Belated Updates

I have finally updated my header to reflect the (freakishly warm and dry) Iowa winter. My intuition about causality wants me to believe that this action will hasten the arrival of Spring, rendering the change superfluous and unrepresentative of my surroundings, until I get around to changing it again in …

I Win At Shelter

I flew to Des Moines last Sunday, having given myself roughly 10 days to find a place to live.   It took less than 24 hours.   Because I live in the future, I’d done some looking online before I left Philly. I was mostly trying to get a sense …

A Little Self Knowledge

I’ve discovered that I have an inordinate and irrational discomfort about using a bathroom that has a light switch located outside the door. I’m a guest in the home of a wonderfully gracious colleague, who has generously allowed me to commandeer her guest bedroom while I get oriented and secure …

Regional Speech Chronology

In Philadelphia, I don’t talk particularly fast. My speaking isn’t exactly languorous, but neither is it frantic, and it’s slowed down a bit as I’ve consciously started trying to eliminate the “ums” and the “likes” and other verbal pauses from my speech. I’m taking time to think about my words, …