2018-10-18: I realized today that even though I’ve long known that...

2018-10-17: Winter approaches gracefully in the mountains

2018-10-14: And now I’m in…Salt Lake City

2018-10-05: At some point tomorrow I will lose cell service, and...

2018-10-05: Gonna miss this island, but: onward!

2018-10-03: Lake Cushman at dawn, Olympic National Forest, Washington. (from this...

2018-10-03: Blackberries on the ferile vine, Seattle, mid September

2018-10-03: Reading Sergio Pitol’s “The Art of Flight” has me in...

2018-10-03: Shipwrecks and the Atchafalaya, an exhibition of paintings and works...

2018-10-02: I just want to be out here all the time....

2018-10-01: The more enthusiastic the ignorance around me, the more enthusiastically...

2018-09-28: Forests Among The Puget Sound

2018-09-28: ”Pharisaism, stupidity, and despotism reign not in merchants’ houses and...

2018-09-25: Reading Update Finished re-reading “Between Parenthesis” by Roberto Bolaño / finished “Poso...

2018-09-25: “Only the fruits of thought and artistic creation justify man's...

2018-09-18: Every summer I swear I’ll embrace the coming winter and...

2018-09-16: I wonder if the crew of this ferry knows that...

2018-09-11: I’ve learned to watch baseball through the blocks and pixelated...

2018-09-09: And now I’m in…Vashon, WA.

2018-09-05: No filter on this beauty here

2018-09-03: Skyline and sunshine

2018-09-02: As we walked by these spheres, I overheard someone in...

2018-09-02: And now I’m in…Seattle, WA.

2018-08-28: I love BLDGBLG’s perspective on anything, like finding European hunger...

2018-08-26: I call my decorating style “perpetual guest room resident”

2018-08-26: And now I’m in…Portland, Oregon.

2018-08-22: Aw man somebody lost their keys…that sucks

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2018-08-19: Dessert tart implements, Montana.

2018-08-18: And now I’m in…Bozeman, MT.

2018-08-18: Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Sunrise-ish. Downwind of distant wildfires.

2018-08-14: I’ve been collecting color palates using Adobe Capture for a...

2018-08-13: Top notch wisdom in tonight’s baseball telecast: “Don’t play to...

2018-08-11: And now I’m in…Bismarck, North Dakota.

2018-08-11: The north end of Lake Itasca, AKA the headwaters of...

2018-08-10: You must listen to Protoje’s new album, “A Matter of...

2018-08-10:

2018-08-09: Reading Update Finished “Berlin Alexanderplatz” by Alfred Döblin / Finished re-reading “Fear...

2018-08-06: Shoutout to parks and nature trails and a whole wide...

2018-08-04: And now I’m in…Minneapolis, MN.

2018-08-01: Little bits of history criss-cross everywhere: the Soviet space program...

2018-08-01: Wow. These computer-optimized floor plans are…fascinating.

2018-07-31: Lake Michigan, looking east from Manitowoc.

2018-07-28: And now I’m in…Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

2018-07-27: Interesting, the way one first confronts a famous mountain, in...

2018-07-26: I don’t call it “living simply” or “rejecting consumerism,” I...

2018-07-26: Some dogs can emit remarkably emotive sighs.

2018-07-23: Sometimes, when I allow myself to feel such things, I...

2018-07-23: I love sitting outside and drinking a few beers on...

2018-07-21: Leveque Tower lobby, Columbus, OH. Gorgeous.

2018-07-20: Friday Scrabble Poem: She gears beast soar love insole zit...

2018-07-20: Saw a picture this morning from a monsoon street flood....

2018-07-19: Growing more fascinated with the cobbled together nature of suburbia:...

2018-07-16: Tonight, my friends’ 9 year old asked me what the...

2018-07-15: The truth is that the doors of progress close behind...

2018-07-15: Ah, childhood summers.

2018-07-14:

2018-07-14: And now I’m in…Columbus, OH.

2018-07-13: Reading Update Re-read “Signs Preceding the End of the World” by Yuri...

2018-07-13:

2018-07-12: The sky is big today: swallows a crow’s caw whole....

2018-07-10:

2018-07-09: And now im in…Cambridge, Ontario

2018-07-09: A butterfly can flap its wings in China and cause...

2018-07-07: If I had to identify one encouraging development in our...

2018-07-06: A Vision of Paradise This morning all the news networks finally gave up and...

2018-07-05: Life is not a hostile ocean that must be crossed...

2018-07-05: The Montreal Metro look is 🔥

2018-07-03: Yellow.

2018-07-03: It’s hot here in Montreal, but I’ve always enjoyed the...

2018-06-30: And now I’m in…Montreal, Québec.

2018-06-29: Welp, I’ve spent five of the last eight weeks in...

2018-06-28: For more perspective in this vein, check out this terrifying...

2018-06-28: Yes, the news appears to constantly herald imminent doom, but...

2018-06-27: Internationalism is sitting in a Mexican bar in NYC and...

2018-06-26: Someone put these signs up years ago in New Orleans....

2018-06-25: I love boxcar graffiti: someone in, say, New York can...

2018-06-23: Significant figures, bar bathroom edition.

2018-06-22: I’ll go and stay a while, and all the folks...

2018-06-21: Reading Update Finished “Iraq + 100” edited by Hassan Blasim / Finished...

2018-06-21: Ah, the summer solstice: the day we get the most...

2018-06-20: I check my online security and privacy settings once a...

2018-06-17: As the island of our knowledge grows, so does the...

2018-06-16: By failing to read or listen to poets, society dooms...

2018-06-16: Happy Bloomsday! I recommend celebrating by wandering your city, imagining...

2018-06-15: Surprise wisdom from a World Cup TV commentator: The true...

2018-06-15: No better way to spend the day than watching the...

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2018-06-13: It takes a lot of water I was born in the rain on the Pontchartrain, underneath...

2018-06-12: Better than television…

2018-06-12: Today there’s a constant breeze in the trees so it...

2018-06-11: I love that optimism has become David Byrne’s pet cause....

2018-06-10: I like sitting backwards in the train, facing where I’m...

2018-06-10: Bar 169, Chinatown, NYC. A nice sketchy dive bar I...

2018-06-10: Now, I understand, my privilege means giving up all claims...

2018-06-09: On Real Artists Anyone can the see the crudeness and absurdity and pain...

2018-06-09:

2018-06-09: Reading Update Finished “The Association of Small Bombs” by Karan Mahajan /...

2018-06-08: Already miss Kygryzstan…

2018-06-08: And now I’m in…Poughkeepsie, NY

2018-06-08: Move If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As...

2018-06-08: So of course I decide to set this account up...

2018-05-27: And now I’m in…Karakol, Kyrgyzstan.

2018-05-24: And now I’m in…Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (again).

2018-05-20: And now I’m in…Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan

2018-05-16: And now I’m in…Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

2018-05-09: Reading Update It’s been a while: Finished “Oxherding Tale” by Charles Johnson...

2018-05-08: We live longer but... We live longer / but less precisely / and in...

2018-04-29: And now I’m in…Poughkeepsie, New York.

2018-04-21: And now I’m in…Columbus, OH

2018-04-15: And now I’m in…Chicago, Illinois.

2018-04-13: The World is a Song I sense the world might be more dreamlike, metaphorical, and...

2018-04-10: Doing Great Things If I cannot do great things, I can do small...

2018-03-29: Reading Update Finished “The Poetics of Space” by Gaston Bachelard / Finished “Hopscotch”...

2018-03-24: And now I’m in…Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

2018-03-22: On Boundaries Boundaries, after all–of custom, of language, of what is and...

2018-03-19: Democracy Democracy does not mean you will never have corrupt politicians....

2018-03-12: And now I’m in…Golden Meadow, Louisiana.

2018-03-09: And now I’m in…Little Rock, Arkansas.

2018-02-26: Reading Update Finished “Percival Everett by Virgil Russell” by Percival Everett /...

2018-02-24: And now I’m in…Poplar Bluff, Missouri

2018-02-21: May we all get to heaven... Well raise another round boys and have another glass be...

2018-02-15: And now I’m in…Athens, GA.

2018-02-12: Y’all: if I have to watch the world burn, I...

2018-01-30: Reading Update Finished Laszlo Krasznahorkai’s “The World Goes On” / Reading Percival...

2018-01-27: Complexity and Ignorance In pursuing the objective to generalize theoretical models we must...

2018-01-20: Chance Chance is not simply a matter of choosing, but the...

2018-01-07: Reading Update Finished Thomas Pynchon’s “Mason & Dixon” / Started Laszlo Krasznahorkai’s...

2018-01-05: To Rule Forever To rule forever, it is necessary only to create, among...

2017-12-22: What Bores You Q: What things bore you? Roberto Bolaño: The empty discourse...

2017-12-15: Swimmin Time In the distance is the gloom of the end of...

2017-11-29: On Poets If I had to hold up the most heavily fortified...

2017-11-11: Intuition It occurs to me that my thought process is essentially...

2017-11-07: Never Real Historians We are never real historians, but always near poets, and...

2017-10-23: Scouring a rural Walmart hardware aisle for a specific type...

2017-10-19: For y’all non New Orleans people: staying on the other...

2017-09-23: Nationalist Cultures We all know nationalist cultures are boring. Dany Laferriere is...

2017-09-18: You can only lol alone.

2017-09-13: The World is an Enigma I have come to believe that the whole world is...

2017-09-01: Rag Water and Bitters and Blue Ruin Well, it's Ninth and Hennepin All the doughnuts have names...

2017-08-26: Never Attained ...until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another...

2017-08-20: The Non-Eclipse What if this eclipse somehow just didn’t happen? It would...

2017-08-12: There’s a man on his cell phone in a stall...

2017-08-12: In the Night There are whistles in the night here in Luling; sustained...

2017-07-02: Life is not a contest of strength, but a challenge...

2017-05-10: Medicine, Magic, Art It's a turn-around jump shot it's everybody jump start it's...

2017-05-05: These days it seems like the whole world is a...

2017-05-01: Confidence We nuh concern with who hawking / When dem spit...

2017-04-30: When I say: “I refuse to chase after clicks,” I...

2017-04-26: Scribbles Every week or so, I take all the little scribbles...

2017-04-24: The Default Setting The world will not discourage you from operating on your...

2017-04-16: Hidden in the Language You should distrust any language that uses the same word...

2017-04-07: The American Fate yet there is no avoiding time, the sea of time,...

2017-04-06: Long day today. Did that on purpose: woke up with...

2017-04-01: Comic Sans Check out this interview with Vincent Connare, typographer and former...

2017-03-02: On a whim, I opened Twitter for the first time...

2017-02-13: Men of Action All "direct" persons and men of action are active just...

2017-01-26: Street People I'm hangin' out with the street people / They've got...

2017-01-05: I’m not writing much these days. Or am I? It’s...

2016-12-17: Back in New Orleans for a while, where all the...

2016-12-15: History and Fiction History, really, is fiction - not because it is made...

2016-12-13: The Storyteller It is the storyteller... who makes us what we are,...

2016-12-09: Prophecy What prophecy actually is is not that you actually know...

2016-12-05: Sermons Is a sermon most off putting when delivered from the...

2016-12-01: Hubris I know I spent ten years of my life designing...

2016-11-29: I’ve just finished reading Mauro Javier Cardenas’s “The Revolutionaries Try...

2016-11-24: I'll Rise You may write me down in history With your bitter,...

2016-11-22: There is no folly of the beasts of the earth...

2016-11-20: Communication is, precisely, the avoidance of sincerity in order to...

2016-11-16: Places and people are like things: both made of memories...

2016-11-15: It occurs to me that I’d rather know a few...

2016-11-13: We can prevent reading: but in the decree that forbids...

2016-11-09: But what if everything that is to happen has already...

2016-11-08: Poets are set against the world because they cannot accept...

2016-11-05: Is the engineer an artist? Good question. My favorite quote:...

2016-11-02: Every Western ideology promises some ultimate goal — a happy,...

2016-10-13: One should not fear the rebel.  One should not be...

2016-10-08: I smile to keep from howling, I sing so I...

2016-10-03: I think good narrative comes from observing the world and...

2016-09-29: I personally feel that no one gives a shit about...

2016-09-28: The hardest part about doing what you want with your...

2016-09-23: Science is what we understand well enough to explain to...

2016-09-22: I want to be around people that do things. I...

2016-09-19: It's a terrible thing for children not to get bored...

2016-09-15: I am interested in art as a means of living...

2016-09-12: Salt on wound / And water on mud / We...

2016-09-06: When truly brothers, men don't sing in unison, but in...

2016-09-04: Cynicism is a poverty of curiosity and imagination and ambition....