Instructive

I got a call this week from one of the schools where I applied to teach a composition course online, and I’ve done two phone interviews with them already. My impression is that the interviews went fairly well, so I may end up getting a chance to teach an online course starting in the next […]

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Murmuration

Murmuration from Islands & Rivers on Vimeo. Cool video. Even cooler phenomenon. I spent this past weekend in Eastern Pennsylvania, and at the end of this week I’ll head out to Illinois for a few days. Gotta keep movin.

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The Best

My six-year old nephew Angelo sent me this in the mail. I present it here without comment.

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Stuff

Mom had lots of things in her house. As she worked her way down from a home filled with six kids to one with no children whatsoever—a process that took about 30 years, mind you—more and more “stuff” began to accumulate. Especially when she was down to one child, her impulses to stop at garage […]

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Things I’ve Eaten

I keep emailing pictures of food to myself thinking I’ll get around to writing new blog posts at blogging.la about cool menu items in Los Angeles. Like this post I did today. However, I eat way more frequently than I blog, and so I decided to just do a little gallery here on my own […]

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Ob-La-Di

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom – Trailer (2012 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE) from Tsunami Blossom on Vimeo. I’m back in LA now, and working on getting back into my routine. It’s good to be around friends I haven’t spent much time with in nearly a month, for sure. As this preview illustrates, disaster does strike, […]

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The House Colleen Built

There are probably very few people in the town of Paxton, according to Gareth and maybe even in all of Ford County, who are unfamiliar with the big house on the corner of Market Street and Franklin. Most everyone who goes anywhere in town ends up having a reason to drive past sooner or later, […]

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First Meteor Shower of the Year

2012 Quadrantids meteor shower sky map at Spacedex.com. My New Year’s Resolution is to see at least one shooting star. That is all.

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Happy Holidays

In case you hadn’t guessed, my “Couch to 5K” plans went down in flames. Thanksgiving week is (sort of) my excuse. I went to eat late after class that week, and didn’t think running on a full stomach was a good idea. As is often the case, all it seems to take is just one […]

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Things I Saw on the Way to Work This Morning

In the order that they appeared: White work van with license plate “JO PLUMR” and a flag in the back window. Hummer H2 with Captain America shield artwork on the spare tire. A train crossing the freeway on an overpass with car after car carrying tanks. Real tanks. Another Hummer, this time an H3, with […]

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