I live in the Midwest and chronicle sadness. I listen to a lot of music, watch a lot of mixed-martial arts, root for the Cubs, and love words.


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Sep 1, 2014
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This made me think of @emmabold’s rejection series. Someone thinks you’re good and all, lint brush, but just not quite right for them. Try again sometime, if you’re up for it.

This made me think of @emmabold’s rejection series. Someone thinks you’re good and all, lint brush, but just not quite right for them. Try again sometime, if you’re up for it.


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Aug 31, 2014
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Minor league baseball day.  (at Burlington Bees)

Minor league baseball day. (at Burlington Bees)


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Aug 28, 2014
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I’m giving a talk at Monmouth College to 400 or so students in October in response to Michael Pollan’s chapter on beauty in the Botany of Desire. And I heard from a friend at MC that he’s teaching TEISH in a couple of his classes to make a little more of my visit to campus. So, I had to walk a few blocks over to the campus bookstore for a pic—because I can’t imagine looking at something like this ever getting old.

I’m giving a talk at Monmouth College to 400 or so students in October in response to Michael Pollan’s chapter on beauty in the Botany of Desire. And I heard from a friend at MC that he’s teaching TEISH in a couple of his classes to make a little more of my visit to campus. So, I had to walk a few blocks over to the campus bookstore for a pic—because I can’t imagine looking at something like this ever getting old.


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Aug 26, 2014
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Jane went for a walk this morning before work and returned to the house with a present for me. Can’t wait to see what’s on this thing.

Jane went for a walk this morning before work and returned to the house with a present for me. Can’t wait to see what’s on this thing.


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Aug 26, 2014
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Resurrect Your Darlings: Chad Simpson | Origami Zoo PressOrigami Zoo Press »

I have three fragments of an old thing along with a little explanation about the ways in which the piece is a ‘darling’ up over at OZP. Curious to see what the other OZP authors end up contributing.


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Aug 24, 2014
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My father-in-law, in a nutshell.

My father-in-law, in a nutshell.


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Aug 21, 2014
@ 7:31 pm
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What more could there be?

What more could there be?


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Aug 21, 2014
@ 6:13 pm
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forgottonia:

Edwina did the ice bucket challenge.

I married the weirdest person.


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Aug 18, 2014
@ 3:34 pm
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You were about three hours late getting this to me, YMCA. Thanks, though. P.S. Nice grammar.

You were about three hours late getting this to me, YMCA. Thanks, though. P.S. Nice grammar.


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Aug 18, 2014
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Pretty excellent mail day included last year’s royalty check and this: LESSONS IN RUIN, the debut full-length poetry collection by my buddy @justindhamm, with a great inscription and some pretty awesome illustrations of Charlie Chaplin and a smelly jockstrap, among other things.

Pretty excellent mail day included last year’s royalty check and this: LESSONS IN RUIN, the debut full-length poetry collection by my buddy @justindhamm, with a great inscription and some pretty awesome illustrations of Charlie Chaplin and a smelly jockstrap, among other things.