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#365 :: Ring

February 14, 2005

Filed under: Adornment, Artifact, Objet, Part, symbol | Comments (4)

#364 :: Shaman

February 13, 2005

I am homo sapiens, a tool user. GRUNT. I feel naked without a blade. Ill-equipped for the day without my pocket knife and PDA. Impotent when faced with a Torx screw that needs budging and a toolbox full of flatheads and Phillipses. I’ve gone through quite a few pocket multitools: the Swiss-Tech Micro-Tech was nice, […]

Filed under: General | Comments (2)

#363 :: Leatherman Squirt

February 12, 2005

I am homo sapiens, a tool user. GRUNT. I feel naked without a blade. Ill-equipped for the day without my pocket knife and PDA. Impotent when faced with a Torx screw that needs budging and a toolbox full of flatheads and Phillipses. I’ve gone through quite a few pocket multitools: the Swiss-Tech Micro-Tech was nice, […]

Filed under: Tool | Comments (1)

#362 :: Cuban Cigars

February 11, 2005

Filed under: General | Comments (0)

#361 :: Gel caps

February 10, 2005

A brain tremor emerges from childhood, a submerged snag in the deep, slow-flowing river of memory: I was probably three or four when I put my forefinger and thumb together, tight, pinching nothing and imagining a whale in there, its full tonnage trapped between my fingerprints. It was a huge concept for a kid – […]

Filed under: Jetsam | Comments (0)

#360 :: Fortune Cookie

February 9, 2005

A brain tremor emerges from childhood, a submerged snag in the deep, slow-flowing river of memory: I was probably three or four when I put my forefinger and thumb together, tight, pinching nothing and imagining a whale in there, its full tonnage trapped between my fingerprints. It was a huge concept for a kid – […]

Filed under: Edible, symbol | Comments (0)

#359 :: Clockwork Tin Bus

February 8, 2005

Filed under: General | Comments (0)

#358 :: Bow

February 7, 2005

Filed under: Adornment, symbol | Comments (0)

#357 :: Chajchas

February 6, 2005

One of two things will happen: He’ll eat your heart off a pike, or he’ll have your guts for garters. You have a choice: You can fight him with a cutlass, or you can walk the plank. Choose: The devil or the deep blue sea. These little avatars, these plastic warriors are a safe outlet […]

Filed under: Instrument | Comments (0)

#356 :: Scurvy Knave

February 5, 2005

One of two things will happen: He’ll eat your heart off a pike, or he’ll have your guts for garters. You have a choice: You can fight him with a cutlass, or you can walk the plank. Choose: The devil or the deep blue sea. These little avatars, these plastic warriors are a safe outlet […]

Filed under: symbol, Toy | Comments (0)

#355 :: Seltzer Bottle

February 4, 2005

Filed under: Artifact, Microfiction, Tool | Comments (0)

#354 :: Carnation

February 3, 2005

FRIENDS: HLO will be down for the next day or so as I switch servers. If I were an expert DBA, dosage I’d have it done in 60 minutes, but the fact is I’m just this guy who knows a little HTML, so I’m slogging through all the command-line jungles without much of a machete. […]

Filed under: General | Comments (0)

#353 :: Stereo Realist viewer

February 2, 2005

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#352 :: Miniature Sieve

February 1, 2005

At some point – midway between the Playskool block-sorting drum and the Thomas the Tank Engine fetish, we began to sort our two young children’s toys. Bricks, gears, stuffed animals, dress-up clothes – all were assigned translucent plastic bins in a pine toy rack – and my wife would spend a happy, idle hour every […]

Filed under: Objet, symbol | Comments (3)


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