May 10, 2012 5:50am

Link:Fascinating article from The Atlantic about Jonathan Blow: the biggest, most fierce critic of videos games today, who develops video games for living, a true artist. … [Read more...]

May 9, 2012 2:37am

My G&L F100 Series II after some much needed TLC from Mr. Mark, at Mr. Mark’s Music in downtown Anoka, MN. She’s looking and sounding better than ever! BONUS: my left foot. … [Read more...]

IV lines in classrooms? Yep.

“One Chinese high school even went so far as to install IV lines in a classroom so that students could hook right in to energy supplies without disrupting their studies. Photos of the classroom have gone viral, prompting such responses from Twitter as “scary,” “disgusting” and a “bit much?!”“ Such is the sad global state of so-called “education” — schooling and institutionalization posing as a way of living and being. … [Read more...]

May 8, 2012 6:34am

I’m writing an essay/story about the fact that numbers (and words and alike) are is not of the same kind of things as the things we encounter in the forest. I’ve never seen a “3” walking around in the forest. This picture brilliantly shows the confusion at stake, I think. … [Read more...]

May 7, 2012 11:27pm

Link:Mixed reviews on the state of used bookstores from Publishers Weekly. … [Read more...]

1966 T plus subscription? YES!

The Paris Review is top notch, in my book. A magazine worth keeping. That plus a T-shirt made sense to finally subscribe. Feelin like a big boy now… … [Read more...]

Guitar update…

Got my half round strings from Amazon today (see 4 May image below), took them to Mr. Mark (my favorite luthier) and got to see the fret dressing. It looks amazing already. Plus they replaced the jack, switch, cleaned the pots, and polished all the hardware. I am beyond pleased and excited. Will post a photo when it’s done. She’s gonna be a beauty and a beast. … [Read more...]

May 7, 2012 6:29am

A fascinating, pragmatic experiment in minimalism. … [Read more...]

May 7, 2012 12:46am

A nostalgic photo I found at SmokeLong Quarterly. … [Read more...]

requiescat in pace, baby gianna

My niece — Gianna Anne Kolles — was born, lived, and died today. We were able to be there with her parents, sisters, and grandparents; her delicate birth, short life, and swift death are an intimately rich, tragic, and powerful testament to the beauty and sufficiency of life, especially the life of human persons. She will be given a Christian funeral and burial this Thursday. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. Events such as these remind me, and should remind us … [Read more...]