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Better Than Real Because It's Not.

Friday November 14th 2003, 2:27 am
Filed under: General

Today, a large low-pressure system blew threw town, bringing winds in excess of 50mph. As I walked to a client’s business today, small branches were falling all around.

stormy sky

The last of the blooming plants took a beating today just from the wind.


As the storm progressed, things started to detatch.


Tonight, as has often been the case lately, I made the round-trip uptown around 10:30pm at the very last minute.

heading uptown

The very last minute for what?

Chinese food, of course.
chinese food

On the way home, one of the three trunks of a giant tree about twenty feet away from me snapped and came crashing to the ground. I felt the thud travel through the ground. I’ll see if I can’t get a picture of it in the daylight.

This stuff is worthless shit.
worthless shit

Thursday November 13th 2003, 7:28 am
Filed under: General

We often think of life as moving in rather sharply-defined, straight directions. I thik this is an oversimplification born of how we recall memories at a later time. If asked to draw a map, most of us would not remember many subtle or even radical changes that take place in the route. We will first tend to think in straight lines, including only the most radical aberrations.

Memory also fails to account for changes on the ground.

the route has been altered

Those who alter your path may not be out to get you, but perhaps just as bad, they simply don’t give a shit. Their indifference may be just as harmful to you on any given day.

no one gives a shit

Still, there are often signs about, placed there by those who’ve gone before. They give warnings of all kinds.

slow down, hidden (danger!)

dangerous intersection

Sometimes the guidance you need is there, if you care to see it.

stop ahead

It sure would be nice to know in advance when your life is going to be turned upside-down, wouldn’t it?


A gentle nudge in the right direction would be nice every now and then.

this way!

Whenever possible, it’s nice to avoid having everything come to a complete halt.

stop! all ways

Wednesday November 12th 2003, 4:27 am
Filed under: General

It’s been cold. Tonight instead of being in the mid 20’s, it’s in the 50’s and raining. But dead plants don’t get undead just because we’ve got a spring-like night here and there.

those daisies are toast.

Tuesday November 11th 2003, 5:17 am
Filed under: General

It is too late to be getting to bed, but I am. I need to be doing … Duh, what else?, work.

work, work, work

Unfortunately, the house I live in was built in 1884 and is rather drafty.

drafty old house

This makes my toes cold.

cold toes

I find it very hard to work when my feet are frozen.

Monday November 10th 2003, 2:44 am
Filed under: General

It is cold. 27 degrees at Islip MacArthur airport. It’s been getting frosty at night here and there. Not everything had succumbed as of this afternoon. The shasta daisies had endured.

shasta daisies

What will be out there tomorrow?

a shameful indulgence

This was perhaps not the best use of money. I’ve had it two weeks though, and I am still using it.