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Writing tagged Personal

  1. Seattle

    Things I didn’t do: visit Fremont or the University District; go on a ferry; get out of the…

  2. San Francisco

    I’d forgotten how tastefully pretty the city is. Going to the same old stores was kind of…

  3. Sunnyvale

    Endless sprawl and strip malls, just like “home” only different. Being driven…

  4. Santa Barbara

    Sun, sea, people, blue skies, distant mountains. Bars, restaurants, shops, trees, cyclists,…

  5. School’s out for, etc.

    No, I’ve really finished all my college work this time. And just in time to head off to the…

  6. Me, me, me

    So, having almost emerged from my week or so of relentless work avoidance* I should be bursting…

  7. Priorities

    I feel bad that I haven’t written in a while. I’ve entered the final two weeks of term…

  8. Dream a little dream

    Do you ever dream about falling in love? An instant text-book case of looking into a…

  9. The Dark Ages of Renaissance

    But I had a headache, not quite a wincingly bad one but bad enough that I couldn’t face…

  10. There’s no here here

    Every Friday I travel into downtown Houston to see a movie or two. Since selling my car a few weeks…

  11. Never falling

    Three unsatisfactory analogies for how it feels to watch films like High Fidelity when you’ve…

  12. Blue things, white things, pinky-brownish things

    Yesterday, given that it was a gorgeous and not too humid Houston day, I went for my first open-air…

  13. I can’t stop

    Someone returned to Haddock after weeks off the list. It’s strange how quickly someone you…

  14. Diversion

    You’d think I’d got better things to do than be here at 3.30am finishing yet another…

  15. Fuggedaboudit

    I can clutch at straws for years. Long after a spark failed to light, a few well-read emails or…

  16. The caravan

    My mother sent me photos of the old caravan. For as long as I can remember, more than 25 years, my…

  17. Go outside

    A midday call to my sister, only slightly coherent, my brain still whirling from everything…

  18. It’s all coming together nicely

    It’s strange, but wonderful, when so many things click into place. Or, rather than clicking…

  19. People are stupid

    I’ve been arguing with myself over whether to write something online for some time and this…