For reference: Pack it up, pack it in Let us begin The city’s cavin’ in Our future’s lookin’ grim Tear the cul-de-sac up, City trucks you’d better back up Try and fill the hole and the whole street’ll act up Get up, stand up, come on throw your hands up If you feel like screamin’ … Continue reading House of Pain remix feat. the Hub City
A thing I think about a lot is the amount of invisible infrastructure needed to support our highly specific lives. Like tonight, I went swimming. It’s a very simple act that requires a highly technical and complicated system of chemistry, physics, math, mechanical engineering, and a huge amount of oil and coal to manufacture and … Continue reading on swimming and systems.
I’ve been doing a lot of driving lately. I hate it. I also like it. I hate that I like it. You know why I like it? It’s easier. I can lock all my stuff in the trunk. I usually can find a place to park. (Yes, even downtown.) Impulse purchases fit in it. I … Continue reading on cranking things out.
Yesterday was a little heavy. Let’s lighten up a bit. I didn’t plan for 2016 to be the Year Without Craft Beer. It just happened. January I embraced an ascetic lifestyle – OK, a more ascetic lifestyle, let’s be frank – and I discovered I wasn’t really missing my hefeweizens or stouts. I won’t say … Continue reading On a year without craft beer.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about getting out, how people decide when it’s time to leave, whether it’s your house, your career, or your city. We like to pretend it’s rational. I don’t think that’s always the case. Watching the residents of Fort McMurray throwing random things into their trucks and inching through a … Continue reading On getting out.