Tag Archives: death

The birth and death of a scene

All things have their time and place. Things begin, they grow, they flourish, they stabilize, they fade, they die.  At least, this is how things that are natural and organic progress.  But not everything is natural in this world. We … Continue reading

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The Frost Giants have landed–so bring your axes…

They landed on Monday and were here through Tuesday–and then many of them fled to the east. Not all, of course… but at least we are now back to normal winter temperatures that are at least above zero during the … Continue reading

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Garden Park, Evanston, Illinois

(Note–this was originally written in February, 2000–but has been updated and reworked for this post.. ) The climbing tree is gone. One of my most cherished places is simply gone.  I cannot believe it. There are pictures of me as … Continue reading

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Water and Life

This year’s summer in Wisconsin has been an interesting one.  For the first time in the 13 years that I’ve been living here, we had a substantial drought for the first half of the summer.   Although there have been … Continue reading

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My post-apocalyptic youth has found me…

I came across something that I may never tire of… Nukemap–an interactive map page that can show you the range and effect of a nuclear blast from various different-sized weapons anywhere you want. OMG. This is what I have been … Continue reading

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Bone Orchards and the Shadow Moon…

I am rereading American Gods by Neil Gaiman again. This is like the 4th time I’ve done so… and I have the feeling that this will not be the last time that I do so.. nor that this is going to … Continue reading

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When Central Governments are Kinda Helpful

Looking at this map: Horn of Africa Famine Information–Summer 2011 … one can discern some interesting information.. or at least make some interesting inferences.  As Andrew Sullivan has noted here, the true level of “famine” stops at the Somali border–not … Continue reading

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