Category Archives: Culture

Plastic plates, dead Klingons and useless, big notions

A friend is visiting; he is a smart person, yet he forgets I am an idiot, neglects the fact I can’t concentrate on anything for more than 30 seconds or so, and he attempts to have an intelligent conversation with … Continue reading

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Hiking the Great Indoors

Winter outdoor enthusiasts are waxing poetic about this year’s prospects for nasty weather, feverishly preparing for adventures in a snow-blanketed high country here in Siberia With a View. I have acquaintances who are crowing about putting away their hiking boots … Continue reading

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Road Warriors: Alien Probes, Jesus and Pork Fat

People meet me at the grocery store in Siberia With a View and, as I fondle rock-hard avocados, too many say, “You’re looking really good, things must be going great.” This is utter bullshit: I am old, and I have … Continue reading

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Off to Art Land. Do I hear a sucking sound?

I have a headache. An abstract headache. A vacuum in my head causes the pain. The vacuum replaces the ideas and standards sucked out of my head during a visit to an art gallery in Santa Fe. I should have … Continue reading

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