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thread, pocket, pants

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

pocket my pocket my pants didn’t fit   it’s the end the end you’re over and your thread ends here. punk.   my pants my pants didn’t tell   didn’t know like cloth they dye like yes they pocket all the zippers you’ve got left. punk. don’t fit: do fit: metal doesn’t care. [ pfizer […]

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the wind

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

No piece of paper for the weak it’s not yours   it’s here shut up shut up shut and fold it   eight times over in half it won’t help   the wind it takes all yr gold away. No piece of paper for the weak but for the wind yes there is plenty. Piles. […]

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Fruitful thought experiments

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

This a selection from the book Take My Advice: Letters to the Next Generation from People Who Know a Thing or Two — the book is a collection of articles, bits and pieces from a bunch of different people. Roger Scruton is one of them (this is Roger’s web site), and he wrote this. I […]

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Minimum Mass vs. Minimal Mass biking strategy

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

Biking in Denver made the news and my life this week. It makes my life most days, so that’s nothing special. And the news isn’t extraordinary — it’s just a column Diane Carman wrote about the difficulties of bicycling in Denver: Denver has the distinction of being the only city ever to decline in the […]

Denver, Friends, Ideas, Joe, Places, Sane | 2 comments

Plan: Awesome Summer

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Winter? Don’t care for it. Spring? Those frigid Chicago springs turned me off on the concept. Summer? Awesome. The hotter the better. Walking back from the grocer yesterday I got an thought, and I’m laying out the start of that thought here. It’s a plan called… Awesome Summer The first question is: What makes for […]

Awesome, Chicago, Colorado, Denver, Ideas, Joe, Places, Sane, U.S.A. | 5 comments

New Game: Elevator Roulette

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

I made up a new game at work today. There are five elevators, and I started guessing which elevator would be the one to take me up. Or down. You have to guess before the up-button gets pressed, otherwise you could listen for the whirring of the chose elevator moving and that would be cheating. […]

Awesome, Ideas, Joe, Work | 2 comments

No internet at home can be a beautiful thing

Monday, August 28th, 2006

I’ve lived without computer and internet at home for two weeks. I fixed the computer today, so it’s back and stuff, but the last two weeks were awesome. I’m got so much stuff done. I did the cleaning and organizing I should have done years ago, I read a lot more, I took a walk, […]

Ideas, Internet, Joe, Tips | 1 comment

My parents celebrate their 30th anniversary today

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Kind of an auspicious day for a big-ten wedding anniversary, 6/6/6 and all … still, congratulations are due to Donna, Gardner and Satan. Without them I wouldn’t be where I am today. In all seriousness, I don’t believe evil exists and I do believe love does. This frame of mind makes the world a much […]

Family, Ideas, Joe | 2 comments

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