We worked a little magic in Mid-City today. We gathered on the banks of Bayou St. John and collectively welcomed a new person into our community. (What better place for a baptism than a body of water named for John the Baptist?) We sanctified her and gave her a name. We shared a pomegranate and […]

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Here’s the top ten referrers to this blog since, um, well whenever it was I installed this new stats package. adrastos.blog-city.com 274 michaelhoman.blogspot.com 185 librarychronicles.blogspot.com 154 righthandthief.blogspot.com 136 tanque.org 98 toulousestreet.wordpress.com 72 google.com/ig 71 mcno.org 66 flickr.com/photos/editor 56 howieluvzus.com 54 Respect!

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I’ve been catching up with various friends and relations here in Bloomington. Met up with some roxlysters. Met up with Laura Dedelow, a fellow Gustavacuee. It was especially cool to meet Josh (goodhands) in person. And supercool to finally meet Lee (magic) in the flesh. Lee and I had a very near encounter three years […]

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I spent a few hours over the past week helping a friend pack up and move. Something I’ve done many times before. Only, in this case, my friend already left. And wherever he is now, he won’t be needing his file cabinets or his shoes or his pipe collection… or any of his worldly possessions. […]

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We hosted a baby shower today for our friends DJ & Daisy. I think this is the fourth or fifth shower we’ve hosted in this house. Showers are weird to host because the guests are friends of the pregnant party and may be unknown to you. But they can still be fun. Especially with the […]

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Anne McKinley phoned me this afternoon to let me know that our mutual friend Scott Speake quite unexpectedly died over the weekend. We all knew each other through our book club. Anne sent this e-mail to our discussion group: I have just been informed that Scott Speake, one of the founding members of the Octavia […]

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