The aphorism "data lost on the next boat is lost in Perth" came to me just now as I lie in bed mostly asleep.

The new Allagash album, Cryptic Visions, fuckin' rips. How Newfoundland manages to keep cranking out such good heavy metal is beyond me, but I ain't arguing.

After a week without the company of cats, it's immensely satisfying to be back with the gentlemen and the Grand Dame of Arlington.

Methinks we have hugely mistaken this matter of Life and Death. Methinks that what they call my shadow here on earth is my true substance. Methinks that in looking at things spiritual, we are too much like oysters observing the sun through the water, and thinking that thick water the thinnest of air. Methinks my body is but the lees of my better being. In fact take my body who will, take it I say, it is not me.

Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

"For my part, I abominate all honorable respectable toils, trials, and tribulations of every kind whatsoever."

Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

The staggeringly huge, ravenous maw of the Chino mine aside, southwestern New Mexico is pretty fantastic.

What do I know? I'm Jeff Winger's dumb gay dad!

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On a hot day like today, this simple bowl of water will get visited by blackbirds, magpies, robins, jays (if about), pigeons, squirrels and honey bees (sometimes continuously). So i cannot recommend enough, leaving out water for nonhumans 💧💧💦🌞🐝🐦

Memento mori, I:

back straight but not rigid
to pick up stray aspirin


There's nothing more glorious than getting up earlier than usual, doing something for a bit, and going back to bed. The quality of sleep during the return phase is unique.

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I was accosted by slugs. I'm really starting to panic.

— Åblel Akururvad, Ranger

The costuming decisions for some of the Russian characters in Snuff Bottle Connection are baffling.

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Scully is kidnapped by a maniac janitor. Mulder seeks enlightenment through crop circles.

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Annalee Newitz's "Autonomous" is pretty good so far! Some elements of it remind me of Bruce Sterling's late '90s/early '00s stuff.

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Here's my 17-year-old cat happily nibbling on pizza crust. I love this old gal.

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