mocha dick

Posted: August 31st, 2020 | No Comments »
The killing in the 1830s of Mocha Dick, a giant sperm whale said to attack whaling ships with premeditated ferocity. Mocha Dick was an inspiration for Melville’s “Moby-Dick.”Credit...Alamy
The killing in the 1830s of Mocha Dick, a giant sperm whale said to attack whaling ships with premeditated ferocity. Mocha Dick was an inspiration for Melville’s Moby Dick. Credit: Alamy. Via the NY Times.


from a survey i recently took

Posted: August 31st, 2020 | No Comments »

that final choice:


da blues (but also inspiration)

Posted: August 30th, 2020 | No Comments »

everyone, watch the nba, i can’t stop saying it. it keeps the racial pain of our country front and center, which sounds terrible, but is so important. i just wept watching jamal murray’s post-game interview after the denver nuggets won. there is so much injustice and it’s persistent and terrible and Black people face it every day.


my father disappears into flowers

Posted: August 23rd, 2020 | No Comments »
My Father Disappears Into Flowers

By Jan Beatty
“My Father Disappears Into Flowers”
By Jan Beatty

i wish birthdays were always

Posted: August 23rd, 2020 | No Comments »

i know that would make it less special but — would it? i slept in and ate morning buns that suzy made me and watched work it (terrible but i still cried at the end) then flipped to the NBA and napped and ate pizza and then drank champagne and ate pavlova and got AMAZING presents and it was awesome. when i’m retired in 30 years, i am going to straight party.


half of me is ocean, half of me is sky

Posted: August 23rd, 2020 | No Comments »

for my petty-heads


warning: ghoulish images

Posted: August 17th, 2020 | No Comments »

i updated wordpress, but yahoo isn’t caught up so the images are all now stretched out and ghoulish. v. cool! just FYI!


oh no i’m listening to sheryl crow

Posted: August 16th, 2020 | No Comments »
  • mike stabile wrote to us about listening to the best of sheryl crow and now i’m listening, too, and just cried at “leaving las vegas.” i guess the honest truth is that i would kind of love to see her play, and i will LITERALLY twist mike stabile’s arm into going with me.
  • watched the power project, rate it positively, tho v violent. the lead gal is awesome and jamie foxx is legit fyne (freckles?!) and it’s always nice to see joseph gordon levitt
  • first, it’s weird how you just live a long time. (period.) second, it’s weird how you make friends with so many people and it’s so great, then you move away or they move away and somehow they just leak away and you’re looking at pictures and you’re like, oh my god we were close and where is that person now and how could i let something important just leak away? i’m asking you. how could i let something important just leak away? third, it’s weird how you’re just you your whole life and you kind of get better but kind of not much, you kind of just are who you are your whole life. sunday blues clearly starting now-ish — but WAIT! the hockey game is on!!!! blues sliding backwards!
  • ps everyone — honestly — the NBA, you must watch. as gerard said, “[it’s] active alteration rather than passive ‘lets get through this’.” it feels like a possible present/future.

may we celebrate this couple

Posted: August 13th, 2020 | No Comments »


been going down a bit of a puppy cam rabbit hole

Posted: August 12th, 2020 | No Comments »

they like to pile on each other! and sleep. i just — relate.

(via explore.org puppy playroom)