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Yearly Archives: 2013

Taking Things Too Literally

Wed, 11 Dec 2013, 09:39 PM (-06:00)

“Cancel it,” he said. I didn’t understand what he meant. “Cancel it. Right there.” He pointed to the screen. “Click the X.” So I clicked the button with the red X on it, the button that said Cancel underneath. “No!” he said, but it was too late. I had cancelled it. I had click the […]

The Shortest Path

Tue, 10 Dec 2013, 11:09 PM (-06:00)

I ran behind the pack. Their red lights blinked reassuringly in the darkness as they pulled away. I’d be certain to see where they turned, even if I fell way behind. Which I did. They pulled way ahead. But when they came to a cross street, I could see them stop where our route turned […]

Here I Am

Sun, 8 Dec 2013, 10:54 AM (-06:00)

I can’t believe that it’s real The way that you make me feel A burning deep down inside A love that I cannot hide Our love is you and me baby That makes the world go ’round And if you’ve been doin’ lovin’ with me Layin’ all my troubles down Here I am, baby Come […]

Three Strikes

Sun, 1 Dec 2013, 10:04 PM (-06:00)

One. She thought the man was a grackle on a window sill. Two. Did you notice the waves on the right, I asked her. What waves, she said, I don’t see any waves. Three. Did you use your non-dominant hand to draw that one, she asked me. Oh, what a Sunday it was.

On The Other Hand

Sun, 1 Dec 2013, 03:37 PM (-06:00)


Sun, 1 Dec 2013, 11:12 AM (-06:00)


Sat, 30 Nov 2013, 09:49 PM (-06:00)

Unit and Nothingness

Sat, 23 Nov 2013, 03:15 PM (-06:00)

On a different note… 1. On Procedures and Functions In FORTRAN and Pascal and Ada, programming languages that I revelled in long ago, there is a distinction drawn between so-called procedures on the one hand and functions on the other. Both are software constructs for doing some work, but whereas a function calculates a tangible […]

Mercury Rising

Sun, 17 Nov 2013, 09:36 AM (-06:00)

…and in the National Gallery of Art, we saw Mercury rising:

White House Garden Tour

Sun, 17 Nov 2013, 08:14 AM (-06:00)

Did I tell you about the garden tour? What garden tour? I guess I didn’t tell you. Do you want to know about it? Actually, I… We had gone to Washington, D.C. to visit friends who had moved there. We went to see Melissa and Carlyle and Trudy’s friend Karen who was following her boss […]