Monthly Archives: December 2018

Caveat: driving from 10°C to -10°C

Yesterday I went back from L.A. to Jenna and Braden’s in Indio. We didn’t depart for Montrose. Then today, in the morning, we departed. We drove across the Mojave Desert, taking a non-interstate highway shortcut between Indio and I-15 just … Continue reading

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Caveat: Poem #883

The desert dwells, gold, among bleached stones and dark shrubs – the people zoom by.

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Caveat: Poem #882

white stone and cactus a stream sparse with clear water the leaning sun’s gaze

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Caveat: The Arroyo not-so-Seco

This morning, my dad, my brother and I went on a hike up the Arroyo Seco canyon, which stretches up into the San Gabriel mountains above Pasadena from the NASA-JPL campus on the north western end of the city. Here … Continue reading

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Caveat: Poem #881

See, I went to bed rather early. So I woke up at five thirty. My dad has only decaf. I stepped outside and walked. There’s a donut store. I got coffee. The sky: clear. Crows talked. Dawn.

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Caveat: brackets, hats

We spent some part of the day working on the Model A, some more. Trying to solve an oil-burning problem. And my brother Andrew manufactured ad hoc brackets to hold some non-standard modifications in place – an altered throttle lever, … Continue reading

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Caveat: Poem #880

the wind will go on and leaves will struggle, strong, and the wind will go on

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Caveat: life ain’t always lemonade

Well, I’m visiting in the gran metrópolis, I was driving around and had the radio on. What I’m listening to right now. Kap G, “A Day Without A Mexican.” Letra. [Chorus] I got a question for the president We been … Continue reading

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Caveat: Poem #879

attachments arise to random machinery and they feel like friends

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Caveat: A

I drove out to L.A. from Indio. I arrived at my dad’s garage (adjacent to his old house – his current house is up in Pasadena, but he stills pays rent on the garage at the old place). There, my … Continue reading

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Caveat: Poem #878

How can smart people believe such unlikely things? I prefer walking.

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Caveat: retablo

I found this image circulating online – I’m not sure as to the original source. Retablo Nativity Angels Perhaps this picture could be qualified as a kind appropriation. But I like it. [daily log: walking, ]

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Caveat: Poem #877

The story is a fairly good one – although somewhat implausible, since supposedly the guy was some god made human, with dad and son mixed; anyway, the tale makes wild claims about grace.

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Caveat: xmas eve in the desert

… just sorta hanging out. [daily log: walking, 2km]

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Caveat: Poem #876

a predawn chorus: roosters assaulting the air filling the desert

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Caveat: west to Califerne

We left Phoenix and arrived at Jenna’s in Indio, California, around noon. It was nice to see everyone here. This is where we will spend Christmas. I took a picture of Arthur with a cat. Juli and I took a … Continue reading

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Caveat: Poem #875

just a few cookies out in the patio sun where a child orbits

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Caveat: giant cookie party

My sister had a giant Christmas cookie party today. I liked being there, and finally meeting (or meeting after such a long time) many of the friends she talks about. Plus, there were a lot of cookies. The Arizona lifestyle … Continue reading

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Caveat: Poem #874

a token of mind fragments of meditation filigreed like clouds

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Caveat: el mundo que otros desgarramos

PIEDRA Lo que dice la piedra sólo la noche puede descifrarlo Nos mira con su cuerpo todo de ojos Con su inmovilidad nos desafía Sabe implacablemente ser permanencia Ella es el mundo que otros desgarramos – José Emilio Pacheco (poeta … Continue reading

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