Category Archives: General Musings

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

Things That Go “Beep” in the Afternoon

I moved to Dallas after college and after a stay in London for drama training. I lasted only about a year in the Texas wasteland hardpan, living on the fringes of Southern Methodist University, and that in many ways. A … Continue reading

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Oblique and Obliquer

The Oracle of the Hexagram (Unchanging) 41 Sun (Decrease) A marsh at the foot of the mountain. The man restrains his anger and represses his desires. Very auspicious. No mistakes. You may take any action you wish. Keep to your … Continue reading

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Lord of the Ringo

The perfect birthday: yesterday Ringo Starr turned 64. Presumably he got birthday greetings and a bottle of wine. The Beatles were already (a) pretty much adults and (b) broken up by the time I noticed them with any gravity, but … Continue reading

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The Music of Chance

How you know it’s been a Long Day: down the hall in the calendar department, Mandy’s phone just began playing music. It didn’t ask anyone, it just started to keen out loud through the speaker. It’s crooning elevator music, perk-up-the-end-is-in-sight … Continue reading

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Spam, Spam, Bacon, Spam and Eggs

In an effort to cut down on spamming while keeping comment posts as straightforward as possible, we have enacted a “copy this code” scheme that will cut down on automated spammers. It’s not a perfect solution, as it requires a … Continue reading

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Go 4th and Sunbathe

A beautiful day here in New York City, among a cascade of beautiful days. We’re not used to kind treatment at the hands of the season. At this rate, I’m never going to clean my apartment. Yesterday I baked aboard … Continue reading

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His Own Brando, 1924-2004

Goodbye, Marlon Brando. You were one of the strongest and one of the weirdest, and maybe that’s what it’s all about.

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Women Need Alcohol

The BBC reports that, according to a new study in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, alcohol helps women fight off osteoporosis. “The moderate drinkers – who drank an average of eight alcohol units a week – had significantly denser … Continue reading

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Time Washes Clean

This weekend was a delirious frolic, full of beaming summer. I could write about it from now until Thursday and not get close to the heart of the matter, and since that would just piss off my boss – technically … Continue reading

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Frankly, Scarlett, I Never Gave a Damn

Once in a while Internet games and blog memes are too much fun to pass up. This is a list of the 100 top-grossing movies (not adjusted for inflation, so nearly all are recent), annotated for my viewing history; I … Continue reading

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