Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Listening to the always compelling Imogen Heap.  Thinking about making dinner: pesto pasta and salad.

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It's been a wet, coolish summer.  A roofing contractor I know said that he hasn't been  able to put together 5 straight days of work all summer.  That hurts a lot of people.

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I pinched a nerve in my neck a few days ago.  Which plays into an old shoulder injury (from when I was assaulted on the job back in the day).

The aging body.  It's not always pretty.

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The writing hasn't been coming, so I'm in one of those rebuilding times.  Have been revisiting a number of things, philosophy books etc, trying to resituate, rethink some stuff.

Attention spans these days... Anyone's shelf life...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Spent a chunk of time today reviewing scans of The Difficulties.  Found a few problems, but we're getting very close.

Spent another chunk of time searching the living room for a guitar pick I'd misplaced.

And another chunk of time reading and thinking about Robin Williams.  Such a gifted man.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Listening to some blues and thinking in my meandering way.

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Sounds as if The Difficulties should be online pretty soon.  The magazine scans are pretty much done, it's just a matter of finalizing the index.  It's really not something that I sought out.  It's something I was encouraged to do by Charles Bernstein.  And, on reflection, I think that it will be a good thing to have done.  There's some solid things in those mags.

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Went to the farmer's market this morning.  Got some great stuff.  Especially the first local peaches of the season.  Nothing like standing over the kitchen sink eating a perfect peach. Juicepocalypse.

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One of this last week's highlights was watching Sharknado 2. I didn't see the first film in this franchise, but numero dos is a hoot.  I'm surprised my friend Richard Lopez hasn't reviewed it yet.

Speaking of Richard, he has a glancing mention of the IBM Selectric typewriter in one of his recent posts at Really Bad Movies.  That got me going.  That's the typewriter I used in getting together The Difficulties.

I went through a couple of those machines(which I bought used).  I loved them.  They were state of the art back in the day.  You changed fonts by switching out type balls.  And Selectrics were fitted out for correction tape--that was huge at the time.  For ten plus years I banged on a Selectric everyday.  And sweated, cursed and laughed over it too.  I miss the sound and touch of those lovely typers.

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Getting used to my new notebook computer.  Which is probably partly why I'm waxing nostalgic over the technology of a few decades ago.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

"The Skin Of" at Moss Trill

I've got new work ("The Skin Of") up at Moss Trill .


Tip of the hat to editor William Allegrezza.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Otoliths 34

Otoliths 34 is live.  It looks fat and sassy.  I'm pleased to note, too, that a chunk of my Appearances is in it.  Kudos to Mark Young for another great issue of his wonderful e-zine.