Category Archives: my life

Incantations: The Magic of Reading Aloud

      The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (Lovecraft cover art) by Gervasio Gallardo (b. 1934) I have read this very strange novel to myself and once to my then 3 year son, who loved it when I read him anything. I have … Continue reading

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A Dust Devil on Mars and Other Weather Closer To Home.

27-May-2005 Spirit’s Wind-Driven Traveler on Mars (Spirit Sol 486) Movie clip: GIF (6 MB) | Quick Time (1.8 MB) A dust devil spins across the surface of Gusev Crater just before noon on Mars. NASA’s Spirit rover took the series of images … Continue reading

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A Dangerous Woman

Ursula K. Le Guin: The Rabble-Rouser with a Gentle Smile By Neil Gaiman January 25, 2018 IN MEMORIAM   The thing about Ursula K. Le Guin was that she didn’t actually look like a rabble-rousing, bomb-throwing, dangerous woman. She had a … Continue reading

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Drums of Passion

At some point in my late teenage years, I was looking through a bin of miscellaneous foreign music in the Tower Records store on Broadway in Sacramento, and I came across this album. I don’t remember what about it caught … Continue reading

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Painted Rocks Traveling North

We were walking in downtown Bandon, Ore on Saturday 8/19, and I found a rock painted like a strawberry and camouflaged on a fire hydrant when I turned it over I saw #WCPR painted on the back. I put that … Continue reading

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Earthquake Weather

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next.       Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness   “Looks like earthquake weather,” my grandfather used to say this often … Continue reading

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More Thoughts from the Land of WTF Just Happened.

“Tomorrow we shall have to invent, once more, the reality of this world” — Octavio Paz I don’t agree with those that think leaving because of the election is a moral thing to do. It is the practical thing, and I … Continue reading

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