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2021-01-23: I wouldn’t buy Rolling Stone for $2,000.

2021-01-23: Putting together tomorrow’s newsletter featuring a new project announcement, new podcast …

2021-01-22: One of the good days.

2021-01-22:

2021-01-22: EarBliss, 22jan2021: LONTANO, by Anja Lechner and François Couturier.

2021-01-21: Reading:

2021-01-21: A recognition that life in my slice of heartlandia can be described only as an ill-conceived spinoff …

2021-01-20: Watching: CRISIS (1946), dir. Ingmar Bergman.

2021-01-20: So that’s what it feels like to exhale.

2021-01-20: This week, at Parenthetical Recluse… The Morning Of.

2021-01-19: Latest addition to the box-set collection / addiction.

2021-01-19:

2021-01-18: Reading:

2021-01-18:

2021-01-18: Many thanks, @jean, for having me on Micro Monday today. Glad to take part.

2021-01-18: Among other things, one of my main goals over the next year is to let myself take the time to …

2021-01-17:

2021-01-17: The Japanese Noir collection is live at the Criterion Channel and all is well.

2021-01-17: Because when all else fails, one is left with no choice but to buy the 30-film Universal Monsters …

2021-01-17: Putting together issue 0036 of MacroParentheticals, featuring running partner turkey updates, …

2021-01-16: Watching: TAKE AIM AT THE POLICE VAN (1960), dir. Seijun Suzuki.

2021-01-16: EarBliss, 16jan2021: MAQUISHTI, by Patricia Brennan.

2021-01-15:

2021-01-15: Links, 15jan2021 Magical Ice Bubbles Appear on the Surface of Lake Nukabira in Hokkaido, via Spoon & Tamago. …

2021-01-15: Bags 22-24. Build complete.

2021-01-15: Wrote a reminder to buy more Post-Its on a Post-It.

2021-01-15: A hundred-foot jaunt with running partner turkey in the snow.

2021-01-15: Good morning.

2021-01-14: An office is not a creative sanctuary without a cheaply framed, monochrome laser-printed photo of …

2021-01-14: Quoted: Nick Cave “One day, you will write a line that feels wrong, but at the same time provides you with a …

2021-01-13: Reading 📚:

2021-01-13: Bags 18-21.

2021-01-13:

2021-01-13: This week, at Parenthetical Recluse…Trust: Process/Self/Pterodactyl.

2021-01-13: A brief word on my Twitter break... …(if only for myself): I don’t hate Twitter, I see its value – I wouldn’t have a …

2021-01-12: Links, 12jan2021 Fifty years of Robert Caro’s reporting notes going public, via Nieman Storyboard “The man who …

2021-01-12: Bags 16-17.

2021-01-11: Links, 11jan2021 Incitement Timeline: Year of Trump’s Actions Leading to the Attack on the Capitol, via Just …

2021-01-11: My wife takes her Lego Super Mario very seriously.

2021-01-11: Greatest Batmobile build resumes: Bag 15.

2021-01-10: Links, 10jan2021 Before Mob Stormed the Capitol, Days of Security Planning Involved Cabinet Officials and President …

2021-01-10: Finally feel like I’ve hit the sweet spot as to the interaction between this blog, my main …

2021-01-10: Putting the finishing touches on this week’s MacroParentheticals dispatch: beware stray …

2021-01-09: Links, 09jan2020 A Pulsating Light Room of Multi-Layered Glass by Claudia Bueno to Premiere at Meow Wolf Las Vegas, …

2021-01-09: Watching: UGETSU (1953), dir. Kenji Mizoguchi.

2021-01-09: Addendum: Lego dump truck has duly joined his Lego semi in its place of honor on his office shelf.

2021-01-09: On the bright side of the week’s madness, my grandfather was - and remains - enthralled by his …

2021-01-09: Cross-posting disabled, Twitter sabbatical initiated: you’re stuck with me, Micro.

2021-01-08: Links, 08jan2020 Rumored LEGO Star Wars Death Star with 11,000 Pieces, via The Brick Fan. Meticulously Sculpted and …

2021-01-08: iA Writer’s highlight function has become essential to my working and thinking on-screen. …

2021-01-08: (Also) Reading - and it’s absolutely brilliant.

2021-01-08: Consider me on the bandwagon: COBRA KAI is excellent.

2021-01-07:

2021-01-07: Bag four / build complete.

2021-01-06: This week, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Form and THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT.

2021-01-06: Ohthankfuck (Senatorial edition); in Stacey Abrams we trust.

2021-01-05: Bag Three.

2021-01-05: Finished THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT last night and I’ll join the chorus: it’s absolutely …

2021-01-04: Links, 04jan2021 ‘Doctor Who’: BBC Refuses To Deny Report Jodie Whittaker Is Quitting, via Deadline. Spider-Man-style …

2021-01-04: Running partner turkey update: he has re-emerged, though I wasn’t interesting enough to make …

2021-01-04: EarBliss, 04jan2021: ALL THOUGHTS FLY, by Anna von Hausswolff.

2021-01-03: Links, 03jan2021 Robin Williams’s widow: ‘There were so many misunderstandings about what had happened to …

2021-01-03: Bag two.

2021-01-03: My only real goal this year is to not nearly call emergency services every time I change my …

2021-01-03: ‘Morning.

2021-01-02: It’s 2021: here’s The Morkie in an Ewok costume.

2021-01-02: … and the stuff of nightmares.

2021-01-02: Endless weekend amusement.

2021-01-01: Links, 01jan2021 Wisconsin health-care worker ‘intentionally’ spoiled more than 500 coronavirus vaccine doses, …

2021-01-01: Total Assembly Required Interlude Bag One: in which I commence the assembly of our Christmas gift to my 94-year-old grandfather. …

2021-01-01: Reading:

2020-12-31: Bags 13 + 14.

2020-12-31: Among my most unexpected — and now expensive (Happy Christmas to me from me) — media consumption …

2020-12-31: Just finished THE WORLD IN A GRAIN - Vince Beiser’s fascinating and must-read deep dive into …

2020-12-31: No “year-in-review” posts from me because I can barely remember a week.

2020-12-30: Links, 30dec2020 Vertical Dwellings Nestle into the Floating Miniature Landscapes of Rosa de Jong, via Colossal. LEGO …

2020-12-30: Bags 9-12.

2020-12-30: That strange feeling of accomplishment, exhalation, and slight panicked insecurity when you send …

2020-12-30: Monthly flea treatment / chase sequence complete. Ten seconds for Marley and The Morkie. Nine …

2020-12-30: EarBliss, 30dec2020: TIME OUTTAKES, by The Dave Brubeck Quartet.

2020-12-30:

2020-12-30: This week, at Parenthetical Recluse… By Morning’s End.

2020-12-29: Links, 29dec2020 Hokusai’s Great Wave, Sculpted in Lego Blocks by Jumpei Mitsui, via Spoon & Tamago. Buttigieg to …

2020-12-29:

2020-12-29: Bags 5-8

2020-12-29: As essential to my day as iA Writer is, a way to navigate to particular document sections / segments …

2020-12-29: Input of Note: THE GODFATHER CODA: THE DEATH OF MICHAEL CORLEONE Note: this is an edited/updated version of Sunday’s “Input of Note” selection from …

2020-12-28: Bags 1-4.

2020-12-28: Total Assembly Required, Greatest Batmobile Edition.

2020-12-28: Reading:

2020-12-28: That weird feeling when you plan on spending a week on something and finish it in a single morning.

2020-12-28: The only surprise in WW84 was how bored I was: other than a few inspired moments, a stunning …

2020-12-27: A Shatner-run through the snowdrifts.

2020-12-27: Sunday.

2020-12-27: Issue 0033 of MacroParentheticals arrives later this morning: Godfather Coda, dog pictures, and …

2020-12-26:

2020-12-26: Links, 26dec2020 Comics Conveyed Public Health Storytelling During Pandemic, via Medscape. Erasmus’s teachings …

2020-12-26: Time to get myself a Switch so I can train for my next Mario Kart duel with my niece. This is war.

2020-12-26: My mother-in-law is awesome, Christmas edition.

2020-12-25: Christmas viewing.

2020-12-25:

2020-12-25: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Holly/Jolly/Pandemic/EtCetera.

2020-12-25: Merry/Happy.

2020-12-24: As I hacked away at a blameless cauliflower, I realized how much I’ve come to hate cooking and …

2020-12-24:

2020-12-24: Obligatory snowfall-in-progress shot.

2020-12-24: Christmas essentials. Also: The Madagascar Penguins Christmas Caper (not pictured, clearly).

2020-12-24: Still the only Christmas album I enjoy.

2020-12-24: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… SitRep, 24dec2020.

2020-12-24: Christmas has arrived early with the pre-dawn delivery of a new trash bin which pretty much defines …

2020-12-23: Groomed and unimpressed Morkie.

2020-12-23: Links, 23dec2020 Felony Streaming and CASE Act: What You Need to Know, via Copyright Lately. Bill attacking health …

2020-12-23: In other news, I’ve managed to unstick the front door just in time for its next …

2020-12-23: New glasses / I can see again.

2020-12-23: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse…Revisited: THE GODFATHER Trilogy (½).

2020-12-22: EarBliss, 22dec2020: SOMEWHERE DECENT TO LIVE, by Space Afrika.

2020-12-22: Spent most of the afternoon playing STREETS OF RAGE 4 and I stand by this decision.

2020-12-22: Thinking of moving away from digital subscriptions - Economist, etc. - via app on my fading iPad and …

2020-12-22: Reading:

2020-12-22: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Notes on Efforts to Reclaim These Culinary Loves.

2020-12-21: Links, 21dec2020 Peter Jackson Unveils Intimate First Footage From His Beatles Documentary. via Deadline. Long-Lost …

2020-12-21:

2020-12-21: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Why Yes I Do Like Thinking in This Space Again.

2020-12-20: Macro0032, featuring snow sagas and falling ducks (and their spaceships), is on its way to inboxes; …

2020-12-19: Watching: THE SILENCE (1963), dir. Ingmar Bergman.

2020-12-19: EarBliss, 19dec2020 (album of the year edition): AXIOM, by Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah.

2020-12-19: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… On “Hurt” (with Grogu).

2020-12-19: First morning on a new side project and it fucking terrifies me (which tells me I’m doing the …

2020-12-18: We’ve reached the part of the day when The Jorkie and The Morkie issue little growls, one …

2020-12-18: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… In Remembrance of Omelet Realizations* Remembered.

2020-12-18:

2020-12-17: Links, 17dec2020 LEGO Roses (40460) & Tulips (40461) Set Details, via Brickfan. ‘Twitter killer’ who dismembered …

2020-12-17: EarBliss, 17dec2020: A DISTANT LOSS, by hakobune.

2020-12-17: The Coda arrives.

2020-12-17: Reading:

2020-12-17: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Gratitude v. Guilt.

2020-12-16: Snow-Morkie.

2020-12-16: (Upon returning from the) Snow-Run.

2020-12-16: Snow-run.

2020-12-16: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Handwritten Piano.

2020-12-16: Reading:

2020-12-15: One to-read stack down, seven to go. They’re turned around so I have no idea what I’m choosing. Two …

2020-12-15:

2020-12-15: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Only one way to find out.

2020-12-14: Links, 14dec2020 Hijacking the electoral college: The plot to deny JFK the presidency 60 years ago, via The …

2020-12-14: New glasses: selected and ordered. Will remain blurry in my peeling anti-reflective haze until their …

2020-12-14: EarBliss, 14dec2020: FIFTEEN, by SPC ECO.

2020-12-14:

2020-12-13: One of my favorite minds and storytellers - RIP: John le Carré Dies: Author Of ‘Tinker Tailor …

2020-12-13: I’ve helped with Christmas decor and I think the glitter is seared into my hands.

2020-12-13: Featuring notes on dilated pupils, pod guests, and MIA running partner turkeys, Issue 0031 of …

2020-12-13: The morning battle of revolving door wills between myself on one side and The Morkie and The Jorkie …

2020-12-12: Links, 12dec2020 The Zodiac Killer sent a cipher 51 years ago. A team of amateur code-breakers just cracked it, via …

2020-12-12: Watching: PALE FLOWER (1964), dir. Masahiro Shinoda.

2020-12-12:

2020-12-12: I haven’t seen my running partner turkey in a few days and I’m beginning to worry.

2020-12-12: EarBliss, 12dec2020: MIA GARGARET, by Gia Margaret.

2020-12-11: Reading, 12dec2020:

2020-12-11: EarBliss, 11dec2020: THE FALL / DENNIS JOHNSON’S NOVEMBER DECONSTRUCTED, by Lustmord + Nicolas …

2020-12-11:

2020-12-10: Links, 10dec2020 Japan’s new Kit Kats are aged in whisky barrels in Scotland for 180 days, via Japan Forward. Don …

2020-12-10: My view for most of the afternoon. (New glasses + making sure the T1D hasn’t fried my eyes (It …

2020-12-10: The only thing I hate more than small talk is the loud small talk of others in a waiting room.

2020-12-10: EarBliss, 10dec2020: AFTER GEOGRAPHY, by Forest Robots.

2020-12-10:

2020-12-09: This week, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Inspiration’s Reckoning and Reconciliation.

2020-12-09: Spike Lee’s DA 5 BLOODS remains my favorite film of the year.

2020-12-09: Honored to have been invited to offer what meager advice I could to these students as they created …

2020-12-08: It only took forever to click for me on a visceral level but: it’s amazing the amount of ideas …

2020-12-08: Reading, 08dec2020…

2020-12-08:

2020-12-07: Regular restatement of the truth that my handwriting is shit and that I need to do better at making …

2020-12-07: EarBliss, 07dec2020: GARDEN, by Uncivilized.

2020-12-06: Finished GEARS OF WAR 2. On to 3, sooner rather than later. Hooked on this series - better late than …

2020-12-06: Good morning: the weekly newsletter, it has returned; MacroParentheticals 0030 is on its way into …

2020-12-05: It’d be much easier to find my glasses if I were wearing my glasses.

2020-12-05:

2020-12-05: Three Process Revelations from a Week of Figuring Shit Out 1.) I am incapable of working with any semblance of depth on more than one fiction project per day, …

2020-12-05: EarBliss, 05dec2020: FORCE MAJEURE, by Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger.

2020-12-05: Reading, 05dec2020:

2020-12-05: And lo, the yards were filled with bits of dismembered snowmen.

2020-12-05:

2020-12-05: And now, a pause for shameless self-promotion brought to you by my one and only sponsor, me: after a …

2020-12-04: EarBliss, 04dec2020: SPEAK LOW II, by Lucia Cadotsch.

2020-12-04: That crack was the sound of my heart breaking as my beloved Lamy 2000 fell to the concrete floor.

2020-12-04: Links, 04dec2020 Ohio coronavirus picture darkens rapidly, via Ohio Capital Journal. The Macabre and the …

2020-12-04: Update: the tree is assembled; I have Christmased.

2020-12-04: Tree assembly aides.

2020-12-04: “To see complex systems of functional order as order, and not as chaos, takes …

2020-12-04: Izzy’s folly; a bad idea in progress.

2020-12-03: Links, 03dec2020 How Francis Ford Coppola Got Pulled Back In to Make ‘The Godfather, Coda’, via The New York …

2020-12-03: Sanctum / office post-expansion.

2020-12-02: Random evening thought: I miss writing for other people, for platforms other than ones I’ve …

2020-12-02: After numerous and creative profanities, the printer is connected to the new router and the …

2020-12-02: EarBliss, 02dec2020: FOGHORNIA, by Tapani Rinne.

2020-12-02:

2020-12-01: Links, 01dec2020 Ohio’s anti-vaxxers shift aim toward COVID-19 laws, via Ohio Capital Journal. Commenters are …

2020-12-01: Indeed it was the ten-year-old router causing those ten years of slow internet. Surprise surprise / …

2020-12-01: EarBliss, 01dec2020: HUNDREDS OF DAYS, by Mary Lattimore.

2020-12-01: No matter how tired I may get of winter, having mine be the first human tracks on the day’s …

2020-12-01: As was the case with its predecessor, I might be just a little hooked on the new UNSOLVED MYSTERIES.

2020-12-01: My newsletter, MacroParentheticals, returns in its monthly interation this Sunday. You can sign up …

2020-12-01: Morning.

2020-11-30: EarBliss, 30nov2020: L’INATTINGIBLE, by Delphine Dora.

2020-11-30:

2020-11-29: Links, 29nov2020 LEGO Ideas Wallace & Gromit Achieve 10,000 Supporters, via The Brick Fan. Mall Santas brave the …

2020-11-29: Looking to give my dosage of RSS reads some new life. Recommendations welcome.

2020-11-29: In which The Morkie steals Lambchop from The Jorkie and a battle of wills and intellect ensues.

2020-11-29: This week, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Funereal Line Rides and Musical Metal Folding Chairs.

2020-11-29: Three things: wrote the morning’s essay by hand first and loved it (the process, illegible …

2020-11-28: EarBliss, 28nov2020: LAMENTATIONS, by William Basinski.

2020-11-27: EarBliss, 27nov2020: EULOGY FOR EVOLUTION, by Ólafur Arnalds.

2020-11-26: Dog show.

2020-11-26:

2020-11-26: Today, Running Partner Turkey attempted his best Gandalf impression, standing in the middle of the …

2020-11-26: If you read Caro’s THE POWER BROKER (and you should), read Jacobs’s THE DEATH AND LIFE …

2020-11-26: My great aunt died yesterday. Apparently, her only regret in life was that she didn’t get to …

2020-11-25:

2020-11-25: Started Netflix’s FEAR CITY: NEW YORK VS. THE MAFIA - so far, a stylish and entertaining …

2020-11-25: Reading, 25nov2020…

2020-11-24: Links, 24nov2020 Largest Fleischer Brothers Superman Auction Ever, This December, via Bleeding Cool. LEGO Botanical …

2020-11-24: EarBliss, 24nov2020: APPEARANCE, by Chris Abrahams.

2020-11-24: Running partner neighbor turkey update: our eyes met as I passed him, but he just looked on and …

2020-11-24: Gave the daily Informality return a go, but need to prioritize other, larger projects. Back to …

2020-11-23: Typical dinner scene in our home.

2020-11-23: EarBliss, 23nov2020: UNFOLD, by The Necks.

2020-11-23: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Unintentional Peter Lorre Week, Considered.

2020-11-22: Links, 22nov2020 Pompeii dig reveals ‘almost perfect’ remains of a master and his slave, via The Guardian. Elena …

2020-11-22:

2020-11-22: Little did I realize that my antipathy towards holidays and family gatherings would one day be a …

2020-11-22: Sunday.

2020-11-22: Second week after the newsletter went monthly and it’s still strange to not send one. That …

2020-11-22: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Proof of Existence, 16-22nov2020.

2020-11-21: Nessie, the fallen tree limb.

2020-11-21: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Hark, the Exhaust(ed) Sounds of the Restless Roar.

2020-11-21: Reading, 21nov2020:

2020-11-20: Watching: THE CHASE (1946), dir. Arthur Ripley.

2020-11-20: Ultimate kitchen crossover.

2020-11-20: Warpless MARIO attempt, 20nov2020…

2020-11-20: EarBliss, 20nov2020: ASPERITIES, by Julia Kent.

2020-11-20:

2020-11-20: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Afternoon Work-Intentions Lost and Found.

2020-11-20: (Just trying out a new form of link posting; my daily, more or less, and massive Links post is …

2020-11-20: 🔗 “This is not a drill.” Health officials say they might have to start canceling procedures — via …

2020-11-20: 🔗 Latinas for Trump founder unseated Florida Democrat after ‘shadow candidate’ with his surname …

2020-11-19: Links, 19nov2020 Opinion: New York Times ‘Disappears’ Rural America’s Covid Crisis, via The Daily Yonder. Wonder …

2020-11-19: EarBliss, 19nov2020: DHARMA, by Tarun Balani.

2020-11-19: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Curfew / DREAMLAND.

2020-11-18: EarBliss, 18nov2020: @ BREMEN 1964 & 1975, by Charles Mingus.

2020-11-18:

2020-11-18: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… This Fleeting Process of (Profane) Processing.

2020-11-17: Links, 17nov2020 It’s Time to Hunker Down, via The Atlantic. The Enraging Deja Vu of a Third Coronavirus Wave, …

2020-11-17: Bringing in the leaves.

2020-11-17: Watching, 17nov2020: MAD LOVE (1935); dir. Karl Freund.

2020-11-17: Since Ohio’s content do the bare minimum for COVID-prevention and attempting to appeal to …

2020-11-17: Learning that once I reach the point of nearly giving up on a project, the words I’ve been …

2020-11-17: First snow-run of the season inbound.

2020-11-17: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Upon a (Daily) Return, Again.

2020-11-17: EarBliss, 17nov2020: ANNUMINAS, by Arctica.

2020-11-16:

2020-11-16: Status.

2020-11-16: Quinones’s DREAMLAND is giving the changes I’ve seen around this little slice of atrophied …

2020-11-15: Well, then - that was some impressive weather.

2020-11-15: This week, at Parenthetical Recluse… Upon a Return.

2020-11-15: Inputs, 09-15nov2020 Reading: Wrapped up Nick Bostrom’s (terrifying) SUPERINTELLIGENCE and a re-read of Jiro …

2020-11-15: First morning in longer than I can remember without penning and sending a newsletter (switched from …

2020-11-14: Sanctum / Office expansion and redesign: the day’s work, in pictures…

2020-11-14: Update to the update: three out of three missing cables have been located. Calm has returned.

2020-11-14: Update: two of the three missing cables have been found.

2020-11-14:

2020-11-14: Hunkering down.

2020-11-14: When you set aside the necessary cables and forget where, exactly, you set them aside.

2020-11-13: Neighborhood turkey running partner update: he was out and about, but didn’t join me - …

2020-11-13: The past week of Tumor/Pestilence + enabler shenanigans have kept George Carlin’s immortal …

2020-11-13: EarBliss, 13nov2020: BECAUSE OF A FLOWER, by Ana Roxanne.

2020-11-13: Clearly in a weird mood this morning: not only am I amused that the sound of fork against bowl in …

2020-11-12: Links, 12nov2020 ‘She made music jump into 3D’: Wendy Carlos, the reclusive synth genius, via The …

2020-11-12: EarBliss, 12nov2020: ARTLESSLY FALLING, by Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl.

2020-11-12: Pleased to report that the neighborhood turkey - my running partner for the last tenth mile of the …

2020-11-12: Reading, 12nov2020:

2020-11-12: Every time I hear DeWine speak, I come away with both a deep disappointment in his transformation …

2020-11-11: EarBliss, 11nov2020: BURNHEART, by Johanna Burnheart

2020-11-10: Links, 10nov2020 Don’t define Biden’s victory down, via The Washington Post. The GSA’s Delay in Recognizing the Biden …

2020-11-10: No, Netflix email, I will not finish THE REPAIR SHOP, not until you add more than the first two …

2020-11-10:

2020-11-10: From the “on-the-tip-of-my-tongue-but” department: what’s the term for a quoted …

2020-11-09: About ¾ of the way through Nick Bostrom’s SUPERINTELLIGENCE: I understand maybe a tenth …

2020-11-09: EarBliss, 09nov2020: JOURNEY IN SATCHIDANANDA, by Alice Coltrane.

2020-11-09: Watched BATMAN RETURNS for the first time in 20 years and it’s still my favorite Bat-flick: a …

2020-11-08:

2020-11-08: Neighborhood watch, camouflaged.

2020-11-08: Thank you, Screen Time, for informing me that my screen time was up 107% last week. Sorta had that …

2020-11-08: The 29th and final weekly issue of MacroParentheticals — switching to monthly for the foreseeable …

2020-11-07: It’s been a very good day.

2020-11-07: Glorious.

2020-11-07: ohthankfuck, part II, AP-edition.

2020-11-07: EarBliss, 07nov2020: SONGS FROM HOME, by Fred Hersch.

2020-11-07: A beautiful and poignant dispatch this morning from Nick Cave’s essential The Red Hand Files …

2020-11-06: ohthankfuck.

2020-11-04: Endorsing bourbon for breakfast.

2020-11-03: The final daily running route yard signage report for 03nov2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-11-03:

2020-11-02: EarBliss, 02nov2020: SKINS N SLIME, by Oliver Coates.

2020-11-02: Daily running route yard signage report for 02nov2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-11-02: Reading, 02nov2020…

2020-11-02: The weekend’s Office / Sanctum re-organization (electoral anxiety edition).

2020-11-02: If this explosion in early voting leaves us with one legacy, I hope it’s that it forever …

2020-11-01: Update to the update.

2020-11-01: Daily running route yard signage report for 01nov2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-11-01: The 28th issue of my MacroParentheticals newsletter is on its way to inboxes. The week ends, the …

2020-10-31: EarBliss, 31oct2020: HEY CLOCKFACE, by Elvis Costello.

2020-10-31: Never again will I underestimate the capacity of Lego pry-tools to serve as useful monitor-risers.

2020-10-31:

2020-10-31: Daily running route yard signage report for 31oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-31: Finished Michelle McNamara’s I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK: an essential piece of crime …

2020-10-30: Update.

2020-10-30: Electoral news that made me smile: according to NYT data, I am, in my little rural conservative …

2020-10-30: Daily running route yard signage report for 30oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-29: Links, 29oct2020 The radical implications of the Supreme Court’s new ruling on Wisconsin mail-in ballots, via Vox. …

2020-10-29:

2020-10-29: Daily running route yard signage report for 29oct2020 No formal daily running route yard signage update today as I draw the line at running outdoors in …

2020-10-28: Stakeout.

2020-10-28: I’m lucky that she loves me in spite of my drawing ability: Baby Yoda doodle for my wife’s birthday. …

2020-10-28: Daily running route yard signage report for 28oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-28: Finally read Jason Lutes’s BERLIN and my only regret is that it never crossed my path until …

2020-10-27: Reading, 27oct2020…

2020-10-27: Daily running route yard signage report for 27oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-27: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Pod-Equipment and Finger Yoga.

2020-10-26: Links, 26oct2020 An interview with Alexei Navalny, Assassination Survivor, via The Economist. The Tours of Dr Syntax …

2020-10-26: EarBliss, 26oct2020: WHO ARE YOU?, by Joel Ross.

2020-10-26: The great comics organization project begins.

2020-10-26: Cleaning up leaves in the yard and remembering how much Sadie, our beloved greyhound princess, loved …

2020-10-26: Daily running route yard signage report for 26oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-26: Huge congratulations to Elizabeth Joan Kelly on the first anniversary of the release of FAREWELL, …

2020-10-25: Daily running route yard signage report for 25oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-25: Issue 0027 of MacroParentheticals, featuring not only the music video premiere of Elizabeth Joan …

2020-10-24: Daily running route yard signage report for 24oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-24: Very excited: the music video for the latest Elizabeth Joan Kelly / Geiger von Müller collaboration, …

2020-10-23: Daily running route yard signage report for 23oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-23: Until this morning, I never realized that the words “Accepted for Counting” could be so …

2020-10-22: Homemade signs of sanity are springing up.

2020-10-22: Status

2020-10-22: Quoted: Chinua Achebe “I worry when somebody from one particular tradition stands up and says, “The novel is …

2020-10-22: Daily running route yard signage report for 22oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-22: Reading, 22oct2020:

2020-10-21: Household peak Baby Yoda = attained.

2020-10-21: Daily running route yard signage report for 21oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-21: This week, at Parenthetical Recluse: the podcasting begins, at long last, with The Socialized …

2020-10-21: A banner morning in project completion: the script for A Comic is complete; the story for Another …

2020-10-20: The first podcast episode is complete. (Exhales.) Launching tomorrow morning.

2020-10-20: Operation: Place-Ballot-in-Box-and-Do-My-Part-to-Restore-Reason-and-Sanity is complete.

2020-10-20: EarBliss, 20oct2020: MOLECULAR, by James Brandon Lewis Quartet.

2020-10-20: Daily running route yard signage report for 20oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-19: Links, 19oct2020 Don DeLillo: ‘I wondered what would happen if power failed everywhere’, via The …

2020-10-19: Ronnie the Bonsai (my second Bonsai, after Bonnie the Bonsai’s unfortunate demise) is, in spite of …

2020-10-19: I’ve written books and symphonies and movies and comics and none of it prepared me for how …

2020-10-19: Daily running route yard signage report for 19oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-19: EarBliss, 19oct2020: SHENZOU, by Biosphere.

2020-10-18: In which Izzy considers making an unwise move.

2020-10-18: Daily running route yard signage report for 18oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-18: Four years ago today, as I lay dying in the ER from diabetic ketoacidosis, I learned that I had Type …

2020-10-17: Links, 17oct2020 Cleveland Hospitals’ Private Police “Border Patrol” Comes Under Scrutiny, via ProPublica. Italian …

2020-10-17: Day eight: ballot received.

2020-10-17: Daily running route yard signage report for 17oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-16: EarBliss, 16oct2020: LESSENING, by Ralph Kinsella.

2020-10-16: Mail-in ballot status, on this, the seventh day of my mailbox vigil: no democracy today.

2020-10-16: Daily running route yard signage report for 16oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-16: Still in a good mood: so wonderful to see THE WEST WING family back in action, no matter how …

2020-10-15: Mail-in ballot status, on this, the sixth day of my mailbox vigil: no democracy today.

2020-10-15: Daily running route yard signage report for 15oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-14:

2020-10-14: Links, 14oct2020 Earth’s next mini-moon might be space junk from the 1960s, via The Verge. New research explores …

2020-10-14: Mail-in ballot status, on this, the fifth day of my mailbox vigil: no democracy today.

2020-10-14: Daily running route yard signage report for 14oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-14:

2020-10-14: This week, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Frictional Thoughtspeed.

2020-10-13: Daily running route yard signage report for 13oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-12: EarBliss, 12oct2020: YUSEF LATEEF PLAYS YUSEF LATEEF VOL. ONE, by Yusef Lateef.

2020-10-12:

2020-10-12: Reading, 12oct2020

2020-10-12:

2020-10-12: Daily running route yard signage report for 12oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-11:

2020-10-11: Daily running route yard signage report for 11oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-11: Issue 025 of MacroParentheticals is in the wild. Another week ends, another begins. The day’s …

2020-10-11: Links, 11oct2020 A close race in Ohio is bad news for Donald Trump, via The Economist. Federal judge issues scathing …

2020-10-10: Build complete.

2020-10-10: Bags 14-18 (of 21).

2020-10-10: Daily running route yard signage report for 10oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-10: EarBliss, 10oct2020: APPERCEPTION, by Innesti.

2020-10-09: Bags 9-12 (of 21).

2020-10-09: EarBliss, 09oct2020: THE DISINTEGRATION LOOPS, by William Basinski.

2020-10-09: Daily running route yard signage report for 09oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-08:

2020-10-08: Links, 08oct2020 ‘GLOW’ Canceled By Netflix, Won’t Proceed With Fourth & Final Season Due To COVID-19, via …

2020-10-08: Reading, 08oct2020.

2020-10-08: Daily running route yard signage report for 08oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-08: When I mix up the eggs for the day’s omelette, the sound of the fork against the bowl reminds …

2020-10-07: About to record the first interview for the first real episode of my new podcast, The Socialized …

2020-10-07: Daily running route yard signage report for 07oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-07: This week, at Parenthetical Recluse… An Effort at Foundational Thought Re: The 2020 Election.

2020-10-06: Daily running route yard signage report for 06oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-05: EarBliss, 05oct2020: THE BRIDGE, by Sonny Rollins.

2020-10-05: Bags 7-8 (of 21). (Plus dog-child.)

2020-10-05:

2020-10-05: Daily running route yard signage report for 05oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-05: Moving to weekly Parenthetical Recluse posting: time for a different challenge - and the space to …

2020-10-04: Izzy sees her first cows.

2020-10-04: Waiting for Katie to emerge from her errand.

2020-10-04: Daily running route yard signage report for 04oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-04: The 24th installment of my MacroParentheticals dispatch is on its way to readers. The week ends/the …

2020-10-03: Daily running route yard signage report for 03oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-03: Sticking with yesterday’s plan to switch Parenthetical Recluse daily posting to a Monday …

2020-10-02: Daily running route yard signage report for 02oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-02: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Oh, Hi, October.

2020-10-01: Bags 4-6 (of 21).

2020-10-01: Daily running route yard signage report for 01oct2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-10-01: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Drafts / Sanctity of Disconnect.

2020-09-30: Round one, bags 1-3 (of 21).

2020-09-30: It begins / total assembly required.

2020-09-30: I love my Apple Watch, but the OS7 upgrade is enough to make me throw it in a drawer and never wear …

2020-09-30: Daily running route yard signage report for 29sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-09-30: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… my new podcast, THE SOCIALIZED RECLUSE launches with …

2020-09-29: Very much a fan of Micro 2.0. Well done.

2020-09-29: Daily running route yard signage report for 29sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-09-29: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… PodLaunch Nears / CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT.

2020-09-28:

2020-09-28: EarBliss, 28sep2020: THE ASCENSION, by Sufjan Stevens.

2020-09-28: Daily running route yard signage report for 28sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-09-28: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… On Locative Unhappinesses Begrudgingly Accepted.

2020-09-28: LinkedIn email: Congratulate so-and-so on their such-and-such! / Me: Who?

2020-09-27: Daily running route yard signage report for 27sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-09-27: Sunday.

2020-09-27: Issue 0023 of my MacroParentheticals dispatch is in the wild. The week is done. More of Caro’s …

2020-09-26: Episode Naught, the test / intro episode of The Socialized Recluse, my upcoming podcast, has been …

2020-09-26: I had a running partner for the last 100 feet of the day’s run: Chester (my choice of name), …

2020-09-26: Daily running route yard signage report for 26sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 15 …

2020-09-26: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Pre-Pod LaunchFlurry / Baby Yoda Monopoly.

2020-09-25: EarBliss, 25sep2020: DIALECTIC SOUL, by Asher Gamedze.

2020-09-25: Daily running route yard signage report for 25sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-09-25: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… So Much for That Then.

2020-09-24: Links, 24 sep2020 Of the Golden Age comics houses, EC was the greatest, via The Economist. Likely Voter Models: …

2020-09-24: A more heartening day than expected: wrote “The End” on a comics project (a few more …

2020-09-24: Daily running route yard signage report for 24sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-09-24: EarBliss, 24sep2020: PALO ALTO, by Thelonius Monk.

2020-09-23:

2020-09-23: And now, the dentist.

2020-09-23: Daily running route yard signage report for 23sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-09-23: This week, at Parenthetical Recluse… Interlude and Proclamation: Weekly Essays + Pod.

2020-09-22: Links, 22sep2020 Pentagon used taxpayer money meant for masks and swabs to make jet engine parts and body armor, via …

2020-09-22: Daily running route yard signage report for 22sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-09-22: Nothing at Parenthetical Recluse this morning. Switching to weekly – too many plates spinning and …

2020-09-22: There are few modern phrases/platitudes that I loathe more than “crush it.”

2020-09-21: Daily running route yard signage report for 21sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-09-21: Three years ago today, after some excremental excuse for a human being dumped this bundle of love, …

2020-09-21: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Circumstantial Signage Hope and Other Circumstances.

2020-09-20:

2020-09-20:

2020-09-20: Finally figured out a useful use for the corkboard – other than overwhelming me with scraps of all …

2020-09-20: Daily running route yard signage report for 20sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 16 …

2020-09-20: The latest issue of MacroParentheticals is on its journey to inboxes. Another week ends, another …

2020-09-19: Daily running route yard signage report for 19sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 17 …

2020-09-19: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… A Gut Feeling Thought Out.

2020-09-18:

2020-09-18: Breakfast self: I think it’s time to try a return to Twitter. Lunch self: …

2020-09-18: Daily running route yard signage report for 18sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 17 …

2020-09-18: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Dispatches from UpdateLand.

2020-09-17: The new doorknob is installed. Much chiseling ensued.

2020-09-17: Links, 17sep2020 How the Promise of Normalcy Won the 1920 Election, via The New Yorker. How Bob does it: 5 secrets …

2020-09-17: Daily running route yard signage report for 17sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 17 …

2020-09-17: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Patchy, Dense MARIO / On GIRI/HAJI.

2020-09-16: Warpless MARIO attempt, 16sep2020….

2020-09-16: Note to self: never underestimate the therapeutic powers of re-organizing a toolbox.

2020-09-16: Daily running route yard signage report for 16sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 17 …

2020-09-16:

2020-09-16: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… In Progress: THE POWER BROKER.

2020-09-15: EarBliss, 15sep2020, ARALKUM, by Galya Bisengalieva.

2020-09-15: Twist cap to open, the salad dressing bottle says. You lie! I say.

2020-09-15: Daily running route yard signage report for 15sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 17 …

2020-09-15: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… You’re Stuck with Me Every Day, Sorry.

2020-09-14: EarBliss, 14sep2020: GRAN KASA, by Alvaro Rojas.

2020-09-14: Others may stockpile toilet paper and other essentials. We stockpile Baby Yoda ephemera - and we …

2020-09-14: Daily running route yard signage report for 14sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 17 …

2020-09-13: Warpless MARIO attempt, 13sep2020….(terrible shot, made it to 3-3. )

2020-09-13:

2020-09-13: Daily running route yard signage report for 13sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 17 …

2020-09-13: Issue 0021 of my MacroParentheticals newsletter is in the wild; the week is done. More of …

2020-09-13: EarBliss, 13sep2020: BRANCHES, VOL. 1, by Tomoko Omura.

2020-09-12: Daily running route yard signage report for 12sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 17 …

2020-09-12: EarBliss, 12sep2020: LAUWARM INSTRUMENTALS, by Scanner.

2020-09-12: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… On Navigating Choppy Waters as Friends Wave From the …

2020-09-11: Warpless MARIO attempt, 11sep2020.

2020-09-11: Has anybody watched RAISED BY WOLVES yet? I’m intrigued, but haven’t decided if …

2020-09-11: Daily running route yard signage report for 11sep2020: out of 92 houses, there are 17 …

2020-09-11: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Grey Skies, Patchy Internet…

2020-09-11:

2020-09-10:

2020-09-10: Daily running route yard signage report for 10sep2020: out of 110 houses, there are 23 …

2020-09-10: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Disappointment Drill.

2020-09-09: EarBliss, 09sep2020: DRAW ME A SILENCE PART I and II, by Azu Tiwaline.

2020-09-09:

2020-09-09: Daily running route yard signage report for 09sep2020: out of 110 houses, there are 23 …

2020-09-09: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… A Sink Odyssey Concluded / A Project Update Updated.

2020-09-08: Sink update: new drain system and pipes installed; clog unclogged. Househusband powers, +1.

2020-09-08: Warpless MARIO attempt, 08sep2020.

2020-09-08: Daily running route yard signage report for 08sep2020: out of 110 houses, there are 21 …

2020-09-08: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Sink Drains, Warpless MARIO, and the First Sign.

2020-09-07: Plumbing: the adventure continues.

2020-09-07: Decided that I’m going to try to beat SUPER MARIO BROS. without resorting to warp zones for the …

2020-09-07: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Please Stand By.

2020-09-07: Daily running route yard signage report for 07sep2020: out of 110 houses, there are 21 …

2020-09-06: Office Sanctuary.

2020-09-06: Daily running route yard signage report for 06sep2020: out of 110 houses, there are 21 …

2020-09-06: Reading, 06sep2020…

2020-09-06: The 20th dispatch of MacroParentheticals is off on its journey to inboxes. And so the week is done. …

2020-09-05: Daily running route yard signage report for 05sep2020: out of 110 houses, there are 20 …

2020-09-05: EarBliss, 05sep2020: BEHOLD A BLACK WAVE - EP, by Calabashed.

2020-09-05: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… SitRep, 05sep2020.

2020-09-04: The podcast marches towards reality: the mixer, she has arrived.

2020-09-04: In order to get through the to-read stacks and just pick up the next book without thought or design, …

2020-09-04: Daily running route yard signage report for 04sep2020: out of 110 houses, there are 20 …

2020-09-04: EarBliss, 04sep2020: BEETHOVEN: LEONORE OVERTURE No.3, SYMPHONY No.7, by Saito Kinen Orchestra and …

2020-09-04: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Dispatches from Plagueville, Level Three.

2020-09-03:

2020-09-03: Daily running route yard signage report for 03sep2020: out of 110 houses, there are 20 …

2020-09-03: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… FAQs I’ve Never Been Asked, The Sequel.

2020-09-02: The mixer is ordered: this podcasting thing is getting more and more real. Looking forward to my …

2020-09-02: Daily running route yard signage report for 02sep2020: out of 110 houses, there are 20 …

2020-09-02: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Ports of WorkSanity / Screaming Neighbors / Yard Signage …

2020-09-01: Daily running route yard signage report for 01sep2020: out of 110 houses, there are 20 …

2020-09-01: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Patchy and Dense.

2020-08-31:

2020-08-31: Daily running route yard signage report for 31aug2020: 110 houses, 18 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+1), 0 …

2020-08-31: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Context: Dismaying Running Route Yard Signage Data.

2020-08-31: EarBliss, 31aug2020: SUPERNOVA REMNANT , by Gemini Revolution.

2020-08-30:

2020-08-30: Daily running route yard signage report for 30aug2020: 110 houses, 17 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+2), 0 …

2020-08-30: MacroParentheticals0019 is on its way to subscribers’ inboxes and that’s that for that. …

2020-08-29: EarBliss, 29aug2020: AXIOM, by Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah.

2020-08-29: Daily running route yard signage report for 29aug2020: 110 houses, 15 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-29: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… SitRep, 29aug2020.

2020-08-28: Update: the brave yellow chair weathered the storm.

2020-08-28: A lone, brave yellow chair rides out the storm.

2020-08-28: Thinking it might be time to (make another attempt to) go weekly with the Parenthetical Recluse …

2020-08-28: Daily running route yard signage report for 28aug2020: 110 houses, 15 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+2), 0 …

2020-08-28: EarBliss, 28aug2020: SOURCE, by Nubya Garcia.

2020-08-28: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Perfectionism / THREE JOKERS / Handwriting.

2020-08-27: Read the first issue of BATMAN: THREE JOKERS and I might have some thoughts tomorrow at PR. Or I …

2020-08-27: Daily running route yard signage report for 27aug2020: 110 houses, 13 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/0), …

2020-08-27: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Input Updates, 27aug2020.

2020-08-27: To-read stack update, 27aug2020.

2020-08-26: Just finished Hilary Mantel’s THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT. First thoughts: a spectacular …

2020-08-26: Status.

2020-08-26: This meeting will come to order. (Order, I say.)

2020-08-26: Daily running route yard signage report for 26aug2020: 110 houses, 13 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+2), 0 …

2020-08-26: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Notes Upon Persistent Electoral Dismay.

2020-08-25:

2020-08-25: The mic has arrived: now that I’ve spent money on it, this podcast is happening. (Apologies in …

2020-08-25: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Local Yard Signage / Vortex Update. Also: my Status page …

2020-08-24: EarBliss, 24aug2020: THE QUIET CITY, by Library Tapes.

2020-08-24: Every so often I consider updating my LinkedIn profile. And then I go to the site and decide …

2020-08-24: Daily running route yard signage report for 24aug2020: 110 houses, 11 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-24: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Dispatches from The Vortex.

2020-08-23: Daily running route yard signage report for 23aug2020: 110 houses, 11 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-23: Issue 0018 of my MacroParentheticals newsletter is off to inboxes and eyes. Note: it’s …

2020-08-22: Daily running route yard signage report for 22aug2020: 110 houses, 11 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+4), 0 …

2020-08-22: Saturday.

2020-08-22: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Happy Weekend: I’m Terrible at Relaxing But.

2020-08-22: EarBliss, 22aug2020: PEEL, by KMRU.

2020-08-21: Daily running route yard signage report for 21aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-21: EarBliss, 21aug2020: CONNECT, by Charles Tolliver.

2020-08-21: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of These Fragments of Expression and Guarded Hope.

2020-08-20: Working to reawaken my years-dormant and semi-competent ability to write comics scripts has been a …

2020-08-20: EarBliss, 20aug2020: ULTIMATE SUCCESS TODAY, by Protomartyr.

2020-08-20: Daily running route yard signage report for 20aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-20: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… SitRep, 20aug2020.

2020-08-19:

2020-08-19: And so the schedule shifts continue… but they’re finally settling into a semblance of …

2020-08-19: Daily running route yard signage report for 19aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-19: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Early and Often: A Public Service Ramble.

2020-08-18: It has arrived.

2020-08-18: Daily running route yard signage report for 18aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-18: EarBliss, 18aug2020: NUBYA’S 5IVE, by Nubya Garcia.

2020-08-18: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Mindscheduling.

2020-08-17:

2020-08-17: The situation escalated quickly.

2020-08-17: Watching, 17aug2020: THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY, dir. Ingmar Bergman (1961).

2020-08-17: Daily running route yard signage report for 17aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-17: EarBliss, 17aug2020: JULIUS EASTMAN: UNJUST MAILAISE, by Various Artists and Julius Eastman.

2020-08-17: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Back to School / Mind the Enthusiasm.

2020-08-16:

2020-08-16: Reading, 16aug2020.

2020-08-16: Daily running route yard signage report for 16aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-16: Issue 0017 of MacroParentheticals – complete with a mini-music-school reunion – is on its way to …

2020-08-16: EarBliss, 16aug2020: MEREDITH MONK: PIANO SONGS, by Ursula Oppens and Bruce Brubaker.

2020-08-15:

2020-08-15: Backyard, 28apr2020 and 15aug2020.

2020-08-15: Daily running route yard signage report for 15aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-15: Saturday.

2020-08-15: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Ink Breath.

2020-08-14:

2020-08-14: Daily running route yard signage report for 14aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-14: Insulin has been delivered: I get to live for another year, give or take.

2020-08-14: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Brubaker-Phillips, BAD WEEKEND / RECKLESS.

2020-08-14: EarBliss, 14aug2020: PERRY MASON, SEASON ONE: MUSIC FROM THE HBO SERIES, by Terence Blanchard.

2020-08-13: Daily running route yard signage report for 13aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-13:

2020-08-13: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… MASK OF THE PHANTASM, Revisited.

2020-08-12:

2020-08-12: Thanks to having spent the last month laying bricks and building our back patio, I’ve finally lived …

2020-08-12: Daily running route yard signage report for 12aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-12: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of VPs, Comics, and Life Ransoms.

2020-08-12: EarBliss, 12aug2020: PENELOPE ONE, by Penelope Trappes - thanks to Elizabeth Joan Kelly for …

2020-08-12: Making Wednesdays and Sundays comics scripting days is the smartest move I’ve made in a long …

2020-08-11: And also in “news that makes for a good day”: my wife knocked it out of the birthday gift park.

2020-08-11: Biden/Harris: YES.

2020-08-11: Daily running route yard signage report for 11aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-11: Backyard, 11aug2020.

2020-08-11: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Bookends Return.

2020-08-10: Daily running route yard signage report for 10aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-10: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Stand and Write / Blood Sugar Brain-Fight / PERRY MASON.

2020-08-09: Daily running route yard signage report for 09aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-09: My wife is reading Darwyn Cooke’s NEW FRONTIER for the first time. I’m envious: …

2020-08-09: Issue 0016 of MacroParentheticals is on its way to inboxes; the week is done / the week begins. Back …

2020-08-08: Main thing keeping me from using iA Writer as my main online writing tool: unlike Drafts, the sync …

2020-08-08: Marley approves.

2020-08-08: Backyard patio work continues.

2020-08-08: Daily running route yard signage report for 08aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-08: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Bricks and Hyperglycemic TimeTasks.

2020-08-07: Daily running route yard signage report for 07aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-07: A tow truck towing a school bus greeted me at the outset of the morning’s run. An ominous - …

2020-08-07: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Year 39, Attained.

2020-08-06: Evidence of Jorkie approval.

2020-08-06: Backyard patio work continues with couch placement (The Jorkie approves of her new guard/barking …

2020-08-06: EarBliss, 06aug2020: AND THEIR REFINEMENT OF THE DECLINE, by Stars of the Lid.

2020-08-06: Daily running route yard signage report for 06aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-06: 📚 Reading, 06aug2020.

2020-08-06: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Fortnightly Adventures in Cyborg Sleep Deprivation.

2020-08-05: Parking lot office day.

2020-08-05: Daily running route yard signage report for 05aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-05: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Systems Thought About So I Don’t Have to Have …

2020-08-04:

2020-08-04: Links, 04aug2020 How the Pandemic Defeated America, via The Atlantic. Wong Kar Wai Sets ‘Blossoms Shanghai’ As Debut …

2020-08-04: Daily running route yard signage report for 04aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-04: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Once More, with Feeling: I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK.

2020-08-04: Quoted: Nick Cave, 04aug2020 “In my experience, lyrics are almost always seemingly just not coming. This is the tearful …

2020-08-03: EarBliss, 03aug2020: ENDESSIAH, by Treha Sektori.

2020-08-03: With the addition of cup-bearing Baby Yoda to my desk, any mental fuckeries can be defused with a …

2020-08-03: Daily running route yard signage report for 03aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-03: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Doomscroll / Buzzkill / Baby Yoda.

2020-08-02: Links, 02aug2020 Monk’s dream deferred: a record in limbo, via The Economist. Democrats demand answers from …

2020-08-02: Figured out a solution to the the aforementioned timesuck problem: installed Forest on the iPad and …

2020-08-02:

2020-08-02: Daily running route yard signage report for 02aug2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-08-02: Screen Time would be a lot more useful - I think, anyhow - if you could limit your number of app …

2020-08-02: A wordy - though update-laden - 15th dispatch of MacroParentheticals is on its way to inboxes; the …

2020-08-01: Saturday.

2020-08-01: Daily running route yard signage report for 01aug2020: 110 houses, 7* Tumor/Pestilence signs (-1), 0 …

2020-08-01: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse…Of Blisses Followed and Corkboards Pinned and Etc Etc …

2020-08-01: Finally found more Chemex filters. Preparations complete for the next phase of the plague.

2020-07-31: Daily running route yard signage report for 31jul2020... 110 houses, 8* Tumor/Pestilence signs (+1), 0 Biden signs (+/-0); 94 days and 13 hours remain until …

2020-07-31: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… The Latest Necessity in Educator Back-to-School …

2020-07-31: A heartening morning on the podcast thinking front. I miss interviewing people, and seeing that a …

2020-07-30: Links, 30jul2020 At the heart of dismal U.S. coronavirus response, a fraught relationship with masks, via The …

2020-07-30: Mulchapalooza 2020 continues.

2020-07-30: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… When Eagles Attack / TO:KY:OO.

2020-07-29: Finally purchased Liam Wong’s sublime book of Tokyo night photography, TO:KY:OO, and am already in …

2020-07-29: Daily running route yard signage report for 29jul2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-29: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Horns Honking and Yard Signs Signing.

2020-07-29: It’s been a week since I’ve posted to the “big two” social network slot …

2020-07-28: Daily running route yard signage report for 28jul2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (-1), 0 …

2020-07-28:

2020-07-28: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Selfishly Considering I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK.

2020-07-28: Two questions, Micro-verse: one, I’m looking for a good guide to starting a podcast; and two, …

2020-07-27: Finally finished Costa-Gavras’s Z: easily one of the best political thrillers I’ve seen …

2020-07-27: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Stable Permutations / MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN.

2020-07-27: EarBliss, 27jul2020: ULTRAVIOLET, by Kelly Moran.

2020-07-26: Contemplation.

2020-07-26: Backyard, 26jul2020.

2020-07-26: Links, 26jul2020 Ohio’s businesses were all for mask mandates. Then politics got in the way, via The Washington Post. …

2020-07-26: Reading, 26jul2020…

2020-07-26: Daily running route yard signage report for 26july2020: 110 houses, 8 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-26: Issue 0014 of MacroParentheticals is on its way to subscribers. The week is done - and more …

2020-07-25: EarBliss, 25jul2020: PROPHECY, by Laurence Pike.

2020-07-25: Today’s yard work: the in-ground Morkie pool is complete - and enjoyed by both The Morkie and The …

2020-07-25: I’ve turned my wife into a James Ellroy fan. Plague or no, this summer can be considered a success.

2020-07-25: Made the switch to an annual subscription. Sorry, Micro-verse, but you’re stuck with me for at …

2020-07-25: Daily running route yard signage report for 25jul2020: 110 houses, 8 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-25: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Plans Crushed by Henry’s Whims.

2020-07-24: EarBliss, 24jul2020-2: THIS WHOLE EMPTINESS, by Ricardo Dias Gomes and Star Rover.

2020-07-24: Nearing an important milestone: we’ve scattered / moved / spread 19 cubic yards of mulch since …

2020-07-24: Daily running route yard signage report for 24jul2020: 110 houses, 8 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-24: EarBliss, 24jul2020: SONGS OF AN UNKNOWN TONGUE, by Zara McFarlane.

2020-07-24: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… SitRep, 24jul2020.

2020-07-24: Props to the fly that tried their best to make this morning’s work block a re-enactment of …

2020-07-23: Links, 23jul2020 Improved Insulin Patch Could Replace Pumps, CGMs, and MDI, via Insulin Nation. What Could Happen If …

2020-07-23: Today’s yard work: flower bed expansion, Jorkie assistance, and cool plants that my wife told me the …

2020-07-23: EarBliss, 23jul2020: HAND IN HAND, by Felicia Atkinson.

2020-07-23: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Disembodied Mask-Wearing Zoom Head, Continued.

2020-07-22: Links, 22jul2020 The hunt for the origins of SARS-CoV-2 will look beyond China, via The Economist. How to Understand …

2020-07-22:

2020-07-22: Daily running route yard signage report for 22jul2020: 110 houses, 8 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-22: Not sure if this is in the works - or if one of the third-party Micro-apps does it - but it’d …

2020-07-22: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Beware, for My Disembodied Head Returns to the …

2020-07-22: EarBliss, 22jul2020: THE GREAT LAKE SWALLOWS - EP, by Julia Kent and Jean D.L.

2020-07-21: Daily running route yard signage report for 21jul2020: 110 houses, 8 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-21: Go me.

2020-07-21: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Backyard Brain Phantoms.

2020-07-20: Backyard, 20jul2020.

2020-07-20: Watching, 20jul2020: Z, dir. Costa-Gavras (1969).

2020-07-20: Update the second: my emergency re-potting of a wayward succulent still yields life.

2020-07-20: Daily running route yard signage report for 20jul2020: 110 houses, 8 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-20: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Inchoate Prequel Notes, +15-21 Years.

2020-07-20:

2020-07-19: Reading, 19jul2020.

2020-07-19:

2020-07-19: Daily running route yard signage report for 19jul2020: 110 houses, 8 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-19: Issue 0013 of MacroParentheticals is on its way to subscribers; the week is done. Back to work.

2020-07-18: Update: my repotting adventure met with approval. I remain cautiously opti-pessimistic.

2020-07-18: Just re-potted my first succulent without my wife around. Found that it had broken free of the bonds …

2020-07-18: Daily running route yard signage report for 18jul2020: 110 houses, 8 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-18: I just don’t get how to function in a family. Write a book in five months on deadline, sure. …

2020-07-18: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Brief Saturday Notes / THE FIVE.

2020-07-17: Am dog.

2020-07-17:

2020-07-17: EarBliss, 17jul2020: TRANSIENTS, Vols 1 and 2, by Andrea Keller.

2020-07-17: Daily running route yard signage report for 17jul2020: 110 houses, 8 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-17: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Seeking That Third Project Still, Again….

2020-07-16: Pretty sure that I’ve spent more time downloading updates to THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION than …

2020-07-16: EarBliss, 16jul2020: FIVE° BELOW LIVE, by Andrea Keller.

2020-07-16:

2020-07-16: Sitting here, reading the news - a sudden moment of clarity: I don’t want to read all this news.

2020-07-16: Daily running route yard signage report for 16jul2020: 110 houses, 8 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-16: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse…Rural Yard Signage, Wasted Gubernatorial Breath, and THE …

2020-07-15:

2020-07-15: Daily running route yard signage report for 15jul2020: 110 houses, 8 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-15: This morning, at Parenthetical Recluse… Rebalancing / Returning to the Trinity, Again.

2020-07-14: Will eventually return to full mental capacity here. Refueling, etc etc.

2020-07-14: Daily running route yard signage report for 14jul2020: 110 houses, 8 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+1), 0 …

2020-07-14: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Considering The Work, The Rush.

2020-07-13: EarBliss, 13jul2020: BOTH LINES WILL BE BLUE, by Carmen Villain.

2020-07-13: Reading, 13jul2020.

2020-07-13: Because the solution is always “more Baby Yoda. “

2020-07-13: Daily running route yard signage report for 13jul2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-13: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Fleeting Roadside Report, 13jul2020.

2020-07-12: Done.

2020-07-12: Daily running route yard signage report for 12jul2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-12: This week’s installment of MacroParentheticals, with special guest Elizabeth Joan Kelly - …

2020-07-11: Update: photographic evidence of the aforementioned potential wonder of the world, minus human …

2020-07-11: Daily running route yard signage report for 11jul2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-11:

2020-07-11: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Ephemeral Weekend Exorcisms of No Particular …

2020-07-11: EarBliss, 11jul2020: VISIONS/VOICES, by Felicia Atkinson.

2020-07-10: Daily running route yard signage report for 10jul2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-10: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse…What I Type About When I Type About Running.

2020-07-09:

2020-07-09: EarBliss, 09jul2020: ISTAMPITE: MEDIEVAL PIECES FOR FIDDLE AND PERCUSSION, by Stevie Wishart and …

2020-07-09: Heard a tree fall in the woods on my run. Not sure if it was cut down or just fell on its own. …

2020-07-09: Daily running route yard signage report for 09jul2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-09: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Answers to FAQS I’ve Never Been Asked So I Guess …

2020-07-08:

2020-07-08: Daily running route yard signage report for 08jul2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-08: David Lynch is my favorite meteorologist.

2020-07-08: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Updated Notes on Connected Insecurity.

2020-07-07: EarBliss, 07jul2020: LEY LINES, by Emma-Jean Thackray.

2020-07-07: Meanwhile, in useful handcrafted road signage…

2020-07-07: Daily running route yard signage report for 07jul2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-07: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Follow-Ups and Summertime COVID Fun.

2020-07-06: EarBliss, 06jul2020-B: GREEN & GREY (Expanded), by Julia Kent.

2020-07-06:

2020-07-06: A selection of favorite films from my Blu-Ray gold mine / stash:

2020-07-06: While my scrawled and duly posted Post-It notes are easy to find, the actual Post-It pad is …

2020-07-06: No daily running route yard signage report for 06jul2020; will return tomorrow. 119 days and 13 …

2020-07-06: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Parking Garage Interregnum, 06jul2020

2020-07-06: EarBliss, 06jul2020 (sleep well, Il Maestro): C’ERA UNA VOLTA IL WEST Soundtrack, by Ennio …

2020-07-05: Daily running route yard signage report for 05jul2020: 110 houses, 7 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+1), 0 …

2020-07-05: Newsletter is out, the week is done. And, oh, such wonders await. Or something.

2020-07-05: Dog-children have been wrangled from their daily post-breakfast out-of-doors adventure and …

2020-07-05: Update: second half of DA 5 BLOODS exceeded my expectations. Favorite film of the year; Delroy Lindo …

2020-07-04: EarBliss, 04jul2020: UNVISITED TOMBS: MÖDRAR, by Kristine Barrett.

2020-07-04:

2020-07-04: Daily running route yard signage report for 04jul2020: 110 houses, 6 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-04: Halfway through Spike Lee’s DA 5 BLOODS and am confident that, if the second half is as great …

2020-07-04: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… From the Depths to the Shallows and Back Again, In …

2020-07-03: Backyard, 03jul2020.

2020-07-03: Witnessed a potential wonder of the world: an individual repairing his vehicle - one devoid of …

2020-07-03: Daily running route yard signage report for 03jul2020: 110 houses, 6 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-03: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Dispatches from Plaguetown, OH, 03jul2020.

2020-07-02: Another one of those days in a week or a month or a year of one of those days.

2020-07-02: Daily running route yard signage report for 02jul2020: 110 houses, 6 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0), …

2020-07-02: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… In Progress: MOBY DICK.

2020-07-01: Links, 01jul2020 ‘I pray it will finally be over’: Golden State Killer survivors hope guilty plea brings …

2020-07-01: EarBliss, 01jul2020: SKETCHES, by Library Tapes.

2020-07-01: Backyard pretty to balance yard signage report.

2020-07-01: Running route yard signage report for 01jul2020: 110 houses, 6 Tumor/Pestilence signs (+/-0 from …

2020-07-01: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Wrist-Cyborg Time Manipulation, Continued.

2020-06-30: Gill-babies.

2020-06-30: EarBliss, 30jun2020 (double bill edition): LUCE, by Julia Kent; GHOSTS VI: LOCUSTS, by Nine Inch …

2020-06-30: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Press Start / As We Were.

2020-06-29: Running route yard signage report for 29jun2020: 110 houses, 6 Tumor/Pestilence signs (-1 from last …

2020-06-29: EarBliss, 29jun2020: THINGS HAPPENED HERE, by Kansas Smitty’s.

2020-06-28:

2020-06-28: Issue 0010 of MacroParentheticals is written and sent; the week is done.

2020-06-28: Can someone point me to a way to set up Drafts action to send directly to iA Writer without having …

2020-06-27: Links, 27jun2020 Flu-COVID ‘Collision’ Expected This Fall, Health Experts Warn, via MedScape. I’ll …

2020-06-27: Backyard patio project, phase two: it has begun.

2020-06-27: Six years ago today…

2020-06-27: Efforts continue to make the Parenthetical Trinity more useful not only to me but to those who …

2020-06-26: EarBliss, 26jun2020: FREEDOM HIGHWAY, by Rhiannon Giddens.

2020-06-25:

2020-06-25: EarBliss, 25jun2020: RECORDINGS 1987-1991, VOL 1, by Valentina Goncharova.

2020-06-24:

2020-06-24: This week, at Parenthetical Recluse… On IRMA VEP.

2020-06-23:

2020-06-23: I really need a hobby.

2020-06-23: Reading, 23jun2020.

2020-06-23: EarBliss, 23jun2020: CANTUS, by Kuniko.

2020-06-22:

2020-06-22: Links, 22jun2020 In a Morning Raid, Russian Police Arrested Pussy Riot Member Peter Verzilov for His Alleged Role in …

2020-06-22: Decided to give a weekly posting schedule at Parenthetical Recluse another go. Time for something …

2020-06-21: Took almost three weeks before I had the chance to finish IRMA VEP, but it was well worth the wait. …

2020-06-21: That I am known as “Tylor” by the mechanics who repaired my brake line last week has been the source …

2020-06-21: Issue 0009 of the newsletter is in the wild. And so the morning goes. Back to work.

2020-06-20: Update to the update: he’s heading home. All clear.

2020-06-20:

2020-06-20: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Current Social Media Mental Space, Etc.

2020-06-19: The koi are pleased that their floral decor is in bloom.

2020-06-19: Mulching, the adventure continues.

2020-06-19: EarBliss, 19jun2020: ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS, by Bob Dylan (it’s as good as the reviews and then …

2020-06-19: Update to the update: Dehydration but he’s doing fine; rest and fluids helping. All tests and …

2020-06-19: Update: hospital, though he’s doing ok.

2020-06-19: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse…Of Crises Internal and Their Amelioration By Way of …

2020-06-18: Links, 18jun2020 Warner Bros, DC To Develop Original Podcasts With Spotify, via Deadline. Early Photographs of …

2020-06-18:

2020-06-18: Welcome back, Micro. I missed you this morning.

2020-06-18: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Unmoored / TWICE UPON A TIME.

2020-06-17: Back to work.

2020-06-17: Links, 17jun2020-B Topsychopor by Roland Topor, via feuilleton. North Korea blows up detente with the South, via The …

2020-06-17: Today’s afternoon garden work: we dug up the old stone pathway, mulched (so much mulch), and put the …

2020-06-17: Links, 17jun2020-A Former eBay executives charged with cyberstalking after allegedly sending bloody pig mask to …

2020-06-17: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… SitRep / Yard Signage Report, 17jun2020

2020-06-17: Efforts to shape my day into a useful balance of spinning plates and roles are bearing fruit. All …

2020-06-16: Groomed Morkie.

2020-06-16: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… THE GLASS HOTEL / Bullet Journal Update.

2020-06-15: Links, 15jun2020 A plan to turn the atmosphere into one enormous sensor, via The Economist. How America’s Hospitals …

2020-06-15: Routine: consider Twitter again - post to Twitter again - remember everyone you interacted with is …

2020-06-15: Reading, 15jun2020.

2020-06-15: Vacuuming day toy protection.

2020-06-15: First time using the index part of a bullet journal- my notebooks having metamorphosed into …

2020-06-15: Loved KNIVES OUT but THE BROTHERS BLOOM is still my favorite Rian Johnson film.

2020-06-15: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse…Have I Accepted My Resignation or Resigned Myself to …

2020-06-14: The new notebook is bullet-journaled-up and ready to go tomorrow morning.

2020-06-14: Guard duty.

2020-06-14: The button is pressed: issue 0008 of MacroParentheticals has commenced its inbox-bound journey. The …

2020-06-13: Frisbee time.

2020-06-13: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse…Channels and Frequencies and a Note on a Passing

2020-06-12: Links, 12jun2020 Blue Note Classics To Be Updated On New Compilation, via The Quietus. A Year After It Was Stolen, …

2020-06-12: EarBliss, 12jun2020: ARROW, by Noveller.

2020-06-12: Saddened to read of Denny O’Neil’s passing: I grew up loving and inspired by his work - …

2020-06-12: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse…Baby Yoda is Here and The Morkie is Unsettled.

2020-06-11:

2020-06-11: Briefly considered a return to Twitter but managed to talk myself down from that particular …

2020-06-11: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Storms Passing and Cannonball Splashes.

2020-06-10: Links, 10jun2020 Bassoonfluencers: The World of Instagram Practice Accounts, via The New Yorker. Why Romney Marched, …

2020-06-10: GPS.

2020-06-10: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Upon These States of Illegible (In)Flexibility.

2020-06-09: Reading, 09jun2020.

2020-06-09: EarBliss, 09jun2020: THE NATIONAL ROAD, by Field Works.

2020-06-09: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Bit of a Rush This Morning So Here’s a Dog Picture …

2020-06-08: The marriage between an expert gardener and a functional chef symbolized.

2020-06-08: Reading status: 37 - so far - this year

2020-06-08: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Sticker Aquariums and Deadline Grotesques.

2020-06-07: In the process of moving essential Micro and Twitter follows to Feedbin. My march towards online …

2020-06-07: Newsletter is written and sent; so ends the week. Project folder review and the day’s run …

2020-06-07: Earbliss, 07jun2020: MY FAVOURITE FADED FANTASY, by Damien Rice.

2020-06-06: Links, 06jun2020 I Cover Cops as an Investigative Reporter. Here Are Five Ways You Can Start Holding Your Department …

2020-06-06: My contribution to the garden: from wheelbarrow to clematis climbing wall. Note: while my wife is …

2020-06-06: EarBliss, 06jun2020: ETT, by Klara Lewis.

2020-06-06:

2020-06-06: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… SitRep, 06jun2020.

2020-06-05: My wife just bought me a Living Stone succulent. Judging by its care requirements, it‘s the perfect …

2020-06-05: Watching, 05jun2020: IRMA VEP, dir. Olivier Assayas (1996).

2020-06-05: I can always depend on the work of László Krasznahorkai to pull my brain out of its overused …

2020-06-05: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Drift Synthesis and Further Adventures in Useful Brain …

2020-06-04: Links, 04jun2020 VizPol takes a cue from bird-watching apps to help journalists identify unfamiliar political …

2020-06-04: Shelves.

2020-06-04: “But for those who see clearly that it is a circle and why it is a circle, there is no …

2020-06-04: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse…Brain-Clearing Statement of Purpose Again, Maybe.

2020-06-03: EarBliss, 03jun2020: SILVER DOLLAR, by Threadbare.

2020-06-03: Links, 03jun2020 CIA veterans who monitored crackdowns abroad see troubling parallels in Trump’s handling of …

2020-06-03: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Notes from This Bastion of Days That Never Existed.

2020-06-03: Office / Sanctum (haphazard) design aesthetic: antique mall booth, a sense of potential discovery at …

2020-06-02: Links, 02jun2020 Autocrats Love Using the Bible as a Prop. Americans Shouldn’t, via Foreign Policy. Mexico’s …

2020-06-02: A small group of essential reads for transforming thought and expanding perspective. While …

2020-06-02: Brother and sister.

2020-06-02: A morning of outrunning the monster in my brain and its fondness for replaying the same destructive …

2020-06-02: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… 02jun2020.

2020-06-01: The smallest two of our dog-children (AKA The Rulers, AKA The Brain-Trust..AKA…), as …

2020-06-01: Twitter set to private and future use in limbo; daily blog moved to text-only; and this space and …

2020-06-01: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse…That Wednesday Thing? Nevermind.

2020-05-31:

2020-05-31: The week’s newsletter is done; the day’s run awaits.

2020-05-31: EarBliss, 31may2020: ULTRASONIC, by Field Works, et. al.

2020-05-30: Links, 30may2020 Missing The Jackpot: William Gibson’s Slow-Cooked Apocalypse, via The Quietus. Don’t let …

2020-05-30: USB cable unearthed: ye olde Macbook Air can officially be my disconnected, long-form work machine. …

2020-05-30: EarBliss, 30may2020: TOO, by Klara Lewis.

2020-05-30: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… And So We Part – At Least Until Next Wednesday…. (Note: …

2020-05-29: Links, 29may2020 Martin Scorsese in lockdown: an auteur’s eye view of house arrest | Martin Scorsese, via The …

2020-05-29: It rained.

2020-05-29: Status, 29may2020.

2020-05-29: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… And So It Tweets…

2020-05-28: Links, 28may2020 Boston Marathon officially canceled for first time in event’s 124-year history, via The Washington …

2020-05-28: Needs a border, but my first project of the summer, my “I’m moderately successful at pretending that …

2020-05-28: Shuffling about subscriptions, news sources, etc: efforts to shake up my digital reading/mindcarb …

2020-05-28: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… HyperglycemicSunMax.

2020-05-27: First impressions of HBO Max: at least I can finally see the 10th and 11th series of DOCTOR WHO.

2020-05-27: EarBliss, 27may2020: FREE JAZZ, by François Tusques.

2020-05-27: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Drafts / Bullet Journal Experiment, Continued and Begun.

2020-05-26: Links, 26may2020 J.K. Rowling is releasing a new book chapter-by-chapter online for free, via a The Verge. As …

2020-05-26: Back and forth between the one-post look of my daily blog or the multiple-post look. I dig the FAR …

2020-05-26: Criterion Channel on XBox One, day five.

2020-05-26: Status, 26may2020.

2020-05-26: EarBliss, 26may2020: MURDER MOST FOUL, by Bob Dylan.

2020-05-26: Finally working on making Drafts my default online writing toolbox. Saving iA Writer for the deeper, …

2020-05-26:

2020-05-26: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… In-Lawn Allergen Cloud / Mower Blade Quiet.

2020-05-25: Links, 25may2020 The Beginner’s Guide to Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour, via Pitchfork. Death counts become the rhythm …

2020-05-25:

2020-05-25: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… I’ve Tried Again Later All Weekend, Criterion …

2020-05-24: A goal this and every morning - to be empty after the day’s work, to begin the process of re-filling …

2020-05-23: Guardian Jorkie.

2020-05-23: Unidentified neighbor cat lounging in the morning’s fog / 0500, give or take.

2020-05-23: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Mirror Shards and Popcorn.

2020-05-22: Links, 22may2020 Goodbye, Government. Hello, Mafia, via Foreign Policy. What Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League is …

2020-05-22: Accepting the reign of my hosta overlords.

2020-05-22: My first afternoon of precious solitude in weeks and the Criterion Channel XBox app goes wonky. …

2020-05-22: Casting my book recommendation into Micro-verse with my reading list from the last seven years. Most …

2020-05-22: Status, 22may2020.

2020-05-22: EarBliss, 22may2020: GHOSTS V: TOGETHER / GHOSTS VI: LOCUSTS, by Nine Inch Nails.

2020-05-22: Parenthetical Update, 22may2020: Drafts for the Apple Watch is brilliant but I’ll have to …

2020-05-22: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Brain Defragmentation, In Progress / Wrist-Cyborg, V2.0.

2020-05-21: Current rotation, 21may2020.

2020-05-21: Groomed Jorkie / Groomed Morkie

2020-05-21: Trying out Drafts on Apple Watch: you may consider me a happy wrist-cyborg again.

2020-05-21: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… SitRep, 21may2020.

2020-05-20: Links, 20may2020 Now IDW Lets Go Of Employees, Permanently, via Bleeding Cool. A German Student Broke Into an …

2020-05-20: Also in kitchen musings: over the last several months, I’ve developed a craving for smoked paprika. …

2020-05-20: Some might call it a hammer wrapped in aluminum foil. I call it my essential meal prep device/meat …

2020-05-20: Status, 20may2020.

2020-05-20: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Bullet Journal Week / DEEP WORK / Wrist-Cyborg …

2020-05-19: Links, 19may2020 Explorers can take Titanic’s Marconi telegraph, cutting into wreck for first time, via The …

2020-05-19: Took about two months after “The Great Shattering,” but I’m missing my Apple Watch on a …

2020-05-19: A work in progress, but I finally added a Status page to Parenthetical Recluse.

2020-05-19: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse…CONTROL, Continued.

2020-05-18: Links, 18may2020 She posed as a nurse during the 1918 flu pandemic and went on a crime spree, via The Washington …

2020-05-18: Latest additions to the to-read stockpile.

2020-05-18: The more I consider it, the wiser the retreat into the blog/Micro/newsletter feels. …

2020-05-18: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Retreating Into the Parenthetical Trinity Again, Maybe, …

2020-05-17: The jury.

2020-05-17: This week’s MacroParentheticals dispatch is in the ether: the week is done. And there was much …

2020-05-16:

2020-05-16: Important news: I have given the Dog-Children their own channel at MicroParentheticals. Carry on.

2020-05-16: EarBliss, 16may2020/two-fer edition: THE MOSAIC OF TRANSFORMATION, by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith / and …

2020-05-16: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… CONTROL / An Informal Dispatch from the Heartlandic Fog.

2020-05-15: Links, 15may2020 A new comic (and process sketches) by Nick Sousanis is always reason to celebrate: No Sides, via …

2020-05-15: I derive a ridiculous amount of comfort from David Lynch’s daily weather report.

2020-05-15:

2020-05-15: I always knew my wife was a remarkable teacher but little did I know that she was also a gifted …

2020-05-15: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse…Daylight Encroaches / Neighborly Proximity / THE SEVENTH …

2020-05-15: ‘Morning.

2020-05-14: Links, 14may2020 Here comes the drop(kick): The sick beats in ‘Streets of Rage’, via The Washington Post. Electronic …

2020-05-14: EarBliss, 14may2020: LIVE IN WILLISAU, by James Brandon Lewis and Chad Taylor.

2020-05-14: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… The Handwritten InLawn and Other Experiments.

2020-05-13: Links, 13may2020 Arlington Cemetery’s 105-year-old time capsule is revealing lost treasures, via The Washington Post. …

2020-05-13:

2020-05-13: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Bullet Journal Experiment Begins / Lamy 2000 Love …

2020-05-12: Links, 12may2020 These Companies Got Millions in Tax Breaks to Bring Jobs to Youngstown. They Created Next to None, …

2020-05-12:

2020-05-12: Tinkering with a hybrid/bastardized (read: making this up as I go along, using general guidelines to …

2020-05-12:

2020-05-12: Now that the Criterion Channel has arrived on XBox, I need something else missing from my life to …

2020-05-12: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse…Dispatches on (Another) Postprandial Void.

2020-05-11: Links, 11may2020 Glacial ice will likely hold records of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say, via phys.org. What …

2020-05-11: Just played Castlevania IV for the first time in +/- 25 years and the muscle memory is still there. …

2020-05-11: EarBliss, 11may2020: IF YOU LISTEN CAREFULLY THE MUSIC IS YOURS, by Gard Nilssen’s Supersonic …

2020-05-11: 11 May and I’m still donning winter garb for the day’s run. That groundhog was full of shit.

2020-05-11: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… From Behind These Walls of Books and Sound.

2020-05-11: ‘Morning.

2020-05-10:

2020-05-10: EarBliss, 10may2020: LIVE AT ROADBURN 2018, by Zola Jesus.

2020-05-10: The newsletter is in the wild and the week is done. The day’s run awaits.

2020-05-10:

2020-05-09: EarBliss, 09may2020: OBJECTLESS, by Osamu Sato.

2020-05-09: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse…Notes Upon a Chemex Weary / A PLAGUE TALE Concluded.

2020-05-09: Good morning. The house is currently doubling as Morkie-Jorkie roller derby rink.

2020-05-08:

2020-05-08: Links, 08may2020 A hacker is trying to break Ohio’s tool for reporting workers who quit during the pandemic, via The …

2020-05-08: Dog-children, currently.

2020-05-08: Welcome to my life, Lamy 2000… I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

2020-05-08: Weather report, 08may2020.

2020-05-08: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Words Forgotten / Public Service Announcement.

2020-05-07: Links, 07may2020 Coronavirus researcher killed in Pennsylvania murder-suicide, police say, via The Washington Post. …

2020-05-07: While I’m still and forever tinkering with forms and formats to best integrate my newsletter, …

2020-05-07: Reading, 07may2020.

2020-05-07: A hot water heater moved / flower boxes re-re-re-installed / a writing lesson taught: and so goes …

2020-05-07: EarBliss, 07may2020: CENIZAS, by Nicolas Jaar.

2020-05-07: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Here Among These Divergent Bildungsroman Timelines.

2020-05-06: Chatted with my best friend from music school for the first time in almost 15 years. Damn, I missed …

2020-05-06: Watching, 06may2020: SANSHIRO SUGATA, dir. Akira Kurosawa (1943).

2020-05-06: Jedi Jorkie.

2020-05-06: Finished Jhumpa Lahiri’s THE NAMESAKE: her place among my favorite authors remains a fortified …

2020-05-06:

2020-05-06: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Returning to the Broadcast Woodshed.

2020-05-05: After a few weeks, I’ve reached the “upgrade to annual subscription” stage of love with …

2020-05-05: Links, 05may2020 Ingenious: ‘The Blacklist’ Uses Graphic Novel-Style Animation To Finish Season 7 Finale Cut Short By …

2020-05-05:

2020-05-05: On the eventual project/experiential toiling docket: podcasting and microcasting. Produced one long …

2020-05-05: Oh, Lamy 2000, you will soon be mine.

2020-05-05: Tuesday.

2020-05-05: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse…Of Mask-Outings and Babu Frik Midpoints.

2020-05-04:

2020-05-04: Reading, 04may2020.

2020-05-04: Day one of Ohio’s “Responsible Re-Start” and I’ve been hearing sirens all morning. Let the good …

2020-05-04: EarBliss, 04may2020: TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME, by Angelo Badalamenti.

2020-05-04: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Brief Notes on Finishing: Montaigne / WESTWORLD.

2020-05-04: Wrote a log line for the first time in more than a decade and it’s not awful. (Pats back, returns to …

2020-05-03: It’s taken three years and more than a few sticky tabs, but I’ve finished reading Montaigne’s …

2020-05-03: Links, 03may2020 Looters Are Taking Advantage of the Worldwide Lockdown to Rob Cultural Heritage Sites—and Selling …

2020-05-03: The newsletter is in the ether and the week is done. Back to work.

2020-05-03: Good morning.

2020-05-02:

2020-05-02:

2020-05-02: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… I Am My Own Worst Enemy (No Shit, Right?).

2020-05-02: Thinking that it’s time for one of my occasional purgings/refreshings of RSS feeds. Getting a little …

2020-05-01: EarBliss, 01may2020 (the ”title may be ill-timed to the current situation but whatever it’s …

2020-05-01: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… CHUNGKING EXPRESS, Revisited.

2020-04-30: Links, 30apr2020 ‘Hanna’ Teaser: Amazon Announces Release Date for Season 2, via IndieWire. Microsoft’s big Xbox Game …

2020-04-30:

2020-04-30: Status.

2020-04-30: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… SitRep, 30apr2020 / “Responsible Re-Start” …

2020-04-29: Links, 29apr2020 Under pressure to reopen this fall, school leaders plot unprecedented changes, via The Washington …

2020-04-29: Watching, 29apr2020: NIGHTFALL, dir. Jacques Tourneur (1956). (First Criterion Channel pick; could …

2020-04-29: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… I (Have, Can, and Will Let Myself) Watch Movies.

2020-04-28:

2020-04-28: Now that I have the Criterion Channel, the next step is letting myself take the time to sit down and …

2020-04-28: The Criterion Channel is available on XBox One - had to search for the app in the store, though. …

2020-04-28:

2020-04-28: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of These First Baby-Steps with Drafts.

2020-04-27: Links, 27apr2020 The Very Real Threat of Trump’s Deepfake, via The Atlantic. Five Things to Know If Kim Jong Un Dies, …

2020-04-27: Finally decided to give the Drafts app a try. Think I might already be sold on it. (Thanks, @kaa and …

2020-04-27: Patrol break.

2020-04-27: Just making my semi-regular statement of desire for The Criterion Channel to be available as an XBox …

2020-04-27: EarBliss, 27apr2020: MANHATTAN SPECIAL, by Onyx Collective.

2020-04-27: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Polarities and Process, Ad Infinitum.

2020-04-26: Links, 26apr2020 Bolshoi in the kitchen: Russian ballet is also working from home during lockdown, via The Washington …

2020-04-26: Update: I’m still married.

2020-04-26: Over the last decade, I’ve learned: gardening without killing plants; basic plumbing; pergola …

2020-04-26: Sunday, again.

2020-04-26: The first dispatch (99th in legacy numbering) of my relaunched newsletter, MacroParentheticals is in …

2020-04-25: It only took seven years, but I just now realized that the titles of my first two books start with …

2020-04-25: Status.

2020-04-25: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… my new interview series launches with existential dread …

2020-04-24:

2020-04-24: Mulch. So much mulch. So very, very much.

2020-04-24: Dog-child status update.

2020-04-24: EarBliss, 24apr2020: THE SPIRITUAL BONDING, by vidnaObmana.

2020-04-24: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Process Acceptance, (Re)Launchings, and Season …

2020-04-23: Links, 23apr2020 The Postal Service in the Days of the Virus, via Reading the Pictures. ‘Leverage’ Reboot Starring …

2020-04-23: Her majesty, and subjects.

2020-04-23: EarBliss, 23apr2020: SHAMAL WIND, by Chip Wickham.

2020-04-23: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of BloodSugar Concatenations and Fragmentations.

2020-04-22:

2020-04-22: EarBliss, 22apr2020: THE GIUSEPPE LOGAN QUARTET, by The Giuseppe Logan Quartet.

2020-04-22: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… I’d Like to Take My Back to THE REPAIR SHOP.

2020-04-21: Links, 21apr2020 The coronavirus is devastating a uniquely American art form, via The Washington Post. Henri de …

2020-04-21:

2020-04-21: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Breaking News / Breaking Back.

2020-04-20: Links,20apr2020 False Prophet, via The Atlantic. The Viral Coronavirus Protest Photo from Ohio, via Reading the …

2020-04-20: UltraKoi taking some sun.

2020-04-20: Dog-child status update.

2020-04-20: Relieved that my wife’s - a sixth grade teacher - extended spring break has been extended into an …

2020-04-20: EarBliss, 20apr2020: KNIVE, by Svarte Greiner.

2020-04-20: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Brain-Clearing/ThoughtBuffet 20apr2020.

2020-04-19: Sunday afternoon.

2020-04-19: Final Mailchimp newsletter is done and sent into the digital ether. Relaunching next week as …

2020-04-18: Status

2020-04-18: EarBliss, 18apr2020: CHICAGO UNDERGROUND QUARTET, by Chicago Underground Quartet.

2020-04-18: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… In Which We Pause Our Regular Broadcast for Static …

2020-04-17: Links, 17apr2020 Satellite images reveal scars etched into landscape from deadly tornado outbreak in South, via The …

2020-04-17: Dog-children status update.

2020-04-17: EarBliss, 17apr2020 (the “as if it could be anything else” edition): FETCH THE BOLT CUTTERS, by …

2020-04-17: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Re-Openings and Moth-Eaten Hats From Lives Past.

2020-04-16: It also helped that my wife reminded me that, even though I may work on my two other projects (other …

2020-04-16: It may have taken 10 years, but I might have learned my lesson and accepted that all creative work …

2020-04-16: Links, 16apr2020 Pandemic will delay blockbuster trial of ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, via Stat. Giovanni …

2020-04-16: Update: in true anti-climactic fashion, and with nary a profanity uttered - as in “holy shit, it’s …

2020-04-16: The day thus far: write, eat, write, run, eat, read. Next: fix vacuum cleaner.

2020-04-16: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse…Of Cosmic Jokes in Black and White.

2020-04-15:

2020-04-15: Your daily dog-children status update for 15apr2020.

2020-04-15: EarBliss, 15apr2020: LIVE IN PARIS (1975), by Pharaoh Sanders.

2020-04-15: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… A Revisitation, In Progress: TORSO.

2020-04-14: Links, 14apr2020 Deepfakes 2.0: The New Era of “Truth Decay”, via Just Security. COVID-19 and Diabetes: Known …

2020-04-14: Status.

2020-04-14: 200 pages into Paul Auster’s 4321 and it’s already a contender for inclusion among my favorite …

2020-04-14: EarBliss, 14apr2020: COLT, by Hilary Woods.

2020-04-14: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Notes on Continued Efforts to Outwit the Piranhas.

2020-04-13: Links, 13apr2020 Mafia distributes food to Italy’s struggling residents, via The Guardian. Ancient texts …

2020-04-13: Monday.

2020-04-13: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… QUANTUM OF SOLACE / Newsletter Relaunch T-Minus 13 Days.

2020-04-12: Sunday afternoon.

2020-04-12: Considering moving my newsletter out of Mailchimp and to something a little simpler. Just don’t need …

2020-04-12:

2020-04-11: The moles were not practicing social distancing under my backyard.

2020-04-11: Progress: THE COMPLETE ESSAYS, by Michel de Montaigne.

2020-04-11: Never thought that my primary statements of life in the COVID-19 era would be a series of …

2020-04-11: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… SitRep, 11apr2020

2020-04-11: EarBliss, 11apr2020: FAÞIR, by Forndom.

2020-04-10: Links, 10apr2020 Did Ohio get it right? Early intervention, preparation for pandemic may pay off, via The Washington …

2020-04-10: EarBliss, 10apr2020-2: DARK MATTER, by Moses Boyd.

2020-04-10: Current rotation, 10apr2020.

2020-04-10:

2020-04-10: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… 10 Years On and Still Fighting I Think.

2020-04-10: EarBliss, 10apr2020: MONUMENTS, by North Atlantic Drift.

2020-04-10: Oh, look. Snow.

2020-04-09: Links, 09apr2020 The Statue of Liberty’s Most Iconic Feature Was Originally Supposed to Look Very Different, Newly …

2020-04-09:

2020-04-09: EarBliss, 09apr2020: FOR THIS FROM THAT WILL BE FILLED, by Clarice Jensen.

2020-04-09: Meanwhile, at Parenthetical Recluse… Of Schedule Permutations and Squirrel …

2020-04-08: Links, 08apr2020 Thou Shalt Practice Social Distancing, via Foreign Policy. Scoop: Staples refuses to pay landlords …

2020-04-08: No, autocorrect, I didn’t want to write “tofu king tired” but now that you went ahead and wrote it, …

2020-04-08:

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 …

2020-04-07:

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, …

2020-04-05:

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

2020-04-04:

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 …

2020-04-02:

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

2020-04-02:

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.

2020-03-29:

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 …

2020-03-28:

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 …

2020-03-27:

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

2020-03-25:

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.

2020-03-23:

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.

2020-03-21:

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.

2020-03-19:

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.

2020-03-18:

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.

2020-03-16:

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.

2020-03-12:

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.

2020-03-07:

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.

2020-03-06:

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.

2020-02-28:

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 …

2020-02-12:

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.