Category Archives: tidbit

Good reads, 2013

These are some of the best stories, articles, essays, blog posts, etc, that I read during 2013. They weren’t necessarily written in 2013. I’m including them in roughly the order I encountered them.

Circle of Useful Knowledge

I’ve started a new blog for posting extracts from a weird book of tips and recipes

Bird down

A small encounter with mortality.

Getting the message

Leaving voicemail and ask vs guess culture

This modern world

I had a strange experience when I went out and about visiting studios on the East Austin Studio Tour. When I looked at the map, I was gratified to see quite a few artists in my immediate neighborhood, and one studio only a block away, so I decided to make that my first stop. As […]

A new life awaits you in the off-world colonies

When Gwen and I got our iPhones, I commented that I suddenly felt like I was living in the future. When I saw this copy of New You magazine on a newsstand, I suddenly felt like I had entered a science-fiction movie.

Do not patronize World Secure Channel

these assclowns hacked my site to make it part of their link-farm.

The Porch Swing

Gwen has invented a new drink.

A message from my bank

I don’t think that came out the way you meant it, Citibank.

Stand mixer showdown

In which Gwen and I try out two different mixers and report our findings.