We have been feeding the birds outside for almost a year now, since last summer. I have a hanging tray with a mesh bottom I fill with seed every day, and a vertical suet feeder with a tail prop. Mostly we get house sparrows – even though they’re not supposed to like black oil sunflower … Continue reading On feeding birds.
I was going to write more, write more every day but I felt like I needed to have a specific topic, which was an excuse to avoid it altogether. It’s better just to write on what I’ve thought about during the day rather than to save it all up for a themed post. I also … Continue reading July 21, 2016
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.
Many of you know me from Twitter and that’s still the forum I prefer for interactions – I don’t have the patience to edit comments here so if you’re peeved at me you should sign up for Twitter. It’s quite fun to be peevish on Twitter, I find. This is a space where I can … Continue reading I’m not much for introductions.