Month: May 2013

Week Two Without My Computer

It’s been over two weeks now since I last used my desktop computer. I’ll freely admit to being a nerd or geek or whatever – cut me off my computing resources and I’ll shrivel up and die like a slug coated in salt. My real response was actually closer to an addict going cold turkey. The first few hours without…

My Allergies

When I was a kid I got a cold every summer. We would affectionately refer to it as a “Cody Cold,” as if this were an illness specific to me, registered trademark and all. It wasn’t a traumatic illness in any way, no ebola-bleeding-from-my-pores issues here. My nose leaked, my eyes watered, I mustered through. It typically lasted a few…

I Can See the Whole Room…and There’s Nobody in It! – Roy Lichtenstein

Did you ever read The Mysteries of Harris Burdick as a child? It features a series of illustrations and a single lines of text supposedly removed from larger stories. As a result, each image and accompanying line is deeply enigmatic and a remarkably fulfilling source of inspiration. Just skimming through the book leaves the reader with the sense that great…

Woman On the Balcony Above Me, On the Phone, Teaching Someone How to Google Search

“Okay, so the box, that’s where you type in Northshore Bank.” “Yes, on the Google main page. Are you on the Google main page?” “Okay, click Google up in the corner there, I think you already searched.” “On the main page now? It should say Google and have a box in the middle.” “Good, okay, type Northshore into that box.”…

The Best Feeling in the World

Finished a trip to the library, on the bike ride home, 30 lbs of books on my back. Like a big misshapen baby if that baby ate a dump truck full of concrete. Crest the first big hill, picking up speed down the other side. Weight on my back works with gravity, physics or whatever, and soon I’m going about…