Tuesday, December 08, 2015


Alternative to the theme of yesterday: music generation. Try it out at jukedeck.
Adele is in no danger of losing her job to this robot; the two tracks I generated were as soulless as you might expect. At the same time there's clearly something sophisticated at work here.

Sunday, December 06, 2015


Music, books, video games and movies are numerous and inexpensive. For these to be appreciated as gifts there are two options:
1. choose premium quality
2. curate a collection tailored to the recipient

Option two is exemplified by the mixtape.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Campfire Smell

Yesterday we woke to a hazy orange sunrise.
Trees 200' away were tinted
The morning air at the kitchen door
Was thickly laden with the scent a campfire makes
From the Cougar Creek fire
75 miles East

Last night the half moon was the color of a ripe peach
Today we are running the hepa filter and staying inside

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tragedy on Kelly Road

Crawling past the patrolman
The flares
The towtruck
I glanced briefly where
I knew the wreck would be.
A truck, new, shiny with chrome
And royal blue
Looked strangely whole
To occupy the center of that grim circus.
No shattered glass
No fender rumpled
No trunk caved-in and crumpled.
But under the truck's front bumper
All so new and shiny with chrome
A two-wheeled vehicle
That didn't make it home.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Kids will make you cool

Ok maybe it's just in my own mind...but after playing TF2 online with my boys I have been encouraged by 55zimfam55 who said I was becoming MLG pretty fast. That felt great because I always feel like a nub cake.
But while playing I noticed they also seem unimpressed by their own play though it far outstrips mine.
With each day I become more certain that most everyone feels like a nub cake, not just in gaming but in that arcane thing older folks refer to as "real life".
And I'm just as certain that the feeling is not justified...we are all pretty MLG...and could use more practice.
So yeah...I feel a little cooler today.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Race Eve

Tomorrow morning we begin the attempt to cross Washington by bike. My job is to keep the rider supplied with food and water.

As for now we are going to sleep at cycle.head.chair as defined by what3words.com

People Waved

(on the train)
I was charmed.

As we passed a park
Some children
And their guardians

View from
 the train.

Big Trip

This is the start of a big trip. I'll crew for my brother who's cycling across Washington State, from North to South.

Currently I'm on tha Amtrak Cascade line from Kelso to Tukwila.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Two Haiku

Trees start conical

In windstorm branches are lost

Adding character



Hawk patrols the mice

Who hide beneath the grasses

They cannot grow large