push-starting a dying VW microbus out of the parking lot, having been refused a cheap motel room for being dirty hippies

[The Abject continues to deliver on its longstanding 1 to 4 proportion of “why I am not blogging” blog posts… Proudly barely blogging since 2001!] Even by my standards, a five month post gap is unseemly. Partly driven by forces familiar to many of you… Over the past year, I’ve become increasingly unsure of myself. […]

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Confusiasmo

Early on, Nancy White introduced our group to the concept of “confusiasm” (confusiasmo), a portmanteau of confusion and enthusiasm. It seemed to resonate with everyone right away, and if I had to choose one word to describe our current state, that would be it.

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Abuse Cage

J Cage – tapa shared CC by maulurizen I was sent this fantastic video by my friend and TRU co-conspirator Irwin: It took me a while to place the voice, but of course it’s John Cage. I’m reminded of a day more than a decade ago, when I was working as a “course development researcher” […]

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