Category Archives: Diary

Old Dogs, Oblivion, Turkey Broth, Puppy Mills

Dear Diary, I’m not typing these words with anything resembling energy. That’s just how it is somedays, everything is stuck, including my thoughts. We have an old dog who appears to be entering his final phase. With dogs you get … Continue reading

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Getting the Tree, Transmission Fluid, Atheist Christians

Dear Diary, Jake and Elia came with me to get the Christmas tree today, before they drove home to Minneapolis. As usual (our third tree here) there was a guy in an old trailer (maybe 1960’s style) with twenty or so … Continue reading

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Genetics, Eugenics, Getting to Sleep, Siddhartha Mukherjee

Dear Diary, I keep a book on my bed stand to read myself to sleep. This works as long as the book is at least a little difficult to read, but not so difficult that I never want to pick … Continue reading

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Olav Hauge, Knausgaard, Diaries, Norway

Dear Diary, I ordered a Diary today, or a collection of poems that includes selected parts of a diary, culled from the 4000 page behemoth by Olav H. Hauge. This book is called Luminous Spaces. His diary, only available in … Continue reading

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Rodrigo Duterte, Feeding Monsters, The Happy Philippines, Facebook

Dear Diary I shared an article on Facebook today that seemed important to share. The reportedly popular thug of a president in the Philippines keeps killing suspected drug dealers and drug users. It’s a slaughter. I immediately received a comment … Continue reading

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Vegan Cooking, Homeless Bill of Rights, City Council

Dear Diary, I’m not sure why I started this “diary” conceit, but it does put me into a more relaxed, informal mood where I don’t feel the need to pontificate to the masses quite as much. Just write and see … Continue reading

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AICHO, Standing Rock, Tischer Creek and Old Houses

Dear Diary, My chair keeps rolling away from the desk. Our house is old and the floors sag a little in from the rim joists, hence the rolling. So I need to buy a rug. Mary had wanted us to … Continue reading

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