I took a flier today and wrote a post about my personal life, which I almost never do. Funny thing happened, though: each time I rewrote the post, it got shorter.
And shorter and shorter.
The result is there above the three dots. It actually got whittled down to not being there.
Because really, you don't want to read that sort of stuff here.
A few public service announcements:
• Brooks Jensen of LensWork has a new book out called Looking at Images.
• Michael Reichmann of The Luminous Landscape has a new book out called Michael Reichmann: A Twenty Year Retrospective.
This was posted this morning at 3:30 a.m. Central Time, which according to reader Ed will coincide with mid-morning tea in England. This is for you, England; does it matter?
In further England news, I think I'm going. Plans have not firmed up yet. If I can do a meetup while I'm there, I'll give you as much warning as possible.
"Morning Coffee" was published at 3:30 a.m. Central Time today which is, hopefully, teatime in England. The feature is a month-long experiment to give people something to check in with while I'm busy moving. This is not permanent. Want to suggest a topic or ask a question? Leave it as a comment.
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Dave Perkin: "Of course it matters.
"In 'England' we do morning coffee, currently a rather fine Honduran, and afternoon tea, which is often a breakfast blend.
"We have the BBC without adverts, play records on Linn Sondeks and are sometimes polite to the point of indifference, especially toward visiting colonials.
"Furthermore, we have steering wheels on the right, as in correct, side of the vehicle; our road signs only rarely need three digits to mark distances, but never four; and we have dictionaries that offer proper English spellings.
"I would mention the beer but I suspect that will not feature in your visit bearing in mind that which we have wrested from the ocassional glimpses offered of your private life.
"In Cornwall, however, they do things fitty and usually dreckly but always better than the English would.
"If visiting it's as well to be aware. :-) "
Mike replies: Sounds nice. I'd move there but for the wrong-way-round driving—I'm so absentminded I know for a certainty that it would be only a matter of time before I'd find myself careening serenely down the wrong side of a British expressway.
Andrew: "Well you're a little early for mid-morning tea, but you have timed this perfectly for my late-breakfast-at-desk pre-work reading. Not that I would have noticed if I hadn't started using netvibes yesterday."
Edie Howe: "So, how's the move coming along, Mike?"
Mike replies: Pretty smoothly, thanks, Edie. Closing is coming up, and I'm into my third 10-hour block with the organizer. Unfortunately my limit for rummaging through the detritus of my past (and psyche) is about two hours at a time, but yesterday we tackled the basement and filled half the dumpster—it's looking much emptier down there today, which is encouraging. Linda Palmer, the organizer, is wonderful, and really a huge help.