“Miscellany” Archives

Jason Kottke, the Modern State of Blogging, and My Own Blogging Mission

At the risk of sounding pretentious, I want Opus to be a source for hope in times like these.
Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman vs. The Spirit of Our Age

What happens when we make ourselves the highest goal of our own existence?
Deck of Cards

The Ambitious Card

My favorite card trick starts off simple but becomes endlessly delightful.
White Christmas Fog

‘Twas a White Christmas After All

Nebraska’s unpredictable weather comes through again.
Salon Pedophile

Salon Takes Us Inside a Pedophile Fantasy

One can’t escape the feeling that this particular aesthetic choice was unnecessarily sensational and deeply misguided.

Parenting vs. Creativity

In our desire to feel productive and in control lies a temptation to compartmentalize our lives.

Grace Is a Bowl of Strawberries

I can’t imagine food alternatives really stacking up to the simple-yet-sublime pleasures of freshly picked strawberries.
Light Pulses

Building Better Blog Networks

Blog networks can be powerful tools, but they’re only as good as the support they offer their bloggers, and there’s plenty of room for improvement there.


I expect the extra-dimensional invasion to begin any minute now.
DPP2014, #17

DPP2014, #17: Christmas List

What, you don’t see the rocket, gumball machine, and dump truck on there?
DPP2014, #16

DPP2014, #16: Penmanship

The awkward way she held the marker and her tiny chicken scratch said everything they needed to.
DPP2014, #13

DPP2014, #13: Lock n’ Load

​There are moments that you live for as a parent. Like his very first laser tag.


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