Category Archives: Banalities & Journaling

Caveat: timelost

There’s always more time for procrastination! Except for today. Today doesn’t exist, because we’re flying across the Pacific east to west, so we lose a day. See you tomorrow.

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Caveat: ozward

Arthur and I are traveling to visit my mother (his sister) in Australia. I might not have much interesting to say in this here blog over the next few days. But anyway, I’ll post more when we get there. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Caveat: Tree #75

Here is number seven five. Arthur and I are getting ready to travel to Queensland. We’ll run some errands in town tomorrow. Wednesday morning, dark and early, we take the ferry to Ketchikan, and then spend a Very Long Time … Continue reading

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Caveat: on literacy

One of my hobbies has been to assist managing a website, related to my geofiction hobby. I’m not very good at it – I find managing a classroom of unruly 7th graders easier than managing what is, presumably, one of … Continue reading

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Caveat: Treehouse update

As some of you might know, I have this project going on: I want to build a treehouse. Not a full-scale house by any means, but not a tiny, kid-treehouse either. Just a kind of Arcata pumphouse-style outbuilding, I suppose. … Continue reading

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Caveat: Messy desk, messy mind…

…I don’t really believe that. But I figured with a clean, fresh operating system on my computer, I also needed a clean, fresh desk. So I cleaned it. I don’t do that very often, so I’m happy. I got a … Continue reading

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Caveat: A linux-flavored bullet

I have bitten the bullet. I installed Ubuntu Linux on my lemon HP laptop, in hopes that at least some portion of its lemonosity is derived from the Windows 10 operating system. So far… well, it works, at least the … Continue reading

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Caveat: Tree #65

This is a tree. Arthur said, “didn’t you already take a picture of that tree?” I said, “No, it was that other tree.” Actually, I wasn’t sure. Anyway, at least this one’s from a different angle. [daily log: walking, 4km]

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Caveat: Backend changes

I’ve been a bit anti-social lately – more so than usual. I’m struggling with the feeling that my life is “on hold.” So I’ve retreated into some computer stuff I probably could have done quite a while ago. I’ve created … Continue reading

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Caveat: Departures

This morning I saw my brother Andrew off at the Klawock Airport. Here is a slightly fuzzy photo taken by Arthur. Yesterday, Andrew and I tried out my ice skates on the frozen pond at the place beside the road … Continue reading

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Caveat: Tree #54

This tree is one of the ones I’m thinking I’ll attach my treehouse to. I’ve laid the board up there to get a feel for how it might fit. [daily log: walking, 2km]

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Caveat: Tromp-o-mania

Today my brother Andrew and I took a hike. We went out into the “backyard” – which is to say, up the mountain behind my uncle’s house. There is no trail. Nothing. People don’t go up there, for the most … Continue reading

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Caveat: W(h)ither the blogs?

I had a horrible panic today. My blog(s) disappeared. My whole server disappeared. I couldn’t even access the “back end” via SSH, nor could I reboot it on the hosting website. I’ve been lazy, the past few months. I had … Continue reading

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Caveat: Heat the outdoors

This morning, the water in the house wasn’t flowing. Some pipe had frozen, somewhere. Not completely beyond reason – the low last night was 13°F (-10°C). At first Arthur thought maybe it was at the point where the water pipe … Continue reading

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Caveat: Tree #45

I had a difficult day.  I didn’t take a picture of a tree. But I have an archive. A tree from before the recent snow. [daily log: walking, 1.5km]

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Caveat: Prometheus

I have been trying to replenish the firewood supply. The chainsaw unchained itself. I dubbed it ‘Prometheus’. The whole thing should have terrified me. Yes. I have always understood chainsaws throwing chains to be very dangerous. It happened to me once … Continue reading

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Caveat: Acute Malignant Optimism

My life here in Rockpit, Alaska, with my uncle Arthur has evolved some very stolid routines. One of these routines is that after dinner (which is always promptly at 5 PM), we watch TV for one or two hours. Arthur … Continue reading

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Caveat: Art should be arcane

Two musical threads of my life have finally been knit together in an unexpected way. I found this entertaining, two ways to Tuesday. What I’m listening to right now. Merle Hazard, “Ol’ Atonal Music.” Lyrics. I dedicate this song to … Continue reading

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Caveat: Finally, snow

It’s very hard to explain to people that I’ve moved to a weird part of Alaska where snow is rare. Really. Call it “tropical Alaska,” if you want. Yesterday, it snowed. This is the first snowfall I’ve seen here since … Continue reading

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Caveat: Tree #31

This tree is a little different. It’s not long for this world – it was detached from the earth, where I found it beside the expressway. [daily log: walking, 2.5km]

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