Monthly Archives: July 2013

I miss writing in this blog. I keep telling myself that things will settle down again soon and then I’ll resume a leisurely pace of two or three posts per week, but there’s no sign of this actually happening yet. In fact right now it’s getting even less likely that I’ll be able to resume regular writing anytime soon.

I don’t think I’ve even written in my journal in months. Shame, really.

But such is life, and we press on as best we can. I’m stealing a little time now to share some search terms that I spotted in my stats the other day, when I realized the middle of the month had passed & I hadn’t looked at them.

So here they are.

leo tarvi photo

charles carreon

The first is pretty straightforward, though I’m terribly curious who was looking and why. I also wonder if they were successful, I haven’t gone out of my way to hide pictures of myself, but a quick image search takes a lot of scrolling to find one. And then there’s no caption or anything to tell you it’s me.

The second intrigues me greatly. It was clearly looking for these two posts about the Oatmeal debacle, and I wonder who was looking for my take on it.

Anyway, I have no time or energy to speculate much just now, but if you have any ideas or wild conspiracy theories, feel free to share them in the comments! Catch you later.


I’m sitting on a BART train speeding under San Francisco Bay as I write this on my phone. I’ve heard a lot of people say that all these networks, internet, cell phones, internet cell phones, etc. are dehumanizing somehow, separating us.
I’ve said before that I don’t really believe it, and the idea came back to me just now as I watched a woman put her book down to read a message on her smartphone. Whatever she read there, her face just lit up so much that I found myself smiling with her. She’s been alternating between her book & her phone since, looking very happy and very human.
It’s true we sometimes miss things because we’re looking at our gizmos, but in general I don’t think they separate us, I think they bring us together.

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