Siftings

Better Days
Nov
12
Better Days
Bit of a pickle.  Four hours into the climb, I stumble on a downed log hidden in snow and tumble into what seems a bottomless drift.  Roll a few times.  Come to a stop.  No avalanche and I can breathe, so that’s good.  Snow all around me.  Snow up my jacket.  Cold.  Laying on my back, snowshoes...
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Friday Countdown - Campustown Parts
Nov
03
Friday Countdown - Campustown Parts
Before I get to the good and excellent things in the Campustown plan, the one thing it still needs is a rec space big enough for baseball / soccer.  And architecture looking forward, rather than backward, but that's for later...   Now, on to the good and excellent stuff:     18.  Residential...
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RIP, Rover
Oct
31
RIP, Rover
Had a goldfish in college.  Named him (her?) Rover.  No room, money or time for a dog, which would have been my strong preference, so I went with Carassius auratus, and a dog’s name.  Kept her (him?) in a blender on my desk.  The blender being more space efficient than a bowl, and a bit of concept...
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Bonus Countdown - Peak Wisconsin
Oct
28
Bonus Countdown - Peak Wisconsin
A man from Marshfield gets locked in a beer cooler and makes the best of it.  And thus, the Peak Wisconsin list has to be recalibrated.  For the record, I adore Wisconsin.       100.  (tie) Deer ticks / This sport 99 - 22. A whole bunch of other stuff. 21.  This season   20.  This...
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Friday Countdown(s) - In Reverse
Oct
27
Friday Countdown(s) - In Reverse
Somewhere near question 1,000, it dawned on me I should probably give the QC Times question list a break.  Set it down. Give it some rest.  Let it breath.  Somewhere near question 1,000.  Cause, I’m a little slow on the uptake at times.  And a little determined, at times.  And just generally...
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Manifesto
Oct
21
Manifesto
There’s four elements to an intentional infliction of emotional distress lawsuit.  There’s nine innings in a baseball game.  Coincidence!?  Don’t be naive.  It’s all right there, in fine print, on the back of each MLB ticket.  They’re not liable for foul balls, errant bats or broken...
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Friday Countdown - Fave Coltrane
Oct
20
Friday Countdown - Fave Coltrane
Specifically, not a best of rankng, because that's not how jazz works.  But these are the dozen favorite Coltrane albums.     12.  Ballads   11.  Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall   10.  Africa / Brass   9.  Sun Ship   8.  A Love Supreme   7.  Cresent   6. ...
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Stereo
Oct
08
Stereo
“We’re not doing that.”  The bride gets what the bride wants, and that includes what she doesn’t want.  It’s the rehearsal, and the wedding helper has Amanda and me practice the processional.  It’s all I can do to not burst into tears and its only the rehearsal, for goodness sake.  We walk down the...
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Friday Countdown - Remember Crash Davis Lesson #1
Oct
06
Friday Countdown - Remember Crash Davis Lesson #1
Kind of a simple day today.  Just don’t screw up three things:   3). The processional.   2).  The welcoming toast.   1).  Tearing up at the slightest provocation.     Don’t think.  It can only hurt the ballclub.
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Mono
Oct
01
Mono
Lost.  Alone.  Two words that don’t go so well together.  But that’s the deal, somewhere above 10,000 feet in the high Sierras of Yosemite, miles from anyone.  Panic has zero utility, and there’s no need for it, anyway.  Not to worry.  Plenty of sunlight left and geared-up for a below freezing, two...
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