Category Archives: End of the World

Soledad

Soledad, the Solitude of the BVM on Holy Saturday in Spanish tradition. Lyle spent the last six weeks with me in Monterey. It’s Freezing! was the top comment of his visit, and we engaged daily in the ages-old battle of the … Continue reading

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Packages for Poseidon

Incongruous, e.g., There was a FedEx truck parked at Asilomar Beach yesterday. Lyle and I wondered what kind of dinglehopper Ariel might have ordered for Poseidon. And then there’s this guy, an apparent expert at social distancing: Something about this bicycle … Continue reading

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Space: The Final Frontier

Day t+8 of the COVID19 quarantine. Real estate in Monterey, CA, is at a premium; ergo most houses are small in square footage. Normally, this isn’t a problem for me because I don’t spend a lot of time in my … Continue reading

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Shelter at Home

Day t-1. I broke my wine opener. The corkscrew got stuck and snapped off. Not an auspicious beginning to my quarantine party. Monterey County has issued a “shelter in place” order. I’m fortunate to be able to work from home, … Continue reading

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Big, Little World

I’m not sure what to think about the novel corona virus going around the globe like a case of HSV2 at Coachella. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of people who will be glad to tell me what to … Continue reading

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Infinite Temperature

Last night I went to a physics lecture hosted by the Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy (MIRA). Was There A Single Big Bang? is the title of the presentation given by Dr. Brian G. Keating of UC San Diego. … Continue reading

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Become a Lauritarian!

I’ve started my own political party and I’m running a grassroots campaign for POTUS. I have a single platform plank: STOP MOVING THE DAMN TIME!! Once elected, my goal is to split the difference between Daylight Savings Time & Standard … Continue reading

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Joan’s Farrier

Ain’t everybody cut out to be Joan of Arc. The old proverb goes something like this: For want of a nail… For want of a fastener, the buffer between soft feet and rough terrain came aloose and emperilled the mission. … Continue reading

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Group Project Gone Bad

Anybody every have an assignment from hell GROUP PROJECT in school? Anybody like them? Life’s like a permanent group project. There’s no end-of-semester relief in sight. We have to live with all these other people as long as we all … Continue reading

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When Harry Traveled With Sally

I’ve been thinking (a rare and dangerous occurrence that usually requires significant retail therapy post-thought). As current events filter through my cabbage patch brain, I wonder… Would Harry Meet Sally in today’s world? Consider this: And this: My guess is … Continue reading

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