Rankled into Action, 2017

Happy New Year to all living beings!   Live long and prosper. It’s been a troublesome and unpredictable 2016 — not that the clump of 365 consecutive days has any particular significance, but since we measure our strangeness in trips around the sun, let’s just say it: 2016 was a bloody pain in the arse. Too […]

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Microburst Storm Damage

Only 45 minutes after the strange microburst storm hit East Arlington, we were walking home along the devastated Minuteman Bike Trail.   The first major sign of damage was a mighty tree next to the soccer field toppled across the path.    Another odd sight:  the small shed that stood at the Southwest edge of […]

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Ten Years Until My New Brain

How is it that my brother, Po, marooned out in the wilds of the high desert at Canyon Blanco is first one to tell me about the synthetic brain news?    Here I am, wired up to the ears with wireless routers zapping me and servers buzzing underfoot…only a beer cap toss from a major data […]

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Alien Fungus Alert

It’s been raining for a few days here, and I noticed some strange fungus growing on a stump along the Minuteman Bike Path.   Little did I know that two days later it would be erupting into a giant orange patch of alien shrooms!   Yikes.   I don’t remember seeing stuff like this before… June 10th June […]

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