I spent five days on the Bonnaroo farm and flew back to Portland yesterday. I fell asleep before my plane lifted off from Dallas. In the air, I woke up thinking we were still on the ground. I was saying “No no no no no no!”. Was I dead or dying or reliving someone else’s […]
Songs of the Past These are some songs I’ve recorded in the last few years. I have a masochistic impulse to post them here. Also, there’s this. Old MySpace Music account.
Our Fortunate Great White Orb of Reflecting Heat Shines Down on Portland I created a playlist called (in full) “Our Fortunate Great White Orb of Reflecting Heat Shines Down on Portland”. It’s a list of songs I’ve been listening to in the sun and warmth that has recently struck Portland. We, the citizens of the […]
More bullet points: Foreman lost the Rumble in the Jungle in an eighth round knockout. Ali later coined the term “rope-a-dope” for his strategy in Zaire. In 1999, George Foreman sold the naming rights to the George Foreman Grill for $138 million. Ali was, and still is I suppose, part of—how can I put this […]
First, the bullet points: The Rumble in The Jungle took place in Kinshasa, the capital of Zaire, the day before Halloween, 1974. I’ve been watching documentaries about Muhammad Ali the last few months. The man fascinates me. He is the bravest man in sports in the last century, if not longer. I first became interested […]
I sent an article to Thought Catalog, not fully expecting the article to be published. Anyway, here it is. It’s about my own shameful consumption of March Madness basketball games. (I didn’t come up with the title for the article, but I like it.) What is relevant about the article, in my eyes at least, […]
Life is made up of small compromises not big ones.
Writer is merging with machine. At least this writer is. And it is not the other way around: machine is not merging with writer. The machine does not react, but the writer adapts the tool the way he sees fit. For instance, it is easy for me to go onto Wikipedia, look up a certain […]
it will take the super-human efforts of men like Carl Sagan. That phrase “If we are to survive etc…” is overused I know. But recently I had a discussion with my cousin about science and the efforts of men like him. It so happened my cousin was coming to my city, Portland, OR. I didn’t […]
Look up whirlpool on Wikipedia and, for some strange reason, the dangers of this watery vortex are the most discussed topic. The article is quick to point out that us “laymen” (read as: dummies) tend to think of whirlpools as vast hidden black holes somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle, eating […]