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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.

2020-02-06:

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…

2020-01-28:

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

2020-01-27:

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.