Friday, December 30, 2005


Do what you can-
for good.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Antioxidant overdose

Tumbling down the rabbit hole of the alumni directory. Send a friendly note to the TA who blew me 12 years ago? It's not Christmas until you get a bizarre letter from the past, the words galloping as if the intervening years never happened.

I don't like the metaphor of the rabbit hole. It obfuscates rather than clarifies meaning. No more rabbit holes. The alumni directory should be the comparison that explains other things.

Don't read too much into stuff.

Something came to me in the kitchen.

A gentle vise on my temples.

Precision with language is like...

(I just learned that word.)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


I miss Blind Date.
If not the show, then what watching it represented.

Do we want people addicted to us?

(Then you shouldn't have offered.)

Monday, December 19, 2005

Sandwish shops

Regarding the "Most Wished For Items" on
Boy do we dream small.
I worry future civilizations will pity us.

I also worry that I haven't been spending enough time thinking about future (and past--same dif) civilizations.

But we cherish and draw strength from these small dreams.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

You misunderstand me

You, Miss,
understand me.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Cool out

The front table at Grand Sichuan on Canal.

Triangular buildings.

Narrow escalators.

Holding a cup of coffee through thick gloves.

Chubby squirrels, abandoned chess tables.

Having to pee in winter.

Lately I've been courting mild food poisoning...

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


You're supposed to complain that the holiday season goes on too long,
but I think it happens too fast.

I'll still be looking.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Keeps them out of trouble

On teaching grammar to students from Russia:
Not responsible for lost or stolen articles.

Is it even worth having a regret that doesn't sear?

Ban the butt.

That's me: first man clapping.
Hell, only man clapping.

My way or the sky way.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

What's what you're talking about?

Gift books and
Weapons that work.

Frozen nose ring.

This cheapass phone.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Last man clapping

He likes telling people she's a dancer.

That can is top-shelf.

This time, I don't care where we sit.

I need a shoe horn,
but not the kind that you use to help put on shoes.

Sunday, December 04, 2005


Have you listened to any podcasts?
Try Tom Shillue--
His voice is like a good bath.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Ask me about my camera

I want to see if that girl is still at the hostel, somehow.

Just because everyone can do it doesn't mean it isn't a skill.

Thanks for not calling me on that.

We're better at hearing things vibrate on surfaces.

It's all history.

What haven't we learned?