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From the notebook, always in my pocket on winter car trips, a true haiku: December cornfield: Along the treeline, a pile Of plaid sofas. Even writers/can’t make this stuff up.
Hulk put in dollar bill. Hulk put in quarter. Hulk press small button. Hulk get two PayDay bar. This is benevolence of universe. (More in the Hulk-ku/not-a-Hulk-ku series. Notebook poetry + blog posts from phone = a week where things … Continue reading
Never knew that behind our big box Menard’s home store is a huge working lumberyard. You enter through a gate “guarded” by an equally huge but fairly lethargic security man who checks your receipt to see that you have already … Continue reading
Another use for the best multipurpose tool since the Swiss Army knife (that’d be the phone camera*): word and phrase collection. Every writer needs to be aware of ambient, atmospheric words, the words we breathe and eat and swallow as … Continue reading
It was a close call; we had to wait until the last possible day, but yes, we made it to the Chicago Auto Show this year. You’ll have to wait a bit to see a few selections from the more … Continue reading
(I don’t know whether these are pages from a notebook or part of a letter. But since the person in question wrote endless letters to a certain other person and those letters constitute a very vividly detailed journal, the difference … Continue reading
For writers who came up before the digital revolution, and many who were born later, nothing ever will replace the little paper notebook. Nothing to charge up, nothing to turn on, no lights, no sound, nothing to distract or alarm, … Continue reading
On this busy day (I’m working on your Winter Holiday present), a wander through the phone camera’s galleries found this gem of good advice. Let’s be careful out there. Question of the day: is the phone camera archive really a … Continue reading
Two excellent soft tacos in a styrofoam clamshell box: each of them consisting of a flour tortilla, greasy spicy skirt steak, that grainy Mexican cheese, lettuce-tomato-sour cream, and red salsa. (That’s “American style” according to the menu.) You eat the … Continue reading