Monthly Archives: July 2013

Discontinuities

When I first started talking to Swedish Hodor he told me about his living situation, which by American standards is pretty unusual. He’s divorced, but actually lives in the same house with his ex and two kids. I asked him … Continue reading

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They Chose China

I saw a documentary yesterday on American soldiers who were captured by the Chinese during the Korean War, and decided to stay on in China when the war ended rather than go back to the US. They showed newsreel footage … Continue reading

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Freedom

The other day I bought an orange Fanta slurpee at a 7-11 near my house. As I walked along, I thought about how great it is to be able to spend money freely. When I was a kid, we were … Continue reading

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I went to a show

I’ve realized that if I want to have fun, I need to take things into my own hands. I’ve got to go out and do stuff, even if I’m alone. So, this past Friday I saw an ad for a … Continue reading

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Dang! I think I blew it!

That is all.

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Words of wisdom from Swedish Hodor

Usually the people I talk about here get some sort of nickname. Partly it’s for privacy and partly it’s because I have this superstition about using people’s names. Really, I don’t know where that came from. However, yesterday I talked … Continue reading

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Ashqelon?

I’d never heard of Ashqelon, Israel before, but a lot of men there look at my OKCupid profile.

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I wish the cat would let me clip her nails

It would make our relationship more harmonious. For example, when she gets on my leg and starts kneading it, I wouldn’t end up going “Aaagh!” all of a sudden when she jabs me, scaring her and leaving me with little … Continue reading

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I am anti-fitted sheet.

Aren’t fitted sheets kind of a pain in the butt? They’re impossible to fold well after they come out of the laundry. Plus, isn’t it just as easy to get a fitted sheet and fold it under? That way you … Continue reading

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Yeah!

The one true path

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Just thinking about something

I should be sleeping right now, but since I’m not, I decided to get up and write this. Since the start of the Trayvon Martin trial from time to time I’ve thought of an incident that happened when I was … Continue reading

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Carnage on the road

By far the most common and most disturbing reoccurring motif in my dreams is car accidents — or, seeing the aftermath of one. This only started after I came to China. Thank goodness I’ve never seen any sort of really … Continue reading

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Recent dreams

I’ve had a few vivid dreams lately that are variations on ones I’ve often had. They’ve ended differently than they typically did in the past, though, which is interesting. The other night I had a dream that I was in … Continue reading

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Hi buddy!

Another picture from the Flickr meetup.

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I won a prize!

I took my first roll of black & white film today, AND won a prize! I went to the First Annual Shanghai Flickr Reusable Plastic Camera Shoot-Out. We each got this really cheap plastic camera with a roll of film … Continue reading

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