Wilderness Details

About a year ago, my friend Nolan invited me to Yosemite to do some camping and rock climbing.  Reticent about rehashing a forgotten part of my youth–and newly wary of the risks involved, I decided to join him for what he told me was a short, easy climb.  The climb itself did turn out to […]

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A meditation on impermanence

I think we had gone to the thrift store to drop off some furniture, but we decided to go in and dig around.  My favorite part of any thrift store is the “smalls” section, where they put all the random stuff that doesn’t really seem to fit into any particular category.  I like digging  through […]

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Make things, even crappy things.

Rid yourself of the standards of creating an objet d’art.  Instead, make an “object day-art.” I would like to persuade you to make stuff.  Persuading you to make stuff begins with thinking about object day-art in the context of stuff in general.  We love stuff.  We seek it, we cherish it, we love it (Carlin, 1986). […]

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