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Miscellany: Special Curmudgeonly Edition!

When Skooch told me about this, I didn’t believe him. Nobody, I said, is that dumb—nobody. Turns out I grossly + more

“One Last Time over Georgia”

Georgia is apparently one of the least-restrictive countries when it comes to drone photography. But that’s all changing a week + more

We’re Huge in the UK

Clearly, the good folks over at the Guardian read this blog. I mean, how else would you explain this, published + more

Quote of the Day

From Frank L. Cioffi’s indispensable One Day in the Life of the English Language: A Microcosmic Usage Handbook (2015), comes this + more

New Music

Went hiking last week with a couple of old friends. And, as middle-aged guys are wont to do, we spent some + more


It’s been a long week. A tough one, if I can be honest. So rather than hit you over the + more

Mid-Week Break

Thanks to a drier than normal summer, the huckleberries weren’t nearly as big—nor as plentiful—as in years past. And for + more

I Give Up

Even as 2017 seems hell-bent on making 2016 look positively sane by comparison—no mean feat, that—a story like this gives me + more

Happy Monday…

For no reason whatsoever, here are some random bits of completely useless trivia. Feel free to astound your friends with + more

Basic Principals

After being out of college for more than five years, I have homework. Homework. Thankfully it’s fun, interesting, and awesome homework. + more

Not All Progress Is Good

Jean M. Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University, has been analyzing generational data going back to the + more

OMG That Cake is SRSLY Mondrian.

A pattern of vertical and horizontal black lines. Primary colors. Straight-sided geometric shapes. Asymmetric balance. Simple enough composition, yet in + more

Word of the Day

hipster  (noun)  a person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the cultural mainstream. + more

I’ll Be Brief

Ah brevity, the silver stag we chase through the woods; the tightrope we walk between too much and too little. + more

Skooch’s Movie Pick of the Week

Just like in Seinfeld, I’m going to provide you with a movie pick of the week ­– but with a + more

Those Stuffy Museums

It’s always interesting to visit museums, especially when traveling to a city you’re experiencing for the first time. On a + more

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