Category: Proto-Blog

  • Unfinished (1999)

    i’ve been cleaning. housecleaning. major earth moving. so many things were brought from the old apartment with no real means of storing them in the new, so they remained in boxes in the living room, on the back porch. now is the time to open them, sort them and eliminate the unnecessary. in among the…

  • What is Romance?

    (This was originally posted to the Kittenspeak mailing list, and I didn’t think much of it at the time. Just a thought. But I have re-thought, and I kind of like what I said. So here are my Valentine’s Day thoughts – almost a month too late.) To my experience, I am more likely to…

  • Image Conscious

    Maybe I just find old photographs fascinating. 2-dimensional revisitations to times past, moments lost, opportunities presented. But most of all, several people seem to have this curiosity about what I was like growing up. Others just never believe me when I claim to have had quite the substantial mullet in the early 90s. And so,…

  • Origin and Potential

    You hear it everyday, or perhaps only I do. But someone has to look at you from time to time, smile in that curious way, perhaps shake their head and say “Where did you come from?” And usually I have no pat answer, or I come up with something ridiculously to disarm the question. But…

  • through the nose

    it’s no fun being sick. i mean, i am sure there are those hypochroniacal types that get their life’s meaning from an assumed appearance of consumption or malaise, and i remember those girls from high school that would feign sickness around lunchtime only to return the next late spring morning with a fresh tan. i…

  • funky drummer

    nineteen. eighty. nine. a number, another summer, sound of the funky drummer. music hitting you hard, ’cause i know you got soul. (brothers & sisters.) last night my DSL was working. miracle of miracles. and the frustrating thing about having such an intermittent connection is that once you get it running, you feel like you…

  • resolutionary

    once again gainfully employed. actually have been for a few weeks now, but i felt it best to wait it out, just make sure that i actually had landed and this wasn’t just a temporary financial bandage. the new place is good, incredibly stable, with headquarters that eerily resemble superman’s fortress of solitude. all that…

  • vacationary

    okay. i have heard your complaints. if you have any more, please give them to rusty the bailiff and he will mark them as further evidence. so i have had an extended recess from the webpage. please forgive me. you would think that being home and looking for work would leave me with fistfuls of…

  • drive us all to drink

    so i did all this preaching last week about responsibility and the duty that should drive us all to vote, and almost a week later it seems that the voting process is likely to drive us all to drink.

  • who loves you?

    who loves you and who do you love? election day is tomorrow. you can say that you are just not sure, that you need more information, that you wish someone would just point a magic weather map arrow at the right one for the job, but time is up. put your pencils down and close…