Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Morning Valediction #17: A Mountain of Cold Mashed Potatoes (January 15, 2014)

Lead; bedbugs; runny noses; height marks; transience; artifacts. Aperture; software and its discontents; doctors.

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Morning Valediction #16: It Always Comes Down to the Goddamn Socks (January 14, 2014)

My wife Grace is my guest on a walk back from school. The kids were late for school; we smashed a lot of ice.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Morning Valediction #15: I Would Like My Spandex Jacket, Please (January 13, 2014)

2014 must be a misprint; completely covered with cocoa; a world of hollow ice, improperly zambonied.

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Morning Valediction #14: Wet Feet (January 11, 2014)

The great melting; testing your pain threshold; the perils and pleasures of vinyl; you can't hear Mannheim Steamroller again for the first time; latent heat of fusion.

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Morning Valediction #13: Warming Shock (January 10, 2014)

Surviving the freeze, only to perish in the thaw.

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Morning Valediction #12: Zero is My One (January 9, 2014)

The polar vortex lingers; Paul rambles about cold-weather gear and a wet day in 1990.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Morning Valediction #11: In the Vortex (January 8, 2014)

The elves are stuck in an HDR photograph by out of Thomas Kincade's worst nightmare. How the polar vortex will painfully polarize people's political positions.

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Morning Valediction #10: The Oncoming Storm (January 5, 2014)

Paul stomps four miles through the blizzard and his his snow-blowing neighbors, while the polar vortex creeps ever closer. Fear of frozen pipes; a keen awareness of expensive messes; the politics of climate change.

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