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End of an Era

It was sad to discover that Papers3 has officially bit the dust and will no longer open on my Macbook. The company has moved on to a dodgy online service, so I knew it was only a matter of time, but it was still sad to realize that day had come. Oh, magic citations, the times we had, the papers we wrote together. Based on the multitude of positive recommendations out there, I am trying out… View More


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Not to volunteer for a gig as an unpaid #influencer, but I can't believe the salads at Wendy's these days. Apples, nuts, blue cheese, pomegranate dressing that, rather than being sickly sweet, tastes like angels playing piccolo on my tastebuds. How did that make it through the fast food decision-making… View More

I just had a sudden burst of nostalgia for The Show with Ze Frank (and A Show as well). A time and a place and a movement that's led to so much of what the internet is today. And low and behold, he's still out there, but behind the scenes: Ze Frank… View More


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So Ms. Lee and local residents, desperate to save the 96-year-old school, came up with an idea: How about enrolling older villagers who wanted to learn to read and write? Such a good reminder of the privilege inherent in the opportunity to learn--what joy they have in this chance too. (NYT:… View More


After the end of a busy semester, sitting down with my hobonichi to take stock does so much to put my mind at ease. I haven't crossed much off yet, but I no longer need to continuously complete "remember everything in my… View More

Interesting to think about D & D themselves being subject to the pressures of American culture, prizing the psychological storytelling over sociological. Most of the critiques of the writing (mine included) have focused on their limitations as storytellers, thereby ignoring the systemic issues in Hollywood that encourage that kind of storytelling. Link:… View More

My buns bring all the boys to the yard

By buns, I mean rabbits, And by boys, I mean stray cats. Now, my cat is very unhappy, And I'm on antibiotics. (Send… View More

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