-04-05: “American Food Global Flavors”

2018-04-05: A view of Lake Street

2018-04-04: spine poem #2 Oceanic codes, appearing in the middle distance above the river, tug the great enigma …

2018-04-03: spine poem #1 The novice insomniac, sleeping with the dictionary, calling a wolf a wolf… My …

2018-04-03: It’s National Poetry Month. Since I am one of the Unacknowledged Legislators of the World, I suppose …

2018-04-03: Someone has moved the abandoned sign. Maybe the garbage collector, a little choked up at the sign’s …

2018-04-02: Some modern captions might read: “On the Internet, almost no one knows you’re a dog. But someone …

2018-04-02: I was just thinking of that old cartoon from the 90s: A dog sitting at a computer sez to the other …

2018-04-01: Blue Moon at dawn

2018-03-31: A few years ago, I was in a coffeeshop full of strangers. At a nearby table, an older man was being …

2018-03-30: Found this sign today — “Home is wherever I am with you” — in the garbage room of my apartment …

2018-03-28: Hello World. Afternoon light.