Creek Running North January 2004 Archives
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January 29, 2004
Am I missing something?
[This post has been amended to correct an error. See note at end of post for explanation.] The usually incisive Chris Corrigan supports a good argument on the nature of emerging democracy with this quote via Ken Wilber: "Evolution... is...Continue reading "Am I missing something?"
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January 28, 2004
I'm going to hell
He was standing on the sidewalk, eyes fixed on a point on the wall opposite, holding a Starbucks cup out in supplicant pose. I sped up ever so slightly. It's easier to slip past panhandlers if you walk a little...Continue reading "I'm going to hell"
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January 27, 2004
Ignore for a moment the monotone susurrus thousands of tires on wet pavement car alarms and tailpipes roaring. Red-shouldered hawks still cry clear in the blue oaks. Never mind, just for now, the burgeoning city hundreds of thousands of single...Continue reading "Mount Wanda"
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January 25, 2004
Ron gave me a pink flowering currant when we moved into our house two years ago: its leaves are bursting out of bud this week. It is warm in the Bay Area, almost spring. Yesterday Becky and I hopped on...Continue reading "Sentences"
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Life in Berkeley
I think I've figured out why I get angry whenever I visit Berkeley anymore: I can't afford to live there. I spent twenty years working in Berkeley and partaking of the city's fine selection of rental housing. It was home....Continue reading "Life in Berkeley"
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January 23, 2004
Home from work today and suddenly claustrophobic, I went to my favorite local nursery to do a little browsing. A dangerous thing to try, as I am now the proud owner of three Calochortus luteus which need to be put...Continue reading "Thanks, Annie"
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January 22, 2004
I've been meaning since we moved here to score a bunch of miner's lettuce seed and strew it beneath the oak tree. The dog has kept me from doing so. Miner's lettuce carpets many acres of our local hills only...Continue reading "Miner's lettuce"
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January 20, 2004
In lieu of anything to say this morning: Me, Becky and Zeke at Bill Broyles and Joan Scott's house in Tucson on my birthday, Jan. 4 2004. Photo by Joan Scott....Continue reading "Family photo"
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January 16, 2004
Returning a favor
A number of other bloggers have been kind enough to link to this site, either by referring readers to specific topics or by adding me to their blogrolls. Below are a few I know about, in no particular order. Some...Continue reading "Returning a favor"
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January 12, 2004
"I used to have a cat, an old fighting tom, who would jump through the open window by my bed in the middle of the night and land on my chest. I'd half-awaken. He'd stick his skull under my nose...Continue reading "Dillard's cat"
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January 09, 2004
Shiki Masaoka, 1867-1902
The tepid rain falls On the bare thorn. Thawed out pond. A shrimp moves Among old algae. The cannon rolls its rumble. Leaf buds of a tree. How cool it is! A small crab, in the rain, Climbs on a...Continue reading "Shiki Masaoka, 1867-1902"
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January 01, 2004
Mas grande el rio
A nasty storm came in this morning, dumping several inches of rain and taking out our power for about six hours. At storm's height I took the dog for a walk down to the creek. The water was thick and...Continue reading "Mas grande el rio"