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Archive for August, 2006

“My” celebrity collage…

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Lately, in every photo, I look like …well, some sort of really tired person, which hasn’t done a heck of a lot to make me feel better (or less tired). It’s this blasted thing called middle age, I guess, and I’m beginning to gather that all the droning hype that you’re not getting older, you’re […]

“Windy place(s)” in cyberspace(s)

Friday, August 25th, 2006

I started a private blog recently, which doesn’t exactly account for my absence(s) here, but it means that I now have three virtual spaces that I can neglect: this blog, my new one, and my wiki. Sigh. “Sigh” — sounds almost like wind, doesn’t it? Well, I did finally get around to putting a new […]

Attention Economics

Monday, August 14th, 2006

It’s 8:30 on a brilliantly drought-sunny summer morning, and I’m in the park at Dallas Road, taking my dog for a walk in the dogs-off-leash area. In front of me, below the cliffs, lies the ever-frigid Juan de Fuca Strait. I hear a woman conversing very loudly on the hillside that rises up behind me. […]

Style Matters: “grump and frump” or “open and kinetic”?

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

A few days ago I finished reading Cosmopolis by Stephen Toulmin. It took me a long time to finish, and I’m still not sure that I’ve entirely comprehended it. The title gives an indication of its vastness, though, and helps explain why I might have difficulties distilling its insights into a mere gloss. I can’t […]

Mr. Gumby writes a letter to the editor

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Many things have conspired to keep me from composing or posting or composting, whether here at the blog or at my Victoria City Style Council wiki, hence no updates to report on the wiki just now. But the local papers did publish a couple of my letters-to-the-editors, which was “a good thing,” I suppose, although […]

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