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Archive for April, 2010

We were watching TV when we heard the dog-snoring. This is fairly common here, but the tune was a bit unusual, so the missus and I both rousted ourselves and looked, finding our Edie girl sleeping with her head bonked right up against the couch, snout up in the air, snoring a new dog sleep song.

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A friend emailed this video to me. He knows I walk Market street to work frequently, and asked  if I recognized any of these buildings–knowing most were destroyed. This is San Francisco four days before the earthquake and fire changed the City forever.

The music fits hauntingly well with this view back on a long-lost world. Twenty-first century as it may be, the music suits the mood for our glimpsing this basically Victorian, 19th century world.

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I’ve meant for the longest time to prune this little tree. When I’m out for my morning dogwalk I think, “I’ve got to bring those clippers.” But when I’m home I forgot to set them aside.

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 Hurray for Lance Baxter! I was never a big fan of a gecko with a cockney accent selling insurance (wtf?), but my mother-in-law laughs whenever she sees it, so I figure the lizard had his own demographic.  (more…)

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My escape to Phoenix was a good long weekend trip. I was too early for “the desert in bloom,” as the Sonoran springtime burst of color is called, but did manage to capture some color at my friends’ house.

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Raised agnostic as I was, I haven’t had any institution with absolute moral authority in my life. I mean, my parents were pretty powerful for a while there. But they didn’t raise me to believe in absolute authority.

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 On my first day back from the desert this week, I visited a friend and coworker who told me he had a terrible commute this morning, and got in late. “I believe it,” I answered. “I was there at the beginning of it.”

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