Three Things, by way of an update

1. The prolongued hiatus of my 365 Days and One Knight project is less about the project itself but an overall disaffection with my camera. I have hardly snapped a shot since May, for reasons I don’t fully understand myself. In fact, the disease (such as it is) seems to extend into all visual arts,…

122: New Home

We are in the midst of sacrificing the home office so that my teen daughter can have a room of her own. Well, they’ll both get their own rooms now, though I keep threatening to make the pre-teen sleep in the bathtub. The computer’s new home is in the dining room, which isn’t as disruptive…

121: Gentle Agnes

Every 8-inch knight needs a 3-foot gargoyle to keep him company.

120: Grilled

Who IS that guy? I guess I’m going to have to “grill” him to find out where he’s been…

Do a Lot of Work

1. Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo. 2. I have undertaken a great folly. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an over-exaggeration. But “self publishing” is such an abused term that it can, indeed, seem like a folly if you venture even the smallest toe into an arena where anyone can…

Dream Diary

I’ve been keeping online journals blogs since 2002. When I was primarily using LiveJournal (instead of just feeding posts from dumoski.com there), along with memes and recipes and what-I’m-doing-today posts, I used to record the odd, memorable dream. And when I say odd, I don’t mean occasional, I mean weird, strange, and possibly disturbing. A…

The Simple Making of Sounds

“He knew very well that the grat majority of human conversation is meaningless. A man can get through most of his days on stock answers to stock questions, he thought. Once he catches onto the game he can manage with an assortment of grunts. This would not be so if people listened to each other,…