Category Archives: General Musings

The Big Picture: beer; the world; the universe; beer. That sort of things.

Prolegomena to Any Future Evolving Model of Compensated Labor in a Service-Oriented Society

A two-dollar fare gets you on the subway in my fair city because someone sets that as the price point, and though we may all hate him, we don’t actually kill him. Continue reading

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Fire in the Whole

Fourth of July. For the past umpty-ump years (three) I’ve been a regular at Curly’s Fourth of July Rooftop Party™ for the fireworks, the better to gaze above the madding crowds and take pictures with the camera in one hand … Continue reading

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Pretty as a Pirate

Arr, it’s that time o’ year again, ye land-lubbin’ barnacle-lovin’ cabin hands. Break out the rum, the sodomy, and — you know, that’s enough, we can skip the lash this time around. Continue reading

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Two Looks

Sometimes I think I’d give anything to go back to Before. Continue reading

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Brooklyn’s Brilliant: an Appreciation

There’s just enough hang time at the top for the brain to flash a Wait! Wait! Bad idea! alert before the thing crashes pell-mell down toward certain death. Continue reading

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

One of the great cherished secrets of being the Computer Guy is that the less you tell people about your day, the happier they are about it. Continue reading

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Future in the Past

We live 668 Googlemap miles apart, my ex-GF and I, including a detour around the butt end of a Great Lake, and we had only a handful of days together. Continue reading

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Gotcher Fresh Monday Here

A calm and almost stately morning, and I have the sense that there’s a simple thought lurking just out of reach, wanting attention. Continue reading

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It’s Astounding

The days of the week have certain clear characteristics, one of which is that they are mostly Mondays in one guise or another. Continue reading

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Cherry Chatter

My new cell phone has the mandatory pointless camera, so I am able to menace an innocent late-sleeping set of friends with blurred pictures of cherry trees. That’s technology for you. Continue reading

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