Month: September 2020

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Ann Arbor, Michigan became the latest US city (after Denver, Oakland, and Santa Cruz) to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms. UC Berkeley announced the opening of the Center for the Science of Psychedelics. A California man was sentenced to six years in prison for sending almost two pounds of meth inside a piƱata. You can now buy […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    no filter photo by @jachristian A farmer just 10 miles outside of Kenosha, Wisconsin (yes, that Kenosha) decided enough already with 2020 and turned his entire crop over to sunflowers. My childhood nightmare just became product reality. In Australia’s Queensland, COVID-19 restrictions put the kibosh on dancing at weddings but, strangely, allowed for “group sex […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Hundreds of people assembled at a German church to hear an organ change chords for the first time in nearly seven years. The church is 19 years into performing John Cage’s Organ/ASLSP (As Slow As Possible) and is due to finish the piece in the year 2640. Looking to differentiate itself from other sushi outfits, […]

  • On Leaving California

    On Leaving California

    My Medium post announcing a big change

  • Modern Luddite’s Prayer

    I found an old notebook of scribblings from a two week vacation taken in Paris around 2010. We were wonderfully disconnected from the internet and spent each morning at a museum or gallery and each afternoon on extended walks thru selected neighborhoods. As you can see, I took a grim view of technology when viewed […]

  • Incident in English 177

    At UC Berkeley I took Literature of Philosophy which spent a lot of time debating the meaning of specific words and dissecting them ad infinitum. The final exam consisted of three questions, each one a paragraph long that took up half a page. You only had to answer one question but it took me a […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Using more than 150,000 single-use plastic bottles, CalTrans and sustainable landscaping company TechniSoil repaved the first mile of recycled plastic highway on a state road anywhere in the U.S. Apparently a “guy in a jetpack” was flying around buzzing landing airlines at LAX. Last week a 3-year old girl was plucked out of the ocean floating on […]

  • Crazy Detail

    In an interview with a level designer for the video game, Last of Us Part 2, we learn that one part of the game took a “solid two years” to build. Near the end of the interview, Brown asks Hill roughly how long the entire sequence took to build from scratch and perfect. “Pretty much […]

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