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Mingus' face
Image by Tom Marcello via Flickr

Two days ago, my friend Donna and I, as well as Other Patti, whom you might know from these pages and who is visiting me here and doing some work on our home (she’s an interior decorator, did I mention that? I think I might have, but am not sure) had lunch together at the Dushanbe Tea House here in Boulder. We got to talking about many things, one of which was the difference between writing in an electronic versus a paper-and-ink journal.

Donna mentioned that that the process of writing by hand makes that which is written deeper. I think that I agreed with her fairly much at the time. Yesterday, I thought that I would give the hypothesis a try. After five pages finished at around eleven last night, I agree with her totally.

I wish I had some explanation for this phenomenon. I have an idea that this deepening of the writing process when done by hand has to do with the body’s need to express the thoughts and feelings going on in the mind. Tapping my fingers repeatedly over a series of keys is not, to some part of me, enough.

Well, there it is until I can think of a better explanation.

And there’s some music to listen to while thinking about the above. Charles Mingus. I particularly like that picture of his face, even though it’s not full on.

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You know that you needed to know what “absquatulate” means.

I have a simple wish: that all those creating new words tested out how they sound first.


Sometimes, I can’t sleep even after I’ve taken the Ambien. At times like these, I find a new world in this half-awakeness. Life takes on a thinner and more ebullient sheen.

This is a special time between waking and sleeping and I want to make the most of it. Unfortunately, I can think of few ways to do that than utter words to the effect that I want to make the best of it.

The immanence of sleep in my brain says all bets are off, and I have no choice but to read it and think about it till sleep comes.

So that explains about the food… – Experts to Probe Mysterious ‘Little Green Man’ Lights Seen Over London – International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News
UFO experts in England Thursday called for a probe into this summer’s “Little Green Man” sightings — as one was spotted above a TESCO supermarket.

Plus, That’s Not the National Bird of Guam

Lady #1: This crossword puzzle is hard. Look at this one.
Lady #2: Mmmhmm. Well, you misspelled “dumb” right there.
Lady #1: Oh my god!

–LaGuardia Airport
via Overheard in New York, Aug 25, 2008


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