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why I love xkcd

why I love xkcd

I spent a good part of the last two days reconfiguring my hardware set-up, and trying to add some software as well. There were moments in which I felt like I was wobbling along the event horizon of a black hole. Then there was xkcd (which, dear reader, I have added to my must-clicks for […]

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practical things

practical things

Not too long ago the Maker created this, um, thing, out of pipe cleaners (practically sticks!) and string. He asked me to photograph it and take note of its many practical uses. It can be used, he said, making sure I was writing it down, 1. to catch one fish2. to swing at someone as […]

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tragedy

You know all those people whose well-insured million-dollar houses burned down in California? The Husband and I were commenting on the media people who kept referring to the loss of these houses as a “tragedy” (links too numerous to list here). NPR aired a long story about a writer guy who “braved the flames” of […]

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rainer maria rilke

is in the rhythm of my life today. A friend had a verse of his appended to her email and upon reading it I was suddenly still and focused. I know, the juxtaposition of twenty-first century email and the verse of great, troubled poets such as Rilke sets up a kind of dissonance. But today […]

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