2019-02-23: Nonagenarian philosopher Herbert Fingarette (1921–2018): Why am I concerned about [death]? My …

2019-02-22: This morning’s view.

2019-02-21: Morning meeting view.

2019-02-21: Just a reminder: It’s 2019, and iOS still doesn’t support embedded hyperlinks.

2019-02-20: I’ve been in the position to both vote for our current mayor (as a challenger & …

2019-02-19: As if on cue, the new issue of Jacobin arrived in today’s mail.

2019-02-19: My first impression of the 2nd-gen Apple Pencil, after using the original for a couple years, is …

2019-02-18: Winter sunsets are the best.

2019-02-18: On day one it’s been pretty amusing to surprise so many campus colleagues with a “Well, …

2019-02-17: I’m trying to think if I’ve ever had a single restore from an iCloud backup go off …

2019-02-17: If there’s something one can do in Wisconsin to feel more like a dad than — heading home from …

2019-02-17: Excluding gifts for others, I haven’t bought a DVD in years — or a Blu-ray ever. Maybe …

2019-02-16: This little guy got rung through the wringer a week ago. You wouldn’t know it to look at him now, …

2019-02-15: Today was the last day of a three year journey with some truly wonderful colleagues. As exciting as …

2019-02-14: Two young players — Max Kepler & Jorge Polanco — have agreed to sign extensions with the Twins …

2019-02-14: Confession: Whenever anyone mentions The Good Place, this immediately goes through my head.

2019-02-13: Untertitel auf Deutsch: [atonales Banjo Solo] Emotion is for simple folk; Art should be arcane. …

2019-02-12: A Pays d’en Haut homeowners’ calculus: If I blow the snow over there, the wind will …

2019-02-12: Count me among those feeling vexed & a bit betrayed by Amazon’s acquisition of Eero. I …

2019-02-12: Looking out at what is probably my last snowstorm through this window in my office. The building on …

2019-02-11: I detest meeting activities predicated on prompts that could be sent out to committee members in …

2019-02-11: Hey, Apple Music: If I listen to Karen Dalton, I’ve probably heard of that guy who calls himself …

2019-02-11: When a condolence card sent today ought to be accompanied by an apology on behalf of the person one …

2019-02-11: Well, cat, one of us is blessed with the natural night vision needed to be nature’s …

2019-02-10: Her footwear wasn’t ideal, but my favorite little person took her first walk on a frozen lake this …

2019-02-09: Brittany Ghiroli revisits Frank Robinson & Matt LeCroy This will forever be one of my favorite baseball stories: There he was: hard-nosed Hall of Famer …

2019-02-08: Facade.

2019-02-07: In Memory: Frank Robinson You might have read the news of Frank Robinson’s death, accompanied by some of his many …

2019-02-06: A glimpse into the work of a second-generation Chicago art conservation studio. What an incredible …

2019-02-05: Waiting hours for word from the vet on the condition of a debilitated pet is a particular sort of …

2019-02-04: If you’re looking for music that simultaneously sustains you through mundane, detail-focused …

2019-02-04: I was just past first base. There’s a saying: It all evens out—which, we know, it doesn’t. But you …

2019-02-03: Seeing so many farewell photos of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, I’m feeling a twinge. I’ve never lived in …

2019-02-03: Sixty years ago tonight a plane crashed, shortly after takeoff, in a field northwest of Mason City, …

2019-02-02: Unassigned group project.

2019-02-02: Preparing to move out of my current office in a couple weeks’ time means navigating the SHRED …

2019-02-01: William Tyler’s Goes West is going to stick with me all year. I keep getting lost with it.

2019-02-01: I just re-upped my annual subscription to The Athletic. I’m happy to support a publisher that: …

2019-01-31: Honoring Jackie Robinson on his 100th birthday, the New York Times has collected 100 photos of …

2019-01-30: Fifty years ago today, The Beatles (with guest keyboardist Billy Preston) ascended to the roof of …

2019-01-29: It’s currently -12°F outside. (The “feels like” temp is -36°F.) I can just about …

2019-01-29: Cold day? Hot pot.

2019-01-28: A perfect companion for a snowy, productive morning.

2019-01-28: Looking to make a difference in the world today? My dear friend, a Teaching English to Speakers of …

2019-01-27: Our forecast calls for up to 17 inches of snow between now & tomorrow afternoon. Things already …

2019-01-26: Go away, Siri.

2019-01-26: Today is my dad’s birthday, his first round number birthday since he passed on Bright Monday …

2019-01-25: Come on, Guardian.

2019-01-25: Cold Abe.

2019-01-25: What was on the mind of a dying titan of Marxist sociology? Teaching his grandchildren & others …

2019-01-24: Tonight my daughter was introduced to an absolute gem: Satchmo’s “Cheesecake.”

2019-01-24: The weekend forecast calls for up to another foot of snow. The grounds crew might need to get …

2019-01-23: Cesium took Apple Music’s place on my home screen years ago. I love everything about the app — …

2019-01-23: My optician gave me the “40-50 year old” examination today. No trombone lessons for me yet, thank …

2019-01-23: You could blow an entire year’s health insurance premiums on a 30-second Super Bowl spot. Or you …

2019-01-22: OmniFocus users: my trial ends today & I’m trying to decide between the Standard & Pro …

2019-01-21: Hi @manton, I think there may be an inconsistency in the iOS app’s character counter. The draft of …

2019-01-21: Poems for a Federal Holiday Claude McKay, America Gwendolyn Brooks, The Lovers of the Poor …

2019-01-20: Outside, it’s 3°F. Inside, we’re eating Portuguese kale & chouriço soup with a young pinot noir …

2019-01-20: Plenty of delicious meals have come out of our pressure cooker, but the thing it might do best is …

2019-01-20: Rediscovered in a box of items dating from the late Nineties, I probably shot this roll on my dad’s …

2019-01-19: Tonight, over beers in a too-noisy neighborhood bar, I reviewed my manuscript with its first reader. …

2019-01-19: Snow science.

2019-01-18: Sinatra & the (Concept) Album When In The Wee Small Hours was released, it came out on two 10” records. 10-inchers were the format …

2019-01-18: Buddy Holly’s “duet” with Gregory Porter, made using the vocal track from a tune released sixty …

2019-01-17: The Real Prayers Are Not the Words, But the Attention that Comes First, by Mary Oliver, (10 Sept …

2019-01-17: Your social network has problems if I finally updated the app version on my phone for the first time …

2019-01-17: Treat yourself.

2019-01-16: Skating on glass.

2019-01-15: The more you know…

2019-01-15: My dad, a firefighter, was robbed of the chance to meet his granddaughter in this life. My daughter …

2019-01-14: I don’t understand the mind of an IT professional who pooh-poohs concerns about potential use …

2019-01-13: The theorbo went to England as well. It was brought in by Inigo Jones in the 1600s, but he was …

2019-01-12: Come, in my labor find a resting place And in my sorrows lay your head, Or rather take my life and …

2019-01-11: Machines are not squeamish. An examination of contemporary instances of political murder though the …

2019-01-10: Dyson on algorithms: We imagine that individuals, or individual algorithms, are still behind the …

2019-01-09: Public art.

2019-01-08: Every time I listen to Aaron Parks’ Arborescence, I fall more deeply under its spell. I love this …

2019-01-08: Holy smokes, Duolingo is way more in-your-face precious than when I last used it — and I don’t …

2019-01-07: My hypothetical 2019 Hall of Fame ballot, ranked by enthusiasm: Larry Walker Edgar Martínez Scott …

2019-01-07: Rain & 16mph winds, high of 45°F. This is not January weather.

2019-01-06: Each time my little girl & I dance to a polka on the radio, we’re one polka closer to our last …

2019-01-06: Go Zuck yourself.

2019-01-06: Cliff Corcoran takes the launch of Baseball Prospectus’ new stat, Deserved Runs Created Plus, …

2019-01-05: Facebook's Ownership of Life Milestones One of the barriers to completely deleting my Facebook account (which I rarely log into) is that …

2019-01-04: Early Szymborska There are not enough lips to pronounce your transient names, O water. I would have to say them in …

2019-01-03: He said something to the effect of, “You do understand this is the former vice president.” Cheney …

2019-01-03: We were treated to a spectacular view of the Moon, Jupiter, & Venus this morning.

2019-01-03: How many F-bombs does a respected tech blogger get in a piece dissecting a prominent news story …

2019-01-03: We were treated to a spectacular view of the Moon, Jupiter, & Venus this morning.

2019-01-02: I just learned my late grandmother’s oldest brother passed away on December 31st. I learned …

2019-01-02: How I’ve chosen to start 2019.

2019-01-02: Good morning, @manton! I’ve noticed the official iOS app’s character counter seems to be miscounting …

2019-01-01: Arriving home at dusk on the first night of the year, there is snow to be measured & shoveled. …

2019-01-01: С Новым годом!

2018-12-31: My 2018 Favorites I haven’t done something like this in a few years. 2018 Favorites Books Poetry: Wisława …

2018-12-31: I really do not need to know about a refurbished Olympia Traveler or an heirloom-quality Remington …

2018-12-31: Should I be watching video analyses of the music theory & production techniques of recent …

2018-12-30: Post-holiday confession: I’m not a huge fan of prime rib, nor does it particularly signify …

2018-12-30: It’s silly, but this made me smile.

2018-12-29: Blending foodways: a Brandy Old Fashioned & τυροπιτάκια.

2018-12-29: Bach was at the peak of his creative powers. Yet for some reason, instead of sitting down and …

2018-12-28: Post-holiday mental exhaustion set in today with a vengeance. I took a little time to “put …

2018-12-27: I just completed one of my favorite end-of-semester traditions: the last-minute renewal of library …

2018-12-26: Well, I certainly didn’t expect to find an Ello notification in my stocking, er Inbox, this morning.

2018-12-25: Merry Christmas from our house to yours.

2018-12-25: Uncle Fritz started early.

2018-12-24: Is there any more exquisite-yet-fleeting pleasure than gathering four generations of a family in the …

2018-12-24: Found the cover shot for my never-to-exist Christmas jazz album.

2018-12-23: I wasn’t about to turn down a glass of 18 year old single malt, but my stomach still …

2018-12-23: Beloved terrain.

2018-12-22: Rockin’ John McDonald’s annual “I Like It Like That” Christmas show on WORT …

2018-12-22: I really wish Overcast could track podcast recommendations from the wonderful, interesting people in …

2018-12-21: My all-time favorite line from an Out of Office reply: If your email is urgent, please resend it on …

2018-12-21: Rarely is there a new Christmas album that doesn’t come across as a hollow, crass money grab. …

2018-12-21: The Last Day of Sunlight in Norilsk | Nowness [YouTube]

2018-12-20: James Mattis’ departure from the Pentagon, just announced by vandal-in-chief on his pet social …

2018-12-20: If you’re looking for a type of weather to make me cranky, you couldn’t pick something …

2018-12-19: I’m guessing the likelihood of finding an archived version of an app removed from the App …

2018-12-19: My Year-End Music Mixes for 2018 In early December I usually make a year-end mix of the tunes I’ve enjoyed for distribution …

2018-12-19: I wish there was a way to share a playlist on Apple Music without making my profile, name, or …

2018-12-19: You know, there’s a reason why you don’t hear many people express a desire to time …

2018-12-18: I seem to have swallowed a butterfly aerodrome overnight, which is how I can tell today is a big …

2018-12-17: I don’t know how it escaped my notice at the time, but I just learned this weekend that one of …

2018-12-16: If I’m listening to Bach, there’s a very high probability that I’m working toward a deadline. Today …

2018-12-15: Quick, which drink was ordered by which gender at the male/female two-top?

2018-12-14: Moon & Mars & ?.

2018-12-14: I’ve trimmed the working playlist for my year-end mix down from 204 potential songs to 37 …

2018-12-14: Near & far.

2018-12-13: Only Willie Nelson could transform “My Way” from a hollering-into-the-wind anthem of narcissistic, …

2018-12-13: You attend a meeting that runs from 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.. Is it a lunch meeting?

2018-12-12: My institution has contracted with a multinational HR consulting firm to administer a survey …

2018-12-11: I’m a dedicated taxi user, but sometimes I get the appeal of ridesharing. Today the taxi I …

2018-12-11: Canceling Subscriptions & Supporting Institutions | schuth.xyz

2018-12-11: You might recall the passage in The Fellowship of the Ring, read by Gandalf, on the fall of Moria: …

2018-12-10: Words I still hear in my head, said in a particular French accent, every time I make certain dishes: …

2018-12-09: Sighted.

2018-12-08: Thinking about how to share my year-end music mix. Much as I dislike siloed platforms, there’s …

2018-12-07: First lunch with the Zojirushi Ms. Bento. Separate bowls are fun to assemble & permit staged …

2018-12-07: Vantage point.

2018-12-06: I wish there was one halfway decent iOS rowing app for non-Concept2 ergs. I guess charting with …

2018-12-06: You know a meeting is off to a good start when you spend twenty-five minutes discussing the meaning …

2018-12-05: Watch your step.

2018-12-04: This morning has been a perfect match of quiet productivity & one of my favorite albums of the …

2018-12-03: The case against the pity of war is that it was a sentiment that could be turned around to a worship …

2018-12-02: Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night…

2018-12-02: Kapusniak on a wet, windy December evening.

2018-12-02: See saws.

2018-12-01: Christmas blues.

2018-11-30: To put another way, there are around 600,000 to a million new books published per year … but …

2018-11-29: Jeff Goldblum oozes charm as he tickles the ivories. Can we get a flick premised around Jeff …

2018-11-29: I’ve been commuting via bus for over a decade. Five days of every week are built around that …

2018-11-28: I’m finally back down to a single digit of unread email at my work address for the first time …

2018-11-28: I knew that Philip Johnson, creator of several of my favorite (& some least favorite) examples …

2018-11-27: When I first visited our independent specialist, I knew I‘d found the right place by the cars …

2018-11-27: My stepdad was a specialist mechanic at an independent shop. Our cars are tended by an independent …

2018-11-26: Tired of turkey? Peanut stew is a delicious way to reframe those bird leftovers.

2018-11-26: An examination of where many folks labor, appropriate for the Monday after Thanksgiving: From …

2018-11-26: I must’ve recently been duped into turning on automatic updates without realizing it, because …

2018-11-25: Time for a new hobby. That’s what I’m calling it, anyway.

2018-11-24: The time of festivity has arrived.

2018-11-23: Dome light.

2018-11-22: Here we go.

2018-11-22: The new baby monitor is a bit too enthusiastic about Thanksgiving.

2018-11-21: I feel closest to my late grandmother on the evenings when I’m cooking several dishes for a …

2018-11-21: Flawless sunset, two days in a row.

2018-11-20: Lepore on Innovation & Disruption Jill Lepore, in an interview with The Chronicle of Higher Education, skewers the cult of innovation …

2018-11-20: If we have a public culture that suffers for lack of ability to comprehend other human beings, we …

2018-11-19: Overhead.

2018-11-18: Tonight I’m going to see the man whose work has been central to the development of my sense of …

2018-11-17:

2018-11-16: I signed up to support the launch of The Correspondent last night. (Disclosure: personal referral …

2018-11-15: Always interesting to see this explicit messaging out in the world.

2018-11-14: For all the typewriter enthusiasts: Kurt Vonnegut’s Smith-Corona 2200.

2018-11-13: A few recent web searches: Camp Korean Village Iraq slag pile Buick LeSabre window regulator Toro …

2018-11-12: Some say “five-by-five,” but it’s always “lickin’ chicken” to me.

2018-11-12: NPR’s 1A begins airing in just over an hour. I’m the last guest for today. You can …

2018-11-11: I’m listening to WNWI on my way through Chicago. The station is airing Radio Belgrade reports …

2018-11-11: Best brunch view ever; possibly the best fried frog legs & catfish I’ll ever eat.

2018-11-11: A century ago, on the last day of the Great War, 11,000 soon-to-be-former combatants were killed …

2018-11-10: Road tripping like a pro means putting 16 gallons of gas in your 14 gallon tank at a fuel stop.

2018-11-10: Listened to some fine pieces at the launch party for issue VII of So It Goes, the Kurt Vonnegut …

2018-11-10: On Monday I get to check off “guest on a national radio program” from my list. I wonder …

2018-11-09: Always glad for the arrival of our beautiful seasonal ground cover.

2018-11-08: Higher education’s alumni databases and the third party vendors that service them are the next …

2018-11-07: Today, this week, all of it.

2018-11-06: Voter #21 at my polling station at 7am. With a two-term disaster up for re-election as governor …

2018-11-05: Is there a Smoldering Dad™ model flashlight? Because after being nearly run over by a driver …

2018-11-05: Thankful for this glorious oak this morning.

2018-11-04: 1000 words: our cats’ spirits.

2018-11-03: We like our brandy here.

2018-11-02: If you have a young child in your life, you probably know what this is. If you are a parent, it will …

2018-11-02: This morning I rode an elevator non-stop from below-grade parking to the twelfth floor of one of the …

2018-11-01: Finally at the end of what I hope is my longest day of the academic year (or at least this …

2018-10-31: Apple, hypercapitalism, environmental responsibility, & the luxury market Apple’s event yesterday provoked two thoughts: The new MacBook Air & Mac mini’s …

2018-10-30: Excellent: the new 12.9” iPad Pro will actually fit in my cherished Tom Bihn Co-Pilot without …

2018-10-30: Nothing gold can stay. Not even the Mac mini (last updated 1475 days ago).

2018-10-29: I just discovered Quotebook has been out of development for two years. (A disappointment — it was a …

2018-10-28: Our backyard is ringed with mature trees in our neighbors’ yards. I mulched all the fallen leaves in …

2018-10-28: Our backyard is ringed with mature trees in our neighbors’ yards. I mulched all the fallen leaves in …

2018-10-28: It’s been weeks since my first listen, but I cannot get Tohru Aizawa Quartet’s version …

2018-10-27: Metropolitan, plus a few shakes of Peychaud’s & a couple Amarena Cherries. A perfect autumnal …

2018-10-27: Dismal Trivia We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace—business and financial monopoly, speculation, …

2018-10-26: One of many yarn-bomb cozies for light poles on the main campus mall - a Women Take the Polls …

2018-10-26: It’s impossible to dress for mid-autumn in the Upper Midwest. Wear just a shell over a …

2018-10-25: Rocco Baldelli & the Minnesota Twins Rocco Baldelli is the first manager the Minnesota Twins have hired from outside their organization …

2018-10-24: One of those times I wish I had my Fuji with me.

2018-10-24: So like right now, because I’m seventy-one, all of a sudden articles are going, ‘This …

2018-10-23: Our toddler, looking at her US map placemat, informed us, “Canada’s happy.” She …

2018-10-22: When I come home feelin’ tired and beat I go up where the air is fresh and sweet I get away from the …

2018-10-22: Merton can put together a nice sentence, but his writing about his father’s illness & …

2018-10-21: A terrible photo of good things: a slice of homemade Hungarian hazelnut torte, accompanied by a …

2018-10-21: I’ve really been grooving on Tohru Aizawa Quartet’s Tachibana recently. I’m so glad to …

2018-10-20: Well, a Boston vs Los Angeles World Series means I can turn my attention to the off-season a week …

2018-10-20: Lutefisk dinner!

2018-10-20: Mikkelson - Velsignet være deres minne Found in a country cemetery: MIKKELSON Ever Oct 15 1859–Oct 12 1929 Father Velsignet Vere Hans …

2018-10-19: Emoji as cultural hegemony: Should we let — in this case, Apple — or any company based in …

2018-10-18: Cabbage seared on cast iron with mustard breadcrumbs, tarragon, & a Dijon vinaigrette, …

2018-10-18: I know I’m not the first to lament this: I really wish there was a way to pin apps to the …

2018-10-17: Knowing enough about Thomas Merton’s later life has invited frustration in my first reading of …

2018-10-16: Unexpected, yet appreciated.

2018-10-16: Round barns captivate me. This one, over 115 years old, is the only surviving round barn in the …

2018-10-15: Recently.

2018-10-14: John Roderick’s cameo in one of the books my daughter received her first Scholastic book order last …

2018-10-13: Listening to an excellent installment of the local community radio station’s Saturday night …

2018-10-12: 20181006–12: Here’s what I’ve been listening to this week.

2018-10-11: A decade later, that’s (still) where it’s at.

2018-10-11: Ten years walking together, helping to stay in stride. > Now everyone dreams of love lasting and …

2018-10-10: Catching up on a backlog of The Memory Palace: May her presence infuriate the marble Confederates. …

2018-10-10: Judging only from his obituary, I think I would’ve liked Rick Stein.

2018-10-09: Ever mindful: There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night; and if …

2018-10-08:

2018-10-07: I am a dedicated 24 hour clock user. I don’t know anything about teaching children how to read …

2018-10-06: Inadvertently locking my SIM card swapping it into a different phone has been a headache. I …

2018-10-05: Last night my wife & I went to see Shabaka Hutchings’ Sons of Kemet. I never saw Rahsaan …

2018-10-04: My wife was concerned she wasn’t dressed swankily enough for our pre-concert dinner out at a …

2018-10-03: We’re in for a 40° temperature swing within the next twelve hours. That 69° “daytime“ high will be …

2018-10-03: An unimaginable stupidity must have taken hold in the USA. It frightens us because we are familiar …

2018-10-03: Pastry case, or portal to a parallel universe.

2018-10-02: What I learned at an investment seminar at my credit union: our financial sector is an elaborate …

2018-10-02: Only after upgrading my work machine to Mojave did I remember that support for Jabber was removed …

2018-10-01: Apparently my sister, a classical cellist, got to play with Les Claypool today. I would’ve …

2018-10-01: John Prine‘s video for “Summer’s End” knocked the wind out of me. Watching it, the first thing I …

2018-09-30: I’m going to miss Joe Mauer. It’s been frustrating to see his talent eroded by brain …

2018-09-29: Library lion — better keep it below a dull roar.

2018-09-28: My dear colleague Jeff retired at the beginning of the semester after 34+ years on campus — only to …

2018-09-27: One node of resistance pushing against my keeping a Now page is the felt emphasis on immediacy. …

2018-09-26: We live longer but less precisely and in shorter sentences. — Wisława Szymborska, …

2018-09-25: I am fascinated by the Imperial Valley’s Salton Sea. Not simply the environmental & …

2018-09-25: I’ve been working on a longer poem limning a particular convoy, now nearly 1500 words, for …

2018-09-24: An Injudicious List Alexander Wolcott John J. Crittenden John C. Spencer Reuben H. Walworth Edward King John M. Read …

2018-09-23: Slowly, slowly, I’m coming around to the idea of a “Now” page.

2018-09-23: Starting a Batch of Mustard I’ve been making whole grain mustard at home for years. Homemade mustard is easy to prepare, …

2018-09-22: Scenes from today’s apple-picking.

2018-09-22: Hail, Hail! (I know, it’s missing an e.)

2018-09-21: For 15 years, my colleague’s First Nations Cultural Landscape Tour has opened others’ …

2018-09-21: I am not typically a fan of brand management in disguise, but I don’t have a heart of stone: I …

2018-09-21: Office (Food) Staples Over the years I’ve developed a cache of staples to keep at work for days when I forget my …

2018-09-20: My delight at arriving home to my family intensified to ecstasy when the lutefisk dinner invitation …

2018-09-19: A friend suggested I follow him down some tunnels. I wound up here.

2018-09-18: A personal favorite. Hippie cakes, every time.

2018-09-17: Empires place their reliance upon sword and cannon. Republics put their trust in citizens’ respect …

2018-09-16: Either mezcal makes me sleepy, or it’s the quantity of mezcal that makes me sleepy. More …

2018-09-16: Honestly, who said, “Gas pumps need more of this?”

2018-09-15: It’s nearly 10pm, I’m four hours & change from Minneapolis, and I’m craving a …

2018-09-14: The President’s Lie | schuth.xyz

2018-09-13: The daytime high in Yakutsk today is colder than the overnight low here tonight. I’m rather …

2018-09-12: Today’s arrival. Looking forward to many delicious meals thanks to this package from New Mexico.

2018-09-12: The thing from Apple’s event that most resonated with me was a professed commitment to making …

2018-09-12: So, if I: need three-plus years to afford an upgrade, am not a twenty-something gamer, but want to …

2018-09-12: I wonder if William Shatner is Jeff Williams’ presentation coach.

2018-09-11: Look, I might be the world’s biggest Mal Waldron fan, but I don’t believe for the life …

2018-09-11: How to ensure I never darken the door of your establishment: Send me a coupon for my birthday. …

2018-09-11: Butchering Badgers: Public University or Abattoir? | schuth.xyz

2018-09-11: A Half-Century of Recycling This month the City of Madison marks a half-century for its first-in-the-nation curbside recycling …

2018-09-10: Imagine a job where your organization is continually being sabotaged by its own board of directors. …

2018-09-09: Winding the weekend down with a mezcal Old Fashioned: resposado mezcal, tequila plata, Bittermens …

2018-09-09: Bär is Pascal Floerks’ meditation on his grandfather, including his voluntary enlistment in …

2018-09-08: How to Fall in Love with Classical Music? What are the five minutes or so — longer than a moment, shorter than a symphony — that you’d play …

2018-09-08: I’m going to feel it tomorrow, but I’m not going to apologize for staying up late to …

2018-09-07: Superman: Blue Moon, cherry, & vanilla.

2018-09-07: I don’t often get to Saint Paul*, but I’ll be there on 17 September to speak on a round …

2018-09-06: Impromptu delicatessen pit-stop: schnitzel sandwich (fried pork schnitzel, sweet & sour slaw, …

2018-09-06: Some people measure their time on campus by cumulative semesters, years, courses taught, advisees …

2018-09-05: Overheard from the living room, shortly after getting home for the evening: Daughter: “Hello, …

2018-09-05: “Society starts at dawn.” | schuth.xyz

2018-09-04: Some assembly required. (Testing multi-photo posting in Sunlit 2.2.)

2018-09-04: I got off the baking schneid with this blackberry buttermilk cake.

2018-09-03: How the hell does something like this get through the University’s spam filters?

2018-09-03: [W]henever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has …

2018-09-02: Class (Not to Be) Dismissed Kwame Anthony Appiah: In the postwar era, the term “socioeconomic status” came into …

2018-09-02: Has anyone heard from @Ron recently? He’s been missing from my timeline for going on two weeks. (I’m …

2018-09-01: While I think historians see with clarity things others do not, I find myself recoiling from this …

2018-08-31: I’m not sure what to make of the Prius C in my neighborhood with the Bush/Quayle ‘92 …

2018-08-31: Thanks to potential interactions with a daily medication, I can’t take decongestants. …

2018-08-30: Better gray than garishness. I prefer grey myself. Ode to Gray | The Paris Review

2018-08-29: Oh, Bwünnhilde! You’we so wuvwy… Brünnhilde., 1936. Photograph. Accessions box no. PR 06 CN …

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2018-08-28: A crucial point is that naturalness comes in degrees[.] My wife & I discuss this occasionally. …

2018-08-28: Without even traipsing into his views on religion, Atkins’ argument is slipshod scientism. To …

2018-08-27: Whenever a photo taken by @robokick graces my timeline, I soak it in. Mohammed’s images …

2018-08-26: Came home to a kiddo with croup & the raspiest little voice I’ve ever heard. She’s doing fine, …

2018-08-25: Any trip home is incomplete without stopping to pick up some of what, for nearly a century, have …

2018-08-24: Coming soon.

2018-08-23: Goodbye, Elmer.

2018-08-22: Because Thoreauvian civil disobedience is so focused on the personal conscience and not, as Arendt …

2018-08-21: What happens when we think about our online environment as if it were a physical space? When Leaders …

2018-08-20: I don’t know who is behind @grayareas, which makes its “Welcome to the Dead Letter …

2018-08-19: When I put my AirPods in my ears & tap them, occasionally I discover my iPhone has lost track of …

2018-08-18: I’ve noticed a number of folks new to the Micro.blog neighborhood have asked how to block …

2018-08-18: Initial reaction: “This seems to validate my drill instructors’ approach.” Second …

2018-08-17: A glimpse into being hitched for 9 years, 10.5 months: Her: This is how I know I’m married to …

2018-08-16: (Temporary?) Panopticon.

2018-08-15: Those of the “this bus is my personal phone booth” ilk have been very emboldened of …

2018-08-15: The Sympathizer: A Review | schuth.xyz

2018-08-14: This is hardly an original critique, but FPTP is a terrible way to choose a nominee in a primary …

2018-08-14: I’m just now learning Elmer’s name, but I’ve enjoyed encountering its serene …

2018-08-14: Primary Day coffee.

2018-08-13: This live performance of “What’s Going On/What’s Happening Brother” by …

2018-08-13: Selling Your Power Back to Twitter | schuth.xyz

2018-08-12: This weekend provided ample confirmation that I’d love to have a little dacha an hour from …

2018-08-11: Tonight makes the second time I’ve taken a batch of photos with Halide, only to have them disappear …

2018-08-11: Lake morning.

2018-08-10: Parkinson’s law, Sturgeon’s revelation, Hanlon’s razor, or…?

2018-08-09: Says the Marine from his little magazine: Apollo is assailing our Hermetic harbor. The weather is …

2018-08-08: Despite the overcast sky, I enjoyed my walk through campus this morning.

2018-08-07: Writing a review of a book I like & admire is always orders of magnitude more daunting & …

2018-08-06: Listening to this lullaby version of “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” has me …

2018-08-06: An excellent essay on a form of loss I hadn’t even considered, one that is yet to come for me, but …

2018-08-06: There should be an entry in the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows for the feeling of resentment that …

2018-08-05: At the risk of having things go sideways in the final hours, I think we’ve somehow …

2018-08-04: My oldest friend & I are outside, grilling supper & talking about finding a new set of tires …

2018-08-03: I can’t wait to cook with this tomorrow.

2018-08-03: There aren’t enough weekends left before the fall semester begins.

2018-08-02: Man in the looking glass, smiling away, How’s your sacroiliac today? Years ago I loved how …

2018-08-01: Before & after.

2018-08-01: It took me a long time to appreciate oak trees. Oak was a ubiquitous wood finish in homes when I was …

2018-07-31: Improvisation.

2018-07-30: I’m tired of scorching my retinas at night because some apps lack a dark mode option. Night …

2018-07-29: I enjoy eating the homework research produced by my wife’s department.

2018-07-28: Every summer our church hosts a celebration of Greek heritage, foodways, & hospitality open to …

2018-07-27: My city’s water utility recently found prefluorinated compounds in water from two of its twenty-two …

2018-07-26: Tonight many of my neighbors pilloried a decades-old local non-profit seeking to build affordable …

2018-07-25: Supper in the Biergarten: lamb & potato curry from the dZi Little Tibet food cart, a saison, …

2018-07-25: I stumbled across Calgary’s CJSW 90.9 FM in a moment of serendipity last week. CJSW’s …

2018-07-24: Does anyone else have a folder like this?

2018-07-23: Supper: Roy Choi’s instant ramen.

2018-07-23: What do you do with a zombie tech product? I took my File Transporter, a discontinued P2P cloud …

2018-07-22: Is the weekend over yet? I’m exhausted.

2018-07-21: Man, Dex is hitting all the sweet notes on this.

2018-07-21: Coffee at one of my third places, with one of my favorite people.

2018-07-20: I dearly love Eric Wolfe’s Modern Atlas, but with 1.0 two years ago and no updates since last year’s …

2018-07-19: From the same Humphrey-McCarthy joint biography: There is reason to believe that for a brief period …

2018-07-19: Take a few minutes to listen to the story of the persecution & perseverance of Ed Scott, Jr., …

2018-07-18: Exulting at the news, I hoped for a moment that Instapaper reverting to independent ownership might …

2018-07-18: This jumped out of the biography I’m reading: A Benedictine priest who knew then-novice Eugene …

2018-07-18: This shallow argument reveals a fundamental conflict I’ve observed in faculty: a …

2018-07-17: North-Western Swing in the botanical gardens & a picnic supper with my family. Not bad.

2018-07-17: I like living somewhere that celebrates this kind of engagement in municipal infrastructure & …

2018-07-17: My institution’s new “performance management” system doen’t include any capacity …

2018-07-17: My daughter’s room was my office before she was born. Since her room is in the center of the …

2018-07-16: Monarch butterflies were casually wondrous presences during my childhood. I rarely see them today. I …

2018-07-16: Does anyone reading this have experience with any of the Zojirushi Bento products? Are they …

2018-07-16: I want to digitize several years’ worth of Cook’s Illustrated back issues & can …

2018-07-15: It seems that Conversations are now displaying in chronological order, rather than …

2018-07-15: The first third of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer is excellent; I wish I had made reading …

2018-07-14: A few pieces of catfish tucked between two sides of a bun might sound about as plain as it gets, …

2018-07-13: Found in a building at another university. I’m very curious.

2018-07-12: Uffda. My tinnitus is particularly strong this morning.

2018-07-11: I overestimated how long Libby’s book request feature would take & now I have only five …

2018-07-10: Сцены этажерок.

2018-07-09: I’m reading a collection of counterfactual histories written by a former Bobby Kennedy …

2018-07-09: The question of the afternoon: hyphenation of ragged right, or no?

2018-07-08: “Refreshing as Wisconsin’s Northwoods” Nope.

2018-07-08: This App Store feature has a notable omission. I’ve used Instapaper since shortly after launch & …

2018-07-07: Peru’s pollo a la brasa is incredible by itself. Smash a couple avocados into a grilled loaf of …

2018-07-07: Thank you, summer. I don’t much care for your weather, but I love your produce.

2018-07-06: Looking at my phone just now, I wonder when the last time was when I had a stock app on my home …

2018-07-06: It has a modern satellite dish. How long has it been since it was last loved?

2018-07-05: How many children’s television shows open with a jazz trio playing different variations on its …

2018-07-04: A Midwestern take on Hiyashi Chūka, accompanied by 612 Brew’s Cloud Wars Hefeweizen (dry hopped with …

2018-07-04: I don’t misapprehend the significance of Independence Day, but over the years, for a variety …

2018-07-03: Baked wings are inferior to fried wings. That said, these tamarind-ginger glazed wings from Serious …

2018-07-02: Beef & onion curry, accompanied by a coconut-lime gin rickey.

2018-07-02: The Mauritania Railway: Backbone of the Sahara | Vimeo This short film by Macgregor is stunning.

2018-07-01: Nighttime companion.

2018-06-30: My younger brother Matt was diagnosed with leukemia twenty years ago. Matt’s whole family is …

2018-06-29: With apologies to Marvin Gaye, Mickey Stevenson, Ivy Jo Hunter, plus Martha and the Vandellas: …

2018-06-28: I’ve seen a few folks here mention using Goodreads. Is anyone using Libib? I’ve been impressed with …

2018-06-27: I was in my mid-twenties before I had my first bánh mì. A sausage bánh mì was the last thing I ate …

2018-06-26: I can’t get enough of Kenny Barron Quintet’s Concentric Circles; I’ve listened to it twice a …

2018-06-25: The 6th-gen iPad’s 32GB base model seems like a bad bet if someone needs to use it for >2 years. …

2018-06-24: My daughter’s very interested in the global radar view in Dark Sky, so this evening I gave her the …

2018-06-23: If you were a cool kid in the late Sixties, this is apparently what you collected.

2018-06-22: I’m finally reading a biography I purchased as a Kindle book six years ago. (Ok, I’m …

2018-06-22: My daughter composed her first plate presentation last night. She looked at the different elements …

2018-06-21: Decades of undivided focus on cooking one animal to consistent perfection & daring to limit a …

2018-06-20: Don’t let anyone tell you that Donald Trump’s xenophobia & nativism are an un-American …

2018-06-19: I’m struggling with alternating waves of exasperation, frustration, indignation, & anger …

2018-06-18: USS North Carolina (BB-55) My third battleship visit, after the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) in 2014 & USS Missouri (BB-63) in …

2018-06-18: Hi @cheesemaker & @manton: Is there a limit to the number of photos that can be uploaded in one …

2018-06-18: My visit to the USS North Carolina (BB-55) brought me up to 1/3 of the remaining battleships afloat. …

2018-06-17: I lost my dad & stepdad of 27 years within eight months in 2011. Three years ago yesterday I …

2018-06-16: Bodie Island Lighthouse, built in 1872, was recently opened to climbers. The view from the top, 214 …

2018-06-15: I’ll be able to finish reading a few books here.

2018-06-14: Sometimes fortune smiles on you. Wilber’s Barbecue was a gift: East Carolina barbecue …

2018-06-14: It’s going to take me a while to adjust to the redesign of Oak. I’ll try to keep an open …

2018-06-13: He likes a story he can sink his teeth into.

2018-06-13: Several years ago my route had the world’s greatest bus driver. I was disappointed when he said it …

2018-06-13: I grew up eating plenty of catfish on the river & fish fry is a revered tradition where I live …

2018-06-13: It’s been 3+ months since I last posted a photo to Instagram. While I miss sharing glimpses of …

2018-06-12: Primanti Bros.: Neither the pastrami & cheese or kielbasa & cheese (topped with several …

2018-06-12: I grew up in a town with world-class doughnuts, so my standards for an “old man doughnut” are …

2018-06-11: Perhaps the most unexpected outcome of rereading Alan Watts’ The Wisdom of Insecurity: a fresh …

2018-06-10: Look out.

2018-06-09: If I built & lived in a house where my organic way of expressing of love & finding unity …

2018-06-08: I’ll always be grateful for Tony Bourdain | schuth.xyz

2018-06-08: Gizmos

2018-06-07: Ursus americanus

2018-06-06: I don’t have a photo of the twenty-person recipe of red beans & rice from this …

2018-06-06: Bring back my Bodie to me.

2018-06-05: Connecting chapters of Watts’ The Wisdom of Insecurity: I have been persuaded that …

2018-06-04: I missed watching my first WWDC keynote in several years, and yet, it doesn’t feel like I actually …

2018-06-04: If happiness always depends on something expected in the future, we are chasing a …

2018-06-04: This is fine.

2018-06-03: It’s been a long time since I’ve had to listen to commercial terrestrial radio or a free …

2018-06-03: It’s been a long time since I’ve had to listen to commercial terrestrial radio or a free …

2018-06-02: Beautiful wreckage.

2018-06-01: A new volunteer poppy has appeared in our garden.

2018-05-31: I need to eat lunch before a meeting at 12:30 that will last the rest of the afternoon. Naturally, I …

2018-05-30: I don’t use the word lightly: I detest Google Docs. I don’t wish to associate my email with Google, …

2018-05-30: Habermas, in a wide-ranging El Páis interview: I am too old to judge the cultural impulse that the …

2018-05-29: This weekend I watched my daughter sing “Happy Birthday” to her great-grandmother, who turns 93 …

2018-05-28: Bring Them All Home | schuth.xyz

2018-05-27: Floating concert. I pity the musicians on the pontoon; it’s 93° without much breeze.

2018-05-26:

2018-05-26: Glad to be “soloing” with these guys at the We Gotta Get Out Of This Place concert …

2018-05-25: I’m not immune to flattery, particularly when someone compliments my guayabera.

2018-05-24: Tonight is a perfect sleeping porch night. Or better yet, a screen porch with just a hammock & …

2018-05-24: I don’t begrudge thoughtful developers’ success with their apps. I enjoy using buddhify, …

2018-05-23: My lunch was on the light side. Fortunately, an awesome colleague stopped by to share a tasty snack, …

2018-05-22: One of my (day)dream jobs is to host a jazz radio broadcast, something like the late Bob …

2018-05-21: It’s May 21st, and the furnace is running when I get home.

2018-05-20: A question inspired by jelly: How do you explain (to, say, an older relative) the main themes of …

2018-05-19: I’m looking forward to the rain coming a little later tonight. Sleeping with the rain coming down …

2018-05-18: My paternal grandmother would have reached a milestone birthday next week. Thinking about that, and …

2018-05-17: Our first funding/grant strategy meeting after our 501©(3) approval underscored how little …

2018-05-16: The Deadly Writers Patrol has released its Spring 2018 issue in advance of Memorial Day …

2018-05-15: Good morning.

2018-05-14: This morning’s weather matches the rather subdued vibe on campus on the first day after the …

2018-05-13: Yesterday’s plans went out the window, so I faced off with this thing today. I’m hopeful the leaks …

2018-05-12: Anticipation.

2018-05-12: I’m troubleshooting my furnace (in May) because it’s hovering around 60° in the house, then taking …

2018-05-11: Dreary Friday afternoons are greatly improved by pun battles with your mother over SMS.

2018-05-11: Any wonder I had about my dreams of woodpeckers & extended drum solos last night vanished as the …

2018-05-10: Overheard in the post office Customer: I need to send this [letter] express. Clerk: Okay. Express mail will be about $25; …

2018-05-10: Just found out The Deadly Writers Patrol’s 501©(3) application has been approved! Not …

2018-05-10: Seems to me that answering a question like “What is the postal abbreviation for the state of Maine?” …

2018-05-09: As excited as I am for the upcoming launch of our next issue, I find myself mired in what is my …

2018-05-08: Apparently this is one of those mornings when it takes twenty minutes to go two blocks on the bus.

2018-05-07: We’ve hit the time of year for thirty degree temperature swings between morning & afternoon. …

2018-05-06: I could be mistaken, but I think it’s now probably safe to siphon the gas out of the …

2018-05-05: Pork chops marinated in soy, brown sugar, & rice vinegar, then grilled, accompanied by a mint, …

2018-05-04: Reading @gruber’s take on the Pocket Casts acquisition after @marco’s comments on …

2018-05-03: "Probably the most disowned Quaker in the 18th century" I’d never heard of Benjamin Lay before reading an Aeon piece on him this evening. He sounds …

2018-05-02: My toddler this morning, except with hats.

2018-05-01: As I wait on my front stoop for an important delivery, the neighborhood’s birds are all …

2018-05-01: Improvised cold ramen & sirloin salad. Loved the dressing: soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, fresh …

2018-05-01: I know that a lot of you don’t do songs about coal miners, but this may soon change if you …

2018-04-30: I really need to stop submitting work to journals at the very end of the submission window. I know …

2018-04-30: My afternoon meeting’s venue was shifted here. No complaints.

2018-04-29: I should eat some lunch, but that would involve moving him.

2018-04-28: Today was, in some ways, the definitive Saturday: inside & outdoor household chores, a thwarted …

2018-04-27: It’s much too early in the season to be feeling like a baseball team is flat unwatchable, but …

2018-04-26: My great-grandmother, my last ancestor to immigrate to the United States, was born 120 years ago …

2018-04-26: Sitting on the bus at the same intersection for eleven minutes on the tightest scheduled morning of …

2018-04-25: I don’t often find composed pasta dishes to become more delicious after a couple days of melding …

2018-04-24: Looking over the proof from our printer yesterday evening was the penultimate milestone before the …

2018-04-23: Apparently “performing responsibilities” is now how HR describes “work” or …

2018-04-23: I’m soliciting recommendations of apps that track fuel mileage & repair costs for personal …

2018-04-22: Listening to my my wife sing a lullaby to our daughter, who is sleepily singing along. My heart is …

2018-04-21: After 29 years in the same house, my mother-in-law moved from her hometown to another state just to …

2018-04-21: Every time I hear “Save the Last Dance for Me,” I can’t help but get a little …

2018-04-20: There was a time when Flickr meant a great deal to me. I doubt I’d sign up for a similar service …

2018-04-20: For the first time in as long as I can remember, Launch Center Pro is not in my iPhone’s dock. …

2018-04-19: This snowball is six feet high and nearly as wide. There’s another one across the sidewalk.

2018-04-18: Inside: Venezuelan restaurant. Outside: Four inches & counting of fresh April snow.

2018-04-18: I downloaded the AP News app, knowing the quality of journalism is solid. (A good friend is an AP …

2018-04-18: The heavy stuff won’t even be here for a few hours yet.

2018-04-18: Apparently my institution is experiencing some kind of VoIP outage that is only affecting 9-1-1 …

2018-04-17: I wonder how many times Readdle will lock the app I’m using to passive-aggressively badger me …

2018-04-16: This will sound heretical to most Americans: I run pretty lukewarm on Italian cuisine (with a few …

2018-04-16: What’s under Monroe Street? It’s brand new. It’ll be another 100 years before it …

2018-04-16: Over the weekend I transcribed a bunch of posts from old blogs to what I hope is my permanent place …

2018-04-15: The last of the meatloaf. This is quite likely one of my top four favorite sandwiches.

2018-04-14: Well, they do say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

2018-04-13: It’s the wrong time of day for where I am, and past the time of day it would be recited in …

2018-04-13: Corporate name on the semi blocking my bus: United Grease. I know what the company does, but …

2018-04-12: I think I need a bigger bird feeder.

2018-04-11: Today one of my returning adult students thanked me for my consistent honesty with her about her …

2018-04-11: Zuckerberg complains about the popular persistence of a “conspiracy theory” suggesting Facebook …

2018-04-11: Excellent question for Zuckerberg from Rep. Blackburn: “Who owns the ‘virtual you’? Who owns your …

2018-04-10: It’s frustrating that, in 2018, I can’t turn my phone’s screen off & maintain the audio portion …

2018-04-10: Regarding Zuckerberg’s Senate testimony: the longer his answers are on straightforward questions …

2018-04-09: I transferred the last of my posts from my former Squarespace-underpinned blog to the new Blot site …

2018-04-09: My smoothest appointment in months. The VA is a noble extension of government. It has some wonderful …

2018-04-09: Self-portrait, April 2018.

2018-04-08: Strawberry cake on my great-grandmother’s china.

2018-04-08: Orthodox Easter supper: roast leg of lamb, Greek roasted potatoes, green beans stewed with with …

2018-04-08: Easter supper. The house is starting to smell amazing.

2018-04-08: Христос воскресе!

2018-04-07: The new arrival is inspected.

2018-04-06: It amuses me to no end to hear that a senior administrator from another part of campus, asking a …

2018-04-05: I was worried that one of my five favorite dishes in town, the Super Lomo from Surco’s food …

2018-04-04: Resonating for me today, on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination in …

2018-04-03: Cauliflower & cashew étouffée, puréed, with toasted buckwheat & cashews.

2018-04-03: I’m nearing the end of a month of editorial work in advance of publishing our next issue. As I …

2018-04-02: Lance Lynn’s first inning as a Twin: Uffda.

2018-04-01: Shaky ninth inning aside, that was a very impressive outing by Berríos today. Great pacing, solid …

2018-03-31: Listening to Rockin’ John McDonald’s 2,000th broadcast of I Like It Like That, dating …

2018-03-30: If the chancellor extended spring break by another week, I promise I wouldn’t complain.

2018-03-29: Happy Opening Day! It feels good to have — for the first time in several seasons —some actual hope …

2018-03-29: What does one do with a old MacBook Pro (15”, mid-2010) these days? I upgraded the hard drive …

2018-03-29: For the first time in eight years, we’ll soon have a new (non-iPad) computer in the house: a …

2018-03-28: One in three participants who had their grants converted to loans said they were likely or very …

2018-03-28: I’ve started making some small visual tweaks to the longform side of my blog, which is …

2018-03-27: I dunno how deeply they pay attention to education, but Tim Cook praising Chicago Public Schools, …

2018-03-27: A few minutes ago I opened Tweetbot for the first time in months. It’s still a good app, but I can’t …

2018-03-26: I’m slowly coming around to the idea of a /now page. I feel some resistance to the idea — it’s …

2018-03-25: I’ve been sorting through old photos of family members this weekend. My wife asked me tonight, …

2018-03-24: Now that I think about it, sifting through a box of ancestry documents & old1 photographs of …

2018-03-23: Recent additions. I’ll be using the Nanami Seven Seas Crossfield for my commonplace book. As for the …

2018-03-22: Today’s one of my favorite days of the academic year. I serve on a board that awards summer research …

2018-03-22: Apparently it’s going to be impossible to dress comfortably for the next few days.

2018-03-21: As we prepare to buy a new computer for the first time since 2010, I’ve been told in no …

2018-03-21: These ads I keep hearing on podcasts, promoting streaming their episodes via Spotify, strike me as …

2018-03-20: I’m not totally pleased with how this post concluded, but nevertheless: Seeking the …

2018-03-19: George W. Bush, 19 March 2003, 9:16 p.m. Central: A campaign on the harsh terrain of a nation as …

2018-03-19: I thought I wanted my blog to be a fresh start; a rather significant looming anniversary has made me …

2018-03-19: If you’d told me when I bought my mid-2010 15” MacBook Pro that my next computer would …

2018-03-18: Saw our neighbors across the street out working in their yard this morning & thought, “Oh, …

2018-03-18: I’m sorry, but the return of baseball season & push notifications from the MLB app reminds me …

2018-03-18: Home jeans.

2018-03-17: I wonder how many same-day back & forth trips across the state I have in me. I loved doing this …

2018-03-16: I wish it was possible to access archived versions of the New Music Mix in Apple Music. Occasionally …

2018-03-15: Squarespace rightly gets kudos for versatile features that don’t demand a developer’s background to …

2018-03-14: Sometimes I think the best thing I do is finding ways to connect with veterans a generation or two …

2018-03-13: I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of listening to Gram Parsons’ Grievous Angel. His blend of “cosmic …

2018-03-13: My friend & co-conspirator Doug Bradley: [ Music ] was our lifeline, a link to our existence …

2018-03-13: My VA primary care doctor asked me when the last time I’ve had follow-up care for my gear from …

2018-03-12: Indulging in a childhood dinner staple — baked potato & canned chili — with an Alaskan ESB. The …

2018-03-12: Today’s big question: With renewal time here, do I upgrade from one of Fastmail’s legacy plans, or …

2018-03-12: The university can be many things, but without us, a university it will not be. Perhaps we demand a …

2018-03-12: I’m feeling yesterday’s time change today. I woke up disoriented (“Why is it dark? Surely, it must …

2018-03-11: Goodreads has turned its app into a bloated, slow-loading, ad-dominant swamp. Can anyone recommend …

2018-03-10: Patience = flavor. Lunches this week will be amazing.

2018-03-09: I don’t know what kind of ads a true crime documentary podcast about the Atlanta murders of …

2018-03-08: Very jazzed.

2018-03-08: I’m very excited to see Bombino will release a new album in May. The lead single, “Tehigren,” just …

2018-03-08: 2018 Garden Last night we finalized our plans for the season: Beaver Dam pepper King of the North pepper Paul …

2018-03-07: Tonight’s supper: Groundnut soup.

2018-03-07: Not preferred: driving down a street full of speed bumps on a bus with bad shocks.

2018-03-07: This month I started pruning the number of domains I own. Some are strategically reserved for future …

2018-03-07: The Big Lebowski came out twenty years ago this week, The Wire ended a decade ago this week, and I’m …

2018-03-06: Most social media platforms reward shallow engagement & hot takes. Micro.blog’s …

2018-03-05: Today’s lunch task: settling on my preferences for the contents of this year’s garden. I always feel …

2018-03-04: Wires got crossed somehow, and this is how my daughter is asking for additional kiwi now: More …

2018-03-04: I’ve recorded well over 700 different logs … I question whether anything in nature is …

2018-03-03: Two wins in our spiel this weekend. We’ve passed the last round where we could lose & still drop …

2018-03-02: Last end. We’re yellow. They have the hammer.

2018-03-02: Action.

2018-03-02: Opposition.

2018-03-02: Swag.

2018-03-02: What is our etiquette for posting photos of loved ones online? Do we discuss our intentions & …

2018-03-01: Cultivating new possibilities by bringing reative plant breeders & chefs together: [H]ow do we …

2018-02-28: I found it odd that the institution-wide practitioners’ conference on health & wellness I …

2018-02-27: Heading home, the bus windows are open & a 50°F breeze drifts in on us. The lakes are still …

2018-02-26: On the latest episode of the Accidental Tech Podcast, the hosts discuss a “tweet storm” …

2018-02-26: Can you grieve a phone number? | schuth.xyz

2018-02-25: Logan Morrison swings a pretty good bat against righties, but the Twins are still lacking …

2018-02-23: Friday night fun.

2018-02-23: I’m really excited that Nights of Fire has already been fully funded on Kickstarter and stretch …

2018-02-22: Batatadillas con frijoles negros, salsa verde y cilantro.

2018-02-21: You know you’re in Wisconsin if an undergrad gets on your bus at 8:10am carrying a 12-pack of …

2018-02-21: For a short while I split my living arrangements between a modified CONEX box & a …

2018-02-20: Little Birthday Girl has gone to bed, so now I’m free to make responsible decisions about my …

2018-02-20: Apu’s on camera duty for a certain little girl’s 2nd birthday.

2018-02-19: Our hand-me-down champagne mist Buick LeSabre’s no black & white ‘74 Dodge Monaco …

2018-02-19: Dear Apple Music: I like Lee Konitz & Fred Hersch plenty. You don’t have to recommend the …

2018-02-18: White beans, Italian sausage, peppers, garlic, olive oil, chicken stock, & oregano. Pretty …

2018-02-17: Timothy Snyder, in On Tyranny: History gives us the company of those who have done and suffered …

2018-02-16: [ T ]he objects that moved me most were the ordinary ones, the toaster and wooden toilet paper …

2018-02-15: Form becomes formalism: The issue is this: as so often happens in subjects that are taught in …

2018-02-14: Day One reminds me that, fourteen years ago today, I got the smallpox vaccination. Since vaccination …

2018-02-14: One of my colleagues brought homemade brigadieros for the office for St. Valentine’s Day.

2018-02-13: For the first time in at least six years, a phone book was delivered to our house today. It went …

2018-02-13: I came across this paraphrasing of an admonition Isocrates’ discourse To Demonicus in …

2018-02-13: Sadly, this is as close as I will get to a real pączki_today.

2018-02-12: I’ve not participated in Micro Monday before. I first found @soutpiel in the Discover section, …

2018-02-12: This started out as a microblog post, then became a macro(?)blog post. I have the hardest time …

2018-02-11: Something they don’t tell you: You’ll love your toddler’s pickle breath when you …

2018-02-10: Yu Darvish signing with the Cubs is a sincere disappointment, but I’m glad the Twins …

2018-02-09: John Dillinger: [H] e was named Public Enemy No. 1 about a year after his first bank robbery, so I …

2018-02-09: The latest episode of Accidental Tech Podcast features an interesting discussion of emoji use in …

2018-02-08: Qwest TV, a jazz concert video & documentary streaming service launched by Quincy Jones in …

2018-02-07: Tonight: A glass of my grandfather’s brandy, some editorial work, new jazz (Lisette Spinnler’s …

2018-02-06: Thinking On Tyranny: A Review | schuth.xyz

2018-02-05: My pal: born feral, yet the most doglike cat I’ve ever known.

2018-02-04: We received a decent-sized snowfall overnight. It’s not unusual to see heavy equipment …

2018-02-04: I love Minneapolis. Living there someday was a dream growing up that I realized & won’t ever …

2018-02-03: Time to take a break from cooking to go shovel snow so I can come back inside and continue cooking …

2018-02-02: Concussions in the NFL this season: 281 & counting And these are just the pros. I wonder, when …

2018-02-02: Mired in spreadsheets all day, I’m relying on Moondog, Erroll Garner, & Dave Holland to …

2018-02-02: Every time I bite into a piece of winter citrus I’m reminded of, in the pre-NAFTA days, my …

2018-02-01: Sitting in the dark, cat buzzing against my leg & the rest of the house asleep, soaking in …

2018-02-01: Two weeks ago an update to the Mac version of Word totally broke support for third-party fonts, …

2018-02-01: I’ll always think like a historian: I fret about best practices for citation. I prefer a hyperlink …

2018-02-01: AI knows words, but doesn’t understand that they have meaning: Google Translate doesn’t have …

2018-01-31: Due to a time-constrained morning I was just barely able to read my timeline all the way back to …

2018-01-30: A night of solo parenting confirms what I already knew, but wouldn’t admit: I need to reassert some …

2018-01-29: If Cold, Go Bold. Given the sinus congestion I’m currently saddled with, a flavorful supper was …

2018-01-29: Representing Good & Evil in Folktales, Myths, Pop Culture, & Literature of Conflict Catherine Nichols recently wrote an excellent piece on folktales & myths, pop culture, and how …

2018-01-28: Ate a bowl of beans before going to a gubernatorial candidate forum. I don’t think anyone will …

2018-01-28: As the Super Bowl nears, the St. Paul Federation of Teachers is planning to go on strike for the …

2018-01-27: Tonight‘s one of the major sonic milestones in my year: Rockin’ John’s annual Buddy Holly, Ritchie …

2018-01-26: Lawyer friend, dropping by my office: “I just came from court, but I can’t chat long. I’m parked …

2018-01-26: Jim Thome: Hall of Famer, unintentional Zen practitioner.

2018-01-26: May we all live so well & fully that those who remember us after we are gone do so with the …

2018-01-26: It was pretty cool to publish a post to my blog on the bus this morning by simply removing the word …

2018-01-26: On writing that welcomes, rather than excludes schuth.xyz

2018-01-25: Be afraid of fish that came into being when water did. Be afraid of fish that know every strand of …

2018-01-25: Butternut Squash Risotto with Frizzled Sage, accompanied by Lake Louie Maple Surple (not pictured).

2018-01-24: Since in the age of the internet we are all publishers, each of us bears some private responsibility …

2018-01-23: I just learned of Peter Mayle’s death. I read Mayle’s A Year in Provence, a gift from my mother, in …

2018-01-22: Winter rain always makes me feel simultaneously cheated and as if I’m being given the …

2018-01-22: Augery of hydromancy.

2018-01-21: Frozen lake walking meditation stepping stepping stepping above or beneath

2018-01-20: Rehabituation so far in 2018: More contemplation, less reaction. More jazz & books, less social …

2018-01-20: Giving this drum-less, bass-less jazz trio my first listen-through. A perfect selection for the …

2018-01-19: Strong drink, sober reflection.

2018-01-19: In addition to the unresolved iPad Pro Continuity woes, I’m now getting the “This …

2018-01-19: I couldn’t get my iPad Pro to pull down the latest iOS update. Digging suggested resetting …

2018-01-19: Despite an increase of 95,000 residents, the city where I live used less water in 2017 than it did …

2018-01-18: Today’s head-scratching recommendation from Apple Music: Since you’re into Nina Simone: …

2018-01-17: My culinary school roommate’s Michelin-starred restaurant in Chicago is closing, apparently because …

2018-01-16: Other than our excellent free weekly (Isthmus), I rarely read newspapers in printed form anymore, so …

2018-01-15: Just as nonviolence exposed the ugliness of racial injustice, so must the infection and sickness of …

2018-01-14: Our toddler now has two instruments — a ukulele & a harmonica — and I’m wondering if that means …

2018-01-13:

2018-01-12: The lesson here is that when you design software, you create the future. Joel Spolsky’s piece …

2018-01-12: Ideosyncracies of the way We speak eventually become Currency and only by Art Skip the expanded …

2018-01-11: The Audience-Critic Discrepancy A sign that the Reviewer’s Fallacy is in effect is copious attention to acting and cinematography …

2018-01-10: Thanks to Micro.blog, I examined my emoji-aversion: In a sense, emoji are to language what Twitter …

2018-01-09: Even ugly buildings have an interesting angle.

2018-01-09: Lt. Frank Fazekas, missing in action since just over a week before D-Day, has been positively …

2018-01-08: Ages of my family’s in-use Apple products: MacBook (10) MacBook Pro 15” (8) iPhones …

2018-01-07: Old & new. These Haflinger clogs are easily the best (most comfortable & breathable) …

2018-01-06: Made the “ultimate” version of J. Kenji López-Alt’s updated Tamale Pie. I think …

2018-01-05: Clarity on a -5°F morning. I couldn’t find an angle that minimized all glare, but I tried.

2018-01-04: Looking at my RSS reader, it’s clear I need to radically prune my feeds. NewsBlur’s feed …

2018-01-03: My hypothetical 2018 Hall of Fame ballot: Chipper Jones Jim Thome Scott Rolen Larry Walker Johan …

2018-01-03: Nothing makes me reach for Overcast’s Skip Forward 30 Seconds button faster than podcast ads …

2018-01-02: Night deli.

2018-01-02: Comedy & Tragedy [ USO tours ] reflect an unpleasant side of America. They objectify women but also soldiers. They …

2018-01-01: A moment of recognition today: my daughter asking “Home?” in a half-plaintive, half-hopeful voice as …

2017-12-31: Gathering.

2017-12-30: This is not groundbreaking insight, but I will pass it on to my daughter: Never undervalue the …

2017-12-29: Finding myself daydreaming about pepper varieties with the arrival of the latest seed catalog. After …

2017-12-28: Received this wonderful, unexpected glimpse of my homeland from a friend yesterday evening. I could …

2017-12-27: Good morning.

2017-12-26: Driving back from Minnesota: A lone bald eagle circling above the frigid, mostly frozen Upper …

2017-12-25: Peace on Earth, good will to all.

2017-12-24: Driftless.

2017-12-23: Well, before this morning I’d never sent doughnuts through a bank’s drive-through drawer. My sister …

2017-12-22: I have them.

2017-12-21: Красивая ёлочка.

2017-12-21: My socks today are older than many graduate students. They were my grandfather’s, likely purchased …

2017-12-20: The days I feel drawn into hard cynicism & despondency about my country & community are …

2017-12-19: Signs of deepening roots: A friend gives you a generic, mid-size brown paper bag containing a couple …

2017-12-18: Sentinel.

2017-12-18: TIL: In 1896 a tornado hit the nicest theatre in town mid-performance; it tore the roof off the …

2017-12-17: I’m a pretty die-hard pork chili verde guy, but this pressure cooker recipe with chicken thighs is …

2017-12-16: Read about a third of The Lost Tetrads Of Marshall McLuhan this morning. Didn’t find any …

2017-12-15: My Evernote subscription ends early next year; I don’t plan on renewing. I primarily used Evernote …

2017-12-14: Tried writing a letter — a proper letter, not an email, not a toot — to a good friend today. Boy, am …

2017-12-13: Signing Michael Pineda for two years while he rehabs from Tommy John is a nice upside play for 2019. …

2017-12-12: La Santa Cecilia’s “Como Dios Manda” off Amar y Vivir is, without a doubt, my favorite song this …

2017-12-11: Jack Morris is the least valuable pitcher inducted to the Hall of Fame since Catfish Hunter. I will …

2017-12-10: Fifty years ago today, Otis Redding & the Bar-Kays boarded a plane heading to a gig in Madison. …

2017-12-09: Listening to my daughter & wife in the living room as I recuperate in the bedroom, the remove is …

2017-12-09: Being grateful for a 24-hour stomach bug might seem strange, but — for a typically healthy adult — I …

2017-12-08: America’s farmer suicide crisis Why are America’s farmers killing themselves in record numbers? 5x higher than the general …

2017-12-07: Under the category of Unexpected Encounters of 2017, crossing paths with a current undergraduate …

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2017-12-06: As reported by Wisconsin Public Radio, climate change is happening: By the end of the century we’re …

2017-12-06: It occurs to me that, for my generation anyway, podcast T-shirts : thirties & forties :: band …

2017-12-05: Mahlzeit.

2017-12-05: My toddler, who knows the word “cake” and thus far has refused all breads, just held up …

2017-12-05: La vida es sufrir. La vida es trabajar. La vida es sacar el surco. (Life is suffering. Life is work. …

2017-12-04: There is very little to like in my institution’s new library master plan, but this is …

2017-12-03: Rava dosas, from a de Buyer crepe pan, made by a Greek-American woman.

2017-12-03: My wife unknowingly just let our toddler lick the spoon I used to de-seed the jalapeño going into …

2017-12-02:

2017-12-02: Went to Home Depot to pick up the Wirecutter’s recommended LED minilights, as that’s the only …

2017-12-02: Fifty degrees on 02 December while I hung up our Christmas lights outside. Not sure how I’m going to …

2017-12-01: A teething toddler’s supper: half a Granny Smith apple, two kosher dill pickles, quarter of a …

2017-12-01: I would love to know what I’ve been doing wrong to make Netflix think I would like to watch Ace …

2017-12-01: Today, I ask my classes to reflect on what language means to them. I ask how many now use a language …

2017-12-01: Briefly logged in to a social network I’ve largely left behind & was reminded of one of my …

2017-11-30: Colin Rohm was the sort of person you hope to spend your entire career around, knowing you’ll …

2017-11-29: If the Midwest is a particular place that instead thinks of itself as an anyplace or no-place, it is …

2017-11-28: Christmas card-writing season is here.

2017-11-27: Evening’s earlier arrival.

2017-11-27: When friends have children, he must watch his words. “I’m torn,” he said. Having a child is “pretty …

2017-11-26: Lately I have been spending too much time contemplating a Stanley Kunitz poem called “The Layers.” …

2017-11-25: Colin was one of the kindest, smartest people I know on campus, the sort of person you never stop …

2017-11-25: Scythe. A modern masterpiece.

2017-11-24: The 23rd Annual started with a game of Days Of Ire: Budapest 1956, and will likely end with 30+ …

2017-11-23: Two of the indelible memories of my childhood are centered around Thanksgiving & my grandmother. …

2017-11-22: Enrico Rava’s cover of “They Don’t Care About Us” with Parco della Musica Jazz Lab is a fantastic …

2017-11-21: Noisettes of pork with prunes in a white wine & demi-glace cream sauce, accompanied by roasted …

2017-11-21: That said, I wish any other streaming service available in the US did classical half as well as …

2017-11-21: With Grammofy in its last week, the news that ECM’s entire catalog will be available for streaming …

2017-11-20: For it is not death, but loss that is the spur to grief – and the loss of elders is loss like no …

2017-11-20: I am more than a little surprised that a web search for “podcast bankruptcy” returns only podcasts …

2017-11-19: I won’t claim this is a trick shot, but I had fun taking it.

2017-11-18: A week after releasing the Fall issue, it’s back to reading, reviewing, & editing …

2017-11-17: Day Seven of @douglane’s Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Shadow (Plumage)

2017-11-16: “I feel like you need this,” my wife said when I found out on a taxi radio this afternoon that one …

2017-11-16: Day Six of @douglane’s Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Seasonal (Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang)

2017-11-16: ESPN’s three-ring circus is right outside my building, its roustabouts setting up for their …

2017-11-16: The Wallflowers’ “One Headlight” was released 21 years ago this month. Songs that …

2017-11-15: Day Five of @douglane’s Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Liquid (?)

2017-11-14: A bonus shot. This was actually my first snap, before I was inspired to escape for a few minutes by …

2017-11-14: Day Four of @douglane’s Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Up Close (Terrarium).

2017-11-13: It took longer than expected and isn’t completely authentic, but if you’re going to make …

2017-11-13: Day Three of @douglane’s Micro.blog Photo Challenge: On the Move (Between Classes).

2017-11-13: Lunch: day two of vindaloo, courtesy of Madhur Jaffrey.

2017-11-12: Day Two of @douglane’s Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Tasty (Leftover Rib Tips).

2017-11-11: Day One of the Micro.blog Photo Challenge: Squares (cubed). Thanks to @douglane for organizing …

2017-11-11:

2017-11-10: This Wednesday my colleague Steve Piotrowski & I joined WORT-FM’s Jan Miyasaki to discuss …

2017-11-10: Happy 242nd birthday, Marines. Don’t know about the rest of you, but I don’t feel a day over 240 …

2017-11-09: Sitting in a big committee meeting with mostly senior faculty discussing a school-wide global …

2017-11-09: The shift to colder weather (and windshield scraping) always reminds me of one of my favorite pieces …

2017-11-08: A consistent strength of our journal is the mosaic of veterans & civilians witnessing to …

2017-11-07: Athletes are human, & humans make poor idols. So what to write about an athlete, lost too soon, …

2017-11-07: Rick Stelmaszek was a coach for the Twins for 32 seasons, the third-longest tenure in baseball …

2017-11-03:

2017-11-01: Morning.

2017-10-31: Our first Halloween in this house was a high-traffic night. Every year since hasn’t measured up. Not …

2017-10-31: Listen, you got any more of those secret agent spy-scopes? … The secret agent spy-scope, man. …

2017-10-31: Little Red Riding Hood & the big bad Wolfman Jack.

2017-10-30: Worth listening to: Episode 24 – Watergate of the Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast. Nixon’s …

2017-10-29: An artifact from earlier this month. «Есть в осени первоначальной Короткая, но дивная пора — Весь …

2017-10-28: A chore becomes autumnal tradition.

2017-10-26: Lunch: leftovers from yesterday’s supper – roasted sweet potatoes & wilted kale, …

2017-10-21: Vermont Lutheran was established in 1855. Seventeen men from its congregation served in the Civil …

2017-10-21: Halsten Blækkelien, died 2 October 1868, aged 82 years. Taran Blækkelien, born 25 December 1786, …

2017-10-21: I’m not Norwegian or Lutheran. Still love everything about a lutefisk dinner.

2017-10-18: Fifty years, same spot.

2017-10-18: Fifty years ago today, about a hundred yards from my office, police beat & gassed students …

2017-10-17: What claim do we have on media we cherish via a streaming subscription? Why a utilities subscription …

2017-10-16: Anticipation.

2017-10-16: I didn’t know iOS 11 enabled viewing SpringBoard & Notification Center simultaneously…

2017-10-12: My toddler’s bath time music this evening. Good for a warm soak with rubber ducks while …

2017-10-05: Finally installed iOS 11. It’s nice to be able to add/remove items from Control Center, but …

2017-10-03: If you’d told me, back around the launch of iOS 6, that I’d defer upgrading to a future …

2017-09-29: Despite my skepticism of the Bloody Mary analogy, this week’s Grammofy collection has been a …

2017-09-28: Tonight’s lexical Rubik’s cube: a four-line author bio for a poetry anthology to be …

2017-09-28: I’m not entrepreneurially incompetent. It’s more like an aversion to the Sisyphean chore …

2017-09-28: Listening to @manton’s microcast on marketing our projects (whether technology or in another …

2017-09-24: Hipping casual jazz-loving friends to Ibrahim Maalouf always feels like teaching a secret handshake.

2017-09-21: Winding down the night with Charles Lloyd Quartet’s Mirror. Trying to fend off sleep just long …

2017-09-20: Charlie Haden Quartet West’s Haunted Heart has been a perfect pairing with this …

2017-09-18: Most of my favorite styles of architecture have enjoyed strong adoption in California. Curtis Park …

2017-09-18: Marie's old man doughnuts Forget boutique doughnuts. Every city needs a good purveyor of what my cousin Grace calls an …

2017-09-18: My first gored gored experience, at Queen Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine, was amazing. With the myriad …

2017-09-18: The weather in Sacramento last weekend was pretty okay.

2017-09-18: LAX luster Fifteen years after my first visit, LAX remains an execrable pit stop. My gate had no nearby …

2017-09-18: Don’t look now, but Byron Buxton’s within shouting distance of a 20-homer season. He …

2017-09-16: College Football's Toxic Influence From the current issue of On Wisconsin: Frederick Jackson Turner 1884, MA1888 — one of the nation’s …

2017-09-12: Thank goodness I won’t have to shave eleven years’ (and counting) worth of beard to …

2017-09-12: Well, I guess iPhone X means they’re going to recalibrate the naming scheme next year. They …

2017-09-12: I really hope the live TV feature on the new Apple TV can be disabled. There’s a reason why I …

2017-09-12: Conspicuous Russian speaker in the “Dear Apple/Tim…” video about the Apple Watch, …

2017-09-05: Busy day.

2017-09-05: A new academic year means retiring another bus pass.

2017-09-04: Chops marinated overnight in soy, brown sugar, & rice wine vinegar, pan-seared, & finished …

2017-09-01: Were there plans for Micro.blog integration with Sunlit, @manton? I was thinking I saw that …

2017-08-30: My daughter saw this shirt in my closet this morning & gave an approving “Ooooooooh! …

2017-08-29: The makings.

2017-08-28: Important August safety tip.

2017-08-28: Regarding the executive order reversing the ban on selling military equipment to police departments, …

2017-08-23: I think SetApp is going to take off once we reach the breaking point on subscription pricing. …

2017-08-23: I added up the number of eels on just me (not shared w/my household), and the total annual expense …

2017-08-23: I’ve gladly paid for Overcast since launch. It’s one of the most thoughtfully crafted …

2017-08-23: Concern for one’s customers is always good business. We remember it. At some point, …

2017-08-23: People with below median US income don’t need reminders that the market will sort our …

2017-08-23: Instead a blunt “the market will sort it out” stance on whether subscription pricing is …

2017-08-23: I get that devs are dubious of the pushback from customers. At the same time, what percent of a …

2017-08-23: Contrast the discussion of subscription pricing between Core Intuition #293 & Accidental Tech …

2017-08-22: Signs.

2017-08-21: On a scale of Y2K to Yellowstone supervolcano, I’d rate this eclipse somewhere around The …

2017-08-18: The autumn semester is nearly here.

2017-08-14: This beautiful beast lives a block away from our house, and we can often smell it at work on ribs, …

2017-08-05: I can remember when this pumper was brand new. Next year it turns thirty.

2017-08-05: Polka, drinks, & dining in the firehouse.

2017-08-05: Dad’s rolling memorial.

2017-08-05: Firemen’s dance tonight.

2017-08-04: It’s a lovely 68°F. We left windows open last night. Came home to a stuffy house & was …

2017-08-02: Currying flavor.

2017-07-26: The bees were going nuts for these.

2017-07-26: Chicken marinated in ginger, mixed citrus, & soy sauce overnight; roasted in a wind oven for 30 …

2017-07-25: How to make your buds happy. Chicken marinated in ginger, mixed citrus, & soy sauce overnight; …

2017-07-25: “Their sons grow suicidally beautiful At the beginning of October, And gallop terribly against …

2017-07-24: Weeknight variation on spaghetti alla carbonara, with lardons of homesmoked paprika & red pepper …

2017-07-24: Even five years ago, I could not have claimed to care much about flowers, let alone claim one as a …

2017-07-23: It was an episode of 深夜食堂 here tonight for supper.

2017-07-22: “What we call the beginning is often the end And to make an end is to make a beginning. The …

2017-07-22: “Go, said the bird, for the leaves were full of children, Hidden excitedly, containing …

2017-07-21: I love public transportation. I don’t love being stuck on an unventilated cross-town bus when …

2017-07-20: A recent loss of a young family member has me spending time with Eliot’s Four Quartets. What …

2017-07-19: Things are moving along with the next issue of the journal, due out near Veterans Day. We’re …

2017-07-18: One story of how immigration from a region of adversity has enriched & nourished the lives & …

2017-07-18: Looking forward to watching Bartolo Colón pitching tonight for the Twins. I wasn’t a fan when …

2017-07-14: Favorite flower season.

2017-07-10: She can take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile.

2017-07-10: Newish mother & brand-new grandmother teeter-totter.

2017-07-10: My favorite city? It’s a close call. Certainly my favorite skyline.

2017-07-10: A poorly played game (I could do without Kyle Gibson ever starting again), but a lovely day after …

2017-07-09: I don’t care what kind of looks or comments I get, I’m not standing for “God Bless …

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2017-07-08: This place has everything.

2017-07-06: Scene from a morning detour.

2017-07-05: Abbreviated work weeks make me wonder how effective I would be working four days a week, with the …

2017-06-28: Fact check block doesn’t appear to be configurable, so users can’t filter its content. …

2017-06-28: Google News’ new fact check content block is a (sadly necessary) improvement that’s …

2017-06-28: The new Google News layout is a drastic step backward for information density. “Clean & …

2017-06-24: My Bar is abandonware, so I’m looking for a new app to track my home bar’s modest …

2017-06-24: Post-lawn mowing reward: Vietnamese-inspired pork chops.

2017-06-22: Medicaid covers babies being born & the elderly in nursing homes. Mitch McConnell’s bill …

2017-06-21: Tiling the ridgepole.

2017-06-21: The jury’s verdict is inexcusable in light of this report, which details the …

2017-06-21: Consultant, a career cop/ex-interim chief, is very clear Yanez broke protocol for claimed …

2017-06-21: While dash cam footage of Philando Castile’s murder by Jeronimo Yanez is horrifying, read …

2017-06-15: You do not labor in vain, historians. Someone is going to read that 76 year old MA thesis.

2017-06-13: Unexpected compliment of the day, from a fellow elevator occupant: “Nice guayabera!”

2017-06-08: “I was stunned [by the unethical request/order]” is not an exculpatory defense. This …

2017-06-08: If the only way to get promoted to lead an org is to never say “No, fuck that” a …

2017-06-06: Chicken in turmeric-lime yoghurt sauce on a bed of cardamom-cinnamon rice, topped by a salad of …

2017-06-05: I could sit down here with my coffee all morning.

2017-06-04: Every day I mow the lawn I spend at least a little portion of that time thinking about how big a …

2017-05-31: Huh.

2017-05-26: A tribute to 深夜食堂.

2017-05-19: The breach of the Arctic doomsday seed vault is yet another stomach-churning indicator of the …

2017-05-19: Looking at the state of my shelves, it appears to be time to move to a house with room for more …

2017-05-19: Howlin’ Wolf. Hank Williams. Little Richard. Roy Orbison. Sam Cooke. Ray Charles. James Brown. …

2017-05-18: I love living near a radio station that plays stuff like Tom Russell’s “Mesabi.”

2017-05-18: It’s not quite 10am and I’m dreaming about a delicious Thai yellow curry I ate earlier …

2017-05-17: From last week: Cheera thoran, with Swiss chard subbing for the amaranth.

2017-05-17: I love the caps Ebbets Field Flannels makes, but uffda, wool is unsustainable in 80 degree weather. …

2017-05-12:

2017-05-09: Facebook claims our announcement of our Spring 2017 issue “reached” 775 people in fewer …

2017-05-09: Сегодня девятое мая! С Днем Победы, товарищи!

2017-05-09: I haven’t thought out all the parameters of what makes one (and they might be variable, …

2017-05-08: I sent out contributors’ copies of the new issue of The Deadly Writers Patrol today. A poet …

2017-05-07: One of the things I look for in a porter: a flavor profile that reminds me of unflavored, …

2017-05-07: Supper: veggie and rice bowl. Napa cabbage, mint, cilantro, Persian cucumbers, and golden beets on a …

2017-05-07: Grab a little sun.

2017-05-07: Burr oak – beautiful giant of the prairie.

2017-05-07: Perfect day to visit the Arboretum.

2017-05-06: Risotto at home: a simple pleasure.

2017-05-06: This works. But no other photos?

2017-05-06: Watching the father and son next door cut down their arbor vita and chop the stump reminds me of the …

2017-05-06: We’re trying to work on instilling respect for her books, but pop-ups are proving too enticing …

2017-05-05: I’d never want to work in this building, but the occasional committee meeting here reveals …

2017-05-04: Few things are more evil than eliminating someone’s access to medicine and doctors. …

2017-05-04: I’m genuinely enjoying getting in on the Beta for the Micro.blog app (and the opening of the …

2017-05-04: I’m not sure it’s possible to tire of watching Nolan Arenado at the hot corner.

2017-05-03: We’re releasing a new issue of The Deadly Writers Patrol next week. Perfect time for a(n …

2017-05-03: Why there isn’t a standardized, smart insurance card that can be updated as benefits are …

2017-05-03: Downsizing to a more minimalist wallet underscores our healthcare system’s absurdity – I have …

2017-05-02: This Twins game tonight is unreal. I’m not sure I can remember the last time they hit six …

2017-04-30: Lunch salad improvised from leftover ingredients. A bed of pan-browned Tasso, topped with shaved …

2017-04-30: Drizzly afternoons are made better by Miguel Sanó homers.

2017-04-29: Hmm. My posts appear to be getting clipped off partway when they get near the character max. No time …

2017-04-29: That said, I’m left with the question of what I want this to be in my online life. I never …

2017-04-29: Trying to decide how I’m going to host this. I’m using the built-in hosting now, but …

2017-04-29: Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination. – Wittgenstein