January 30, 2012. Various tones of black, white and grey; that's pretty much it for January here. Taken from the gas station on South Broadway just south of downtown as I pumped just a couple of gallons of their overpriced product.
A pair of tights. A skin-tight shirt made of wicking material. Another shirt, also wicking, with long sleeves and an extended neck. A pair of running pants, or "loose tights" as some call them. A nylon windbreaker jacket. A pair of thick gloves. On my head, a thin knit balaclava as well as a running … Continue reading Suited Up
Bexar County, Texas, is developing a completely bookless library system. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff is an unabashed book lover with 1,000 first editions in his private collection, but even he sees the writing on the wall. Paper books have lost their allure, and future generations may have little use for them, Wolff contends. So when he … Continue reading A Bookless Library?
On Christmas day, I began a new blog. It's a picture-a-day project on Tumblr; I'm going to try taking and posting one picture every single day for a year. You can find it here. I can't promise I'll be able to keep up with it every single day. And I certainly won't imply that every … Continue reading Tumbling Through The Year
Low River Levels Threaten River Commerce I was quoted in the Webster-Kirkwood Times yesterday. The writer made me seem much more eloquent than I really am.
Author Jonathan Franzen, in the essay "On Autobiographical Fiction," part of his 2012 collection Farther Away, writes that whenever a novelist gives a public talk or reading, he or she is invariably asked four "unpleasant questions." They are, he writes "apparently the price we have to pay for the pleasure of appearing in public." The four … Continue reading Questions For The Author
I've taken what I guess is a quintessentially New-Year's step and added the "Goodreads" widget to the sidebar of this blog's home page. (It's down there at the bottom of the right column of blog stuff.) By clicking on it, you can see what I'm currently reading, and what I've been reading and what I'm … Continue reading (Too-) Good Reads
Note: When originally written, this was part of a series of posts about pictures used in the header at the top of this blog. Well, life happens and headers change, and now there are completely different pictures up there. Oh well, I'll keep these posts, though. Previous posts in the series are here and here and … Continue reading Downbound On The Upper
Another year, another folder for my computer photo archive. Here are some of my favorite shots from the year 2012. You know the drill -- you can click on any of these shots for a larger view. Two of my favorite photographic subjects are right here in this picture: the "Captains Return" statue of Lewis … Continue reading Pictures Of 2012
This is kind of interesting, if you're a stats geek like me. Hard to believe people came here from 63 countries, but that's what it says. Also, three of the most-visited posts in 2012 were published in 2011; I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. 🙂 Anyway, cheers, and thanks … Continue reading From WordPress.com … Shoulblog Year In Review
I'm gonna swear more in 2013. I'm going to eat more, exercise less, and simply roll myself wherever I need to go. I'm going to make darn damn sure my rights under the Berner Convention are protected. I will park myself on the couch and watch every second of every episode of The Bachelor. I will "clean … Continue reading Resolutions