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2020-04-08: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Odyssey: Of Minotaurs Vanquished and Midnight Wakings.

2020-04-08: EarBliss, 08apr2020: DEPARTURES, Vols. 1 & 2, by North Atlantic Drift.

2020-04-07: Links 07apr2020 For the First Time in a Century, Conservators Took This Mummy Out of Her Coffin—and Found a Hidden …

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2020-04-07: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… SitRep07apr2020.

2020-04-07: If you’re looking for something to read, I’ve been keeping a list of every book I’ve read for the …

2020-04-06: Current rotation, 06apr2020.

2020-04-06:

2020-04-06: Links, 06apr2020 Spies Are Fighting a Shadow War Against the Coronavirus, via Foreign Policy. Work from home, they …

2020-04-06: EarBliss, 06apr2020… ELEPHANT, by Loke Rahbek & Frederik Valentin.

2020-04-06: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Further Clarification of a Conversation, for Real This …

2020-04-05: Quoted: Jorge Luis Borges “I felt, on the last page, that my story was a symbol of the man I had been as I was writing it, …

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2020-04-05: Personal path to effective writing days: write the first chunk by hand, save the typed version for …

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2020-04-04: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… A Conversation/Chat, Clarified, Somewhat – for …

2020-04-03: Netflix is getting really pushy via email: FINISH THIS SHOW. YOU LIKE IT. (I’ll just continue to …

2020-04-03: From the writing sanctum walls:

2020-04-03: Dog-children + vanquished toy.

2020-04-03: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Control and the Polyrhythmic Manifestations of Its …

2020-04-02: Links, 02apr2020 Live-action Dr. Mario from a Japanese commercial for Dr. Mario World, via Supper Mario Broth. You …

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2020-04-02: Lawnmowing season = podcast-listening season. Though I have quite a backlog, feel free to send me …

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2020-04-02: EarBliss, 04apr2020… WE ARE SENT HERE BY HISTORY, by Shabaka and the Ancestors.

2020-04-02: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Emergent Reflections from a Cracked Funhouse Mirror

2020-04-01: Pillow fort.

2020-04-01: Current site thinking (just to get it out of my head): though I like the text-only iteration of …

2020-04-01: An effort to beat SUPER MARIO BROS. 1, 2, and 3 on the NES Classic: two or three decades later, the …

2020-04-01: EarBliss 01apr2020… INVISIBLE CITIES II, by Aidan Baker & Gareth Davis.

2020-04-01: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Recommended Light Quarantine Reading / Beware the Fools …

2020-03-31: Just another morning at Fort Puppers.

2020-03-31: A Blank Drawn / Months-Long Snow Day / Le Carré — Parenthetical Recluse.

2020-03-30: Family meal time.

2020-03-30: Current rotation, 30mar2020.

2020-03-30: LinkExhaust 30mar2020 For Over 30 Years Itsuo Kobayashi Has Been Keeping an Illustrated Food Diary, via Spoon & …

2020-03-30: Judging by the sights and sounds surrounding me in shelter-in-place heartlandia, I’m convinced that …

2020-03-30: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Negative Data and Embedded Bluetooth/Fingerprick …

2020-03-29: Frisbeeface.

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2020-03-29: Newsletter 0095 is in the wild. The day awaits.

2020-03-28: LinkExhaust 28mar2020 London’s Dreadful Visitation: A Year of Weekly Death Statistics During the Great Plague …

2020-03-28: When the world goes mad, the only addition to a writing sanctum that makes sense is a NES/SNES Mini …

2020-03-28: Update: this iteration of the working schedule seems to, gasp, work. Having The Book as the last …

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2020-03-28: EarBliss, 28mar2020… THREE, by The Necks. (The world may be falling apart but at least we …

2020-03-28: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Continued Efforts at Pre/Postprandial Workflow Symmetry …

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2020-03-27: Quoted: David Bowie “I think it’s terribly dangerous for an artist to fulfill other people’s expectations. …

2020-03-27: This morning, at Parenthetical Recluse… SitRep27mar2020.

2020-03-27: Good morning.

2020-03-26: On the bright side of an otherwise abysmal writing day, I learned that the morning’s efforts at …

2020-03-26: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Routine Maintenance in the Creative Wasteland

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2020-03-25: Status.

2020-03-25: Quoted: Henry James, 1882 “If I can only concentrate myself: this is the great lesson of life. I have hours of …

2020-03-25: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… On RSS, Discipline, and 40+hrs of ASSASSIN’S …

2020-03-24: LinkExhaust, 24mar2020 The Haunting Dark Ambient of the Cryo Chamber Label Spans Galaxies, via Bandcamp. Richard Deakin’s …

2020-03-24: Finding that my path to a sanity is joined by first turning off news alerts. And reading George …

2020-03-24: EarBliss, 24mar2020: AFTER DARK, by Forest Management.

2020-03-24: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… UZUMAKI.

2020-03-23: EarBliss 23mar2020-2… MUSIC FOR DETUNED PIANOS, by Max de Wardener and Kit Downes.

2020-03-23: EarBliss, 23mar2020: ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST Soundtrack, by Ennio Morricone.

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2020-03-23: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… ONCE UPON A TIME in Inspirational Refueling.

2020-03-22: Izzy’s good with the stay at home order.

2020-03-22: Newsletter 0094 is in the wild; the week is done. Here we go again.

2020-03-22: EarBliss, 22mar2020… SIRENS (deluxe), by Nicolas Jaar.

2020-03-22: Good morning.

2020-03-22: Collections of officially licensed Mario and Donkey Kong porcelain figures, via Supper Mario Broth.

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2020-03-21: Update: Marley and Exercise Ball continue their begrudging detente.

2020-03-21: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse…The Ballad of Quasi-Agoraphobic Thought Amelioration.

2020-03-20: COVID-19 Surveillance Must Not Be Used as an Excuse to Entrench Surveillance, via Just Security.

2020-03-20: COVID-19 Diabetes Supply Chain Updates, via Beyond Type 1.

2020-03-20: Sanity required that I shift back to Micro-exclusivity. I’m afraid you’re stuck with me.

2020-03-20: Mood.

2020-03-20: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… SitRep20Mar2020.

2020-03-19: EarBliss, 19mar2020… ON MY ONES—EP, by Alfa Mist.

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2020-03-19: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Inchoate Patterns of Borderless Nebulae.

2020-03-19: Native American tribe takes trailblazing steps to fight Covid-19 outbreak, via The Guardian.

2020-03-18: Mood.

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2020-03-18: Dead Sea Scroll fragments in The Museum of the Bible found to be fake, via Phys.Org.

2020-03-18: Groomed Dog-Children, though we had to coax them with carrots to get this shot.

2020-03-18: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… I Can’t Come Up With A Title for This One So This …

2020-03-17: Update: thanks to avoiding the governor’s briefing and its attendant anxiety surge I managed to get …

2020-03-17: Current rotation, 17mar2020…

2020-03-17: Plague Doctor Costumes, via The Public Domain Review.

2020-03-17: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… One Foot, Another. Repeat

2020-03-16: EarBliss, 16mar2020-2… LIVE IN HEALDSBURG, by Anat Cohen and Fred Hersch.

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2020-03-16: The Coronavirus, Emergency Powers, and the Military: What You Need to Know, via Just Security.

2020-03-16: This morning, at Parenthetical Recluse… Lockdown and Other Buckeye CoronaThoughts

2020-03-16: EarBliss, 16mar2020… WILDLIFE, by Warmth.

2020-03-15: Hoping that the new indoor gill-babies (transplants from my wife’s corona-vacated classroom) don’t …

2020-03-15: Highlights of Expert Panel on COVID-19 from Harvard, MIT, Mass General, via Just Security.

2020-03-15: News alerts: off. News/comms check timeblocking: set. Sanity: thankful.

2020-03-15: Newsletter 0093 is in the wild. The week is done; the day’s run awaits.

2020-03-14: Today I learned that it’s not wise to do DIY auto body repair while wearing a smartwatch. The auto …

2020-03-14: On Digital Minimalism and Pandemics, via Cal Newport.

2020-03-14: Useful guides to navigate the current moment - and those yet to come.

2020-03-13: One of those days that reminds me that the creative process, no matter the medium, is like that …

2020-03-13: Reading, 13mar2020…

2020-03-13: Finished Shoshanna Zuboff’s THE AGE OF SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM: will write more once I’ve processed …

2020-03-13: Original Super Mario Bros. illustrations found in a 1985 Famicom picture book from Japan, via Supper …

2020-03-12: A Glass Jug That Looks Like Running Water Designed by Jin Kuramoto, via Spoon & Tamago.

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2020-03-12: A three-week+ spring break for my wife (and all of her colleagues and students). A relief. The …

2020-03-12: Retooling my work schedule / routine to focus solely on the things I want to accomplish. Though I …

2020-03-11: EarBliss, 11mar2020… THE WORD AS POWER, by Lustmord.

2020-03-10: The Disgruntled Morkie, post-impromptu sink bath; the allure of something to roll in in the backyard …

2020-03-10: Started the third season of CASTLEVANIA: so good to have it back. Great series.

2020-03-10: Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art (1853), via The …

2020-03-10: Any bit of promise is worth investigating. Fascinating read: Will ViaCyte’s Encaptra Cell Delivery …

2020-03-10: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Quieter Internet / Personal Digital Scarcity / …

2020-03-09: First afternoon working with my new TWSBI ECO fountain pen. I might already be in love.

2020-03-09: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… WearyBleary Ambient Monday ThoughtBuffet

2020-03-09: EarBliss, 09mar2020… ASTORIA, by The OO-Ray.

2020-03-08: Frisbee.

2020-03-08: Great profile of one of my favorite bands, Algiers, via The Washington Post.

2020-03-08: Newsletter 0092 is in the digital ether; the week is done, another begins. (Piss off, daylight …

2020-03-07: Wild and Mythical New Bricolage Paintings by Yusuke Asai, via Spoon & Tamago.

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2020-03-07: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of These Nightstand Excursions into Kirby’s Fourth …

2020-03-07: Updated guide to my online existence.

2020-03-07: EarBliss, 07mar2020… WINTER DRONES, by An Imaginal Space.

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2020-03-06: The ceramic art of Eduard Stellmacher, via { feuilleton }.

2020-03-06: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Shakyshake.

2020-03-06: EarBliss, 06mar2020… SESSION ONE — EP, by Ariana van Gelder and Arseni Troitski.

2020-03-05: Happy news for today: Amazon Set To Bring Back Cult Sketch Series ‘The Kids In The Hall’, via …

2020-03-05: RIP, my beloved Lamy Safari: you took one fall too many. Using Pentel Kerry 0.7mm mechanical pencil …

2020-03-04: Edouard Joseph d’Alton’s Illustrations of Animal Skeletons (1821–1838), via The Public Domain …

2020-03-04: Vacuuming day.

2020-03-04: EarBliss, 04mar2020… ANTHROPOCENE, by Dead Melodies and Zenjungle.

2020-03-04: This week, at Parenthetical Recluse: treasures (re)discovered and memories confirmed… Of …

2020-03-03: Reading, 03mar2020; my complete reading list - from the present back through 2013 - lives here. 📚

2020-03-03: New tiny 44 million year old bird fossil links Africa and Asia to Utah, via Phys.Org.

2020-03-02: Am dog.

2020-03-02: Political prognostication: “the race is reset” will be the dominant headline every 10-15 minutes …

2020-03-01: Sunday visit.

2020-03-01: Newsletter 0091 is in the wild; the next Parenthetical Recluse piece, on my first time reading …

2020-02-29: A successful excursion for this particular Dick Tracy fanatic.

2020-02-29: Trying out Feedbin: loving it so far - will most likely make the switch.

2020-02-29: ”When I got together 300 bucks – which took a while – I went to the bank and withdrew it all in …

2020-02-29: The Internet Archive’s VHS Vault will send you on a 90s nostalgia trip, via The Verge.

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2020-02-28: Any recommendations for making RSS feeds from Instagram profiles?

2020-02-28: The (mainstream) social plug is pulled: Twitter and Instagram sabbaticals initiated, leaving only …

2020-02-28: EarBliss🎵, 28feb2020: COMPANION RISES, by Six Organs of Admittance.

2020-02-28: The poster art of Josef Vyletal, via {feuilleton}.

2020-02-27: Early.

2020-02-27: While Nir Eyal’s INDISTRACTIBLE has some useful information, the dust jacket is so distracting that …

2020-02-27: Cults and Conservatives Spread Coronavirus in South Korea, via Foreign Policy.

2020-02-27: EarBliss, 27feb2020: DUST, by Noisetheorem.

2020-02-26: Butler’s DAWN is one of my favorite books. Looking forward to this. Victoria Mahoney, Ava DuVernay …

2020-02-26: Kazuhisa Hashimoto, creator of the famous ‘Konami Code,’ has died, via The Washington Post.

2020-02-26: Very well, Micro.blog, you’ve won: cross-posting is off and I’m taking a sabbatical from my …

2020-02-26: EarBliss, 26feb2020 / WILD WILD EAST, by Sunny Jain.

2020-02-26: This week, at Parenthetical Recluse: on running, depression, and the onslaught of …

2020-02-25: My rough drafts are cesspools of ellipses.

2020-02-25: Reading, 25feb2020…

2020-02-25: In the midst of primary season, I find an antique ballot box with a pterodactyl bursting forth to be …

2020-02-25: EarBliss, 25feb2020-2 / AUX PIEDS DE LA NUIT, by Nyx Nótt.

2020-02-25: EarBliss, 25feb2020 / THE LOST VOICES OF HAGIA SOPHIA, by Cappella Romana and Alexander Lingas.

2020-02-24: Weekend antique mall find: RED BARRY, ACE DETECTIVE, a 1935 Big Little Book featuring a DICK TRACY …

2020-02-23: Bird patrol.

2020-02-23: Sunday afternoon.

2020-02-23: EarBliss, 23feb2020 / AGOST, by Edu Comelles.

2020-02-23: Newsletter 0090 is in the wild: the week is done.

2020-02-22: Saturday afternoon.

2020-02-22: I never thought that my ideal workspace would include an inaccurate though nevertheless cool-looking …

2020-02-22: Started watching A MOST WANTED MAN last night: great film – and a reminder of how much I still miss …

2020-02-21: Additions to the to-read stack.

2020-02-21: Window screen, 0500.

2020-02-21: T1D + cold temperatures + CGM = a plate-spinning act while walking on shards of glass.

2020-02-20: Reading, 20feb2020…

2020-02-19:

2020-02-19: Had a “glad that I wrote this but I don’t want to do this every day” moment after finishing today’s …

2020-02-19: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… CRIME IN PROGRESS / A Roadmap to the Madness.

2020-02-19: Three officially licensed 1985 Super Mario Bros eraser sets from Japan, via Supper Mario Broth.

2020-02-18: EarBliss, 18feb2020 / RACHAEL & VILRAY, by Rachael and Vilray.

2020-02-18: An exhausted dog-child after his annual vet checkup; it only took five minutes to negotiate his exit …

2020-02-18: Japanese Firemen’s Coats (19th century), via The Public Domain Review.

2020-02-17: Finished the first volume of Matt Fraction and Elsa Charretier’s NOVEMBER last night: loved …

2020-02-17: The inordinate fear that I spelled the ANIMATION of my book’s title AMINATION across all social …

2020-02-16: Sunday visit.

2020-02-16: A glimpse of the Japanese Jazz Age, via Tokyo Fashion.

2020-02-15: Among the antique mall faces.

2020-02-15: Reading, 15feb2020.

2020-02-15: EarBliss, 15feb2020 / NEBULOUS SEQUENCES, by hakobune.

2020-02-14: Think I’m going to make a change to weekly public essay / private newsletter release schedule: …

2020-02-14: EarBliss, 14feb2020 / LOOM, by Katie Gately.

2020-02-14: More intrigued by NO TIME TO DIE than most of the recent Bond films; Billie Eilish’s theme song …

2020-02-13: Snow day.

2020-02-13: Meanwhile, in life as a hostage to insulin manufacturers news… “The boom times of insulin …

2020-02-13: Most important KaijuDesk feature: plenty of room for brain-trust sleeping quarters.

2020-02-12: Though iA Writer has been my go-to-workhorse for years (and likely will be for years to come), being …

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2020-02-12: The day’s excitement: an effort to make my phone as boring as possible.

2020-02-12: EarBliss, 12feb2020 / SOLO, by Vijay Iyer.

2020-02-11: Memory cartridge shelf.

2020-02-11: Retooled my site a bit in the wake of my switch from daily to weekly posting: only the latest post …

2020-02-11: A fascinating look at how open-world sandboxes like GTAV have become canvases for art and for …

2020-02-11: As the forever campaign drags on, McKay Coppins’s latest in The Atlantic, “The Billion-Dollar …

2020-02-11: Current rotation, 11feb2020…

2020-02-11: ”My own works, far from smiling on me, irritate me every single time I go over them again.” — …

2020-02-11: The meeting, to order.

2020-02-10: Because when your new desk is too big to fit through your old office’s door and you build a new …

2020-02-10: EarBliss, 10feb2020-PM / SEPARATION SONGS, by Matt Sargent.

2020-02-10: ”The wisdom of the journeyman is to work one day at a time and he always said that any job even if …

2020-02-10: EarBliss, 10feb2020 / THE HUMAN HEART, by April Larson.

2020-02-09: Spent part of the afternoon visiting with Chloe, my 150-pound Newfy friend. The dog-children are not …

2020-02-09: Finished Murakami’s KILLING COMMENDATORE. First impression / one sentence review: it’s not as …

2020-02-09: EarBliss, 09feb2020 / YOU WANT IT DARKER, by Leonard Cohen… one of those mornings; Mr Cohen …

2020-02-09: Another newsletter released into the wild; the week is done.

2020-02-09: The week’s Informality: done. Next, the newsletter. Then: run in 6.5-mile circle… the day …

2020-02-09: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse: considering the intersection of speechwriting and my desire to …

2020-02-08: EarBliss, 08feb2020 / WE’RE NEW AGAIN: A REIMAGINING BY MAKAYA MCCRAVEN, by Gil Scott-Heron and …

2020-02-08: I miss PERSON OF INTEREST.

2020-02-07: Weather report, afternoon edition (with dog).

2020-02-07: Snow day.

2020-02-07: EarBliss, 07feb2020 / MASSIVE OSCILLATIONS — EP, by Wacław Zimpel: rhythmic drone jazz, The Necks …

2020-02-07: Weather report.

2020-02-06: Just watched Lynch’s WHAT DID JACK DO?: I have no idea what I saw, but I know that I saw it.

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2020-02-06: EarBliss, 06feb2020 / MATANË MALIT, by Elina Duni Quartet - spent all morning listening to her work; …

2020-02-05: That feeling when you throw out the words and the patterns that don’t work and feel as though you …

2020-02-05: EarBliss, 05feb2020 / GHOSTEEN, by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.

2020-02-04: Groomed Morkie

2020-02-04: If this trend of remaking/remastering games past brings me a next-gen original DEUS EX, I’m all in.

2020-02-03: Reading, 03feb2020.

2020-02-03: Because I am devoted to giving you stirring content, an update: the extra-fine point fountain nib is …

2020-02-03: First frisbee game of 2020: ten years old and still his favorite thing in the world.

2020-02-03: EarBliss, 03feb2020 / DAYLIGHT GHOSTS, by Craig Taborn.

2020-02-03: Inordinately excited by the impending arrival of an extra fine-point fountain pen nib. May my …

2020-02-03: Good morning.

2020-02-02: Sunday visit.

2020-02-02: Sunday morning.

2020-02-02: And it has, thankfully, “achieved support.” Someone’s designed a nifty Untitled Goose Game …

2020-02-02: Both the week’s Informality and the week’s newsletter are in the wild; this was a good morning - a …

2020-02-02: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse: On form, Le Guin, Bowie, show trials, and THE FAR SIDE; the …

2020-02-02: EarBliss, 02feb2020 / UNPREDICTABLE SIGNS, by Kloob.

2020-02-01: ”… how incredibly much we learn between our birthday and last day — from where the horsies …

2020-02-01: EarBliss, 01feb2020 / GREEN AND GREY (EXPANDED), by Julia Kent.

2020-01-31: Making time to watch the unwatched and never-seen among my various/nefarious watchlists. First up: …

2020-01-31: EarBliss, 31jan2020 / THE FLOWER AND THE VESSEL, by Felicia Atkinson.

2020-01-31: First time using the Forest timer app for working and I haven’t killed a tree — yet. So far, my …

2020-01-30: Finally playing ASSASSIN’S CREED: ODYSSEY: entertaining mix of WITCHER 3 and TOMB RAIDER series. …

2020-01-30: Unearthed: the totality of 90s superhero comics storytelling in one cover.

2020-01-30: “When the soul is without a definite aim, she gets lost; for, as they say, if you are …

2020-01-30: EarBliss, 30jan2020 / YOU KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE, by Carla dal Forno.

2020-01-30: Taking a wrist-cyborg sabbatical. Series 3 becoming too slow, refusing to update, and not making …

2020-01-29: Patrol.

2020-01-29: First morning in over a year where I worked only on what I wanted to work on and not what I felt I …

2020-01-29: EarBliss, 29jan2020 / 10 YEARS SOLO LIVE, by Brad Mehldau.

2020-01-28: EarBliss, 28jan2020-PM… THE SPACE BETWEEN US, by Ida Toninato and Jennifer Thiessen.

2020-01-28: Current rotation, 28jan2020…

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2020-01-28: Sneezing in the middle of a supine twist is quite unpleasant.

2020-01-28: First morning without publishing a daily blog post / essay in almost a year: strange for now, but I …

2020-01-28: EarBliss, 28jan2020/A… MEGALITHEON, by Paleowolf. (The lapsed percussionist in me is …

2020-01-27: the onions, the onions, oh god the onions

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2020-01-27: Ursula K. Le Guin’s NO TIME TO SPARE is a delight, a potent reminder of the gift of her words.

2020-01-27: This week, at Parenthetical Recluse… as one creative experiment ends, a new one begins: …

2020-01-27: EarBliss, 27jan2020/AM… ALLEGORICAL TRACES, PT.1, by Alio Die.

2020-01-26: Sunday visit.

2020-01-26: A solid list to facilitate T1D sanity, via Beyond Type One.

2020-01-26: Emily Dickinson and Jack Kirby are sharing my nightstand; what a conversation that would be.

2020-01-26: Newsletter 0086 is in the wild; and there was much rejoicing (RIP, Terry Jones).

2020-01-26: EarBliss, 26jan2020/AM… THE INVISIBLE LIGHT: ACOUSTIC SPACE, by T Bone Burnett, Jay …

2020-01-25: Saturday afternoon.

2020-01-25: Because every desk needs a gold-plated monk riding a chartreuse triceratops.

2020-01-25: Current (ohdeargod the world is a terrifying place but at least it’s a world where Jack Kirby made …

2020-01-25: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Primary Visions

2020-01-25: EarBliss, 25jan2020-AM… LIVING SPACE, by ELEH.

2020-01-24: Pretty sure that The Jorkie could pull off the Bosch-dog headpiece look.

2020-01-24: Finally finished season five of PEAKY BLINDERS. First impression: started strong but fizzled out. …

2020-01-24: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… On Adapting to Adaptations

2020-01-24: EarBliss, 24jan2020/AM… PATTERNS OF CONSCIOUSNESS, by Caterina Barbieri.

2020-01-23: (The) Morkie v. paper towel roll.

2020-01-23: I’ve been far too socialized this week. Reversion to feral form likely.

2020-01-23: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Notes on Bedtime Screen-Reading AKA Dispatches from the …

2020-01-23: EarBliss, 23jan2020/AM… BRAHMS: STRING QUARTETS AND PIANO QUINTET, by Emerson String Quartet …

2020-01-23: Finished Atwood’s THE TESTAMENTS last night: in spite of a somewhat rushed ending, I think it’s her …

2020-01-22: EarBliss, 22jan2020/PM… SEX, by The Necks.

2020-01-22: Sanctum guardians.

2020-01-22: An invaluable lesson, re-learned: it’s the not the pretzels that go in the refrigerator but the …

2020-01-22: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Positively an Ode to My Jackass Immune System

2020-01-22: EarBliss, 22jan2020/AM… PHILIP GLASS: MISHIMA, by Maki Namekawa.

2020-01-21: EarBliss, 21jan2020/PM… LOOK UP SHARP, by Carla dal Forno.

2020-01-21:

2020-01-21: Whenever I consider taking the daily pieces weekly and/or the weekly newsletter monthly, I …

2020-01-21: Current temperature.

2020-01-21: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… The Things I Keep on My Wrist, Currently

2020-01-21: EarBliss, 21jan2020/AM… WE GATHERED AT WAKEROBIN HOLLOW~CHAPTER 01 - EP, by Mending. (The …

2020-01-21: Good morning.

2020-01-20:

2020-01-20: EarBliss, 20jan2020/PM… FAREWELL, DOOMED PLANET!, by Elizabeth Joan Kelly.

2020-01-20: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… ThoughtBuffet, 20jan2020

2020-01-20: EarBliss, 20jan2020/AM.. ON TIME OUT OF TIME, by William Basinski.

2020-01-20: It’s cold enough that the dog-children emerged from their blanket forts on the couch only when they …

2020-01-19: Sunday visit / faux cat selfie

2020-01-19: Current rotation, 19jan2020…

2020-01-19: Newsletter 0085 is in the wild. The week is done.

2020-01-19: They’re certain that their mother just woke up.

2020-01-19: EarBliss, 19jan2020/AM… THE WHITE HORSE OF THE SUN, by David Terry and Eye Spirit.

2020-01-19: Typing = excavation / writing by hand = taking a brush to what was found.

2020-01-18: In brightest day, in blackest night…

2020-01-18: On to GEARS OF WAR 2: finally played the first one a few months back to see what I was missing. I’ve …

2020-01-18: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Into these refuges of time and sanity

2020-01-18: EarBliss, 18jan20/AM… SATIE: SOCRATE, by Barbara Hannigan and Reinbert de Leeuw.

2020-01-17: (This week, man, this week.)

2020-01-17: EarBliss, 17jan20/PM… THERE IS NO YEAR, the latest album from one of my favorite bands, …

2020-01-17: ”Challenging music, by its very nature, alienates some fans whilst inspiring others, but without …

2020-01-17: EarBliss, 17jan2020/AM… CONTINUUM, by Nik Bärstch’s Mobile.

2020-01-17: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Anniversaries / THE WITCHER / Fresh ink

2020-01-17: Fresh ink / Because when it came time to finish my Shadow/fountain pen/Bride of Frankenstein lab …

2020-01-16: Fresh ink and sleeve completion awaits.

2020-01-16: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Towards a quieter personal internet, again

2020-01-16: EarBliss, 16jan2020/AM… TEMPORAL, by Julia Kent.

2020-01-15: Retrieved a cache of toys from under the couch and the dog-children are ecstatic. Dog-dad powers, …

2020-01-15: EarBliss, 15jan2020/PM… IV, by Innercity Ensemble.

2020-01-15: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of order and chaos

2020-01-15: EarBliss, 15jan2020/AM: TRILOGIE DE LA MORT, by Eliane Radigue.

2020-01-14: EarBliss, 14jan2020/PM: COLOUR, by Anat Fort Trio.

2020-01-14: Brain trust.

2020-01-14: The house mouse continues its winning streak in our battle of wills. The war rages on.

2020-01-14: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Hypo/hyper BBC Dracula etc etc

2020-01-14: EarBliss, 14jan2020: ECSTATIC COMPUTATION, by Caterina Barbieri.

2020-01-13: To the victor…

2020-01-13: EarBliss, 13jan2020/PM… JOURNEY IN SATCHIDANANDA, by Alice Coltrane; BADGE ÉPOQUE ENSEMBLE, …

2020-01-13: Current rotation, 13jan2020.

2020-01-13: EarBliss, 13jan2020/AM… SAMAN, by Hildur Guðnadóttir; ALL MY PEOPLE, by Maria Somerville; …

2020-01-13: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… On JOKER

2020-01-13: Because the secret to my (occasional) online sanity bears repeating: The Far Side.

2020-01-12: Sunday visit.

2020-01-12: Newsletter 0084 is in the wild; the week is done.

2020-01-12: EarBliss, 12jan2020/AM… CODEX, by Atrium Carcieri; JOKER: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK, …

2020-01-12: Good morning.

2020-01-11: Dog, among pineapple.

2020-01-11: All I really want is the Criterion Channel to come to XBox so I can pay money to get annoyed about …

2020-01-11: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Escaping the escape room of future’s tradition

2020-01-11: EarBliss, 11jan2020/AM… SATIE: THE EARLY PIANO WORKS, by Reinbert de Leeuw.

2020-01-10: Only been here a short time, but this space is already becoming an essential part of my day and my …

2020-01-10: EarBliss, 10jan2020/PM: KOMACHI, by Meitei; CLIODYNAMICS-EP, by Astrid Sonne; HIGH LINE, by SUSS.

2020-01-10: Hatching my election year online sanity-survival plan which, so far, involves fleeing the mainstream …

2020-01-10: The corner, claimed.

2020-01-10: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of rain and a practice resumed

2020-01-10: EarBliss 10jan2020/AM: THE GROUND OUR SKY, by Saariselka; AZATHOTH, a dark ambient collaboration …

2020-01-09: Yin/Yang/Kinda

2020-01-09: That moment when you start to open a container of bacon bits but recall that you perhaps, maybe, …

2020-01-09: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Towards a saner personal internet, maybe

2020-01-09: EarBliss, 09jan2020/AM: AN ARK FOR THE LISTENER, by Philip Jeck; BECOME DESERT, by John Luther …

2020-01-08: Feeling the Force, approximately.

2020-01-08: EarBliss, 08jan2020/PM: ATLANTIS NATH, by Terry Riley.

2020-01-08:

2020-01-08: Current rotation, 08jan2020.

2020-01-08: EarBliss, 08jan2020/AM: UPROOTED, by Michel Banabila; PROMITAT ETERNO, by Bastarda.

2020-01-08: Morning sanity fix: saving The Far Side RSS feed for last.

2020-01-08: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… I read the news (with breakfast, again), oh boy

2020-01-07: EarBliss, 07jan2020/PM: THE UNDIVIDED FIVE, by A Winged Victory for the Sullen; BLOOM, by Areni …

2020-01-07: Assembled.

2020-01-07: Highlight of the week so far: making really tasty cauliflower chowder.

2020-01-07: EarBliss, 07jan2020/AM: BLACK CORNER DEN, by Atrium Carcieri and Cities Last Broadcast; EPISTASIS …

2020-01-07: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Returning: rhythm of the day, slowly

2020-01-07: As I attempt to outwit this mouse, an acceptance that I am in danger of becoming Bill Murray in …

2020-01-06:

2020-01-06: Brief intro time... … and a chance to experiment with longer posts here. Hi, I’m Tyler. Over the last 15+ …

2020-01-06: Despondent Morkie

2020-01-06: ”I have to write, but in such a way as to vouch for nothing; I shall always be seeking, mostly …

2020-01-06: Meanwhile, in Informalities… Beware the Five Beeps…

2020-01-05: Sunday visit.

2020-01-05: And it appears that I’ve got the custom domain thing working… maybe. If so, nifty.

2020-01-05: Newsletter 0083 is in the wild. And there was much rejoicing.

2020-01-05: Starting the process of using a custom domain here, I think. Or screwing it all up. One or the …

2020-01-04: Saturday afternoon.

2020-01-04: Bags one through seven.

2020-01-04: Little dog, big chair.

2020-01-04: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Revisitation: BLADE RUNNER

2020-01-04: As it’s enough to deal with T1D on a daily basis, I may start handing out this article instead of …

2020-01-03: Blu bargain bin bounty / I also win the day in alliteration:

2020-01-03: Not the best timing, App Store push notification.

2020-01-03: (And I finally got the posting right on that last one. Apologies for the repeats.)

2020-01-03: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse…ThoughtBuffet 03jan2020

2020-01-02:

2020-01-02: To-read stack at the start of 2020; might be gone by the turn of the next decade. The game is afoot.

2020-01-02: Hitchcock sequel in heartlandia this morning.

2020-01-02: It is mine / AKA my mother-in-law is awesome.

2020-01-02: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Notes on Stoic Green Lantern Hostage Negotiation / …

2020-01-01: Obligatory opening dog picture.

2020-01-01: New year, new approach. Fourth time’s the charm.