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Reading Thoreau's A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
[Last Updated: 2022.06.24]
[Originally Posted: 2022.06.19]

i’m paddling my way through Thoreau’s A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, though it is definitely taking me more than a week.

Picture of my Library of America Thoreau volume open to ‘Monday’ from ‘A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers’

I have this Library of America edition, but I’m actually mainly reading it on my phone - Standard Ebooks edition, added to the iOS Books app. The LoA edition has reference notes, so I look at it when I can, but I actually like reading on my phone.

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Ant on Flower Buds
[Last Updated: 2022.06.24]
[Originally Posted: 2022.06.19]

Ant crawling on flower buds - animated

A large ant crawling on the buds of some plant growing through the fence from our neighbors' yard.

Ant crawling on flower buds - still

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Now (June 23, 2022)
[Last Updated: 2022.06.24]
[Originally Posted: 2022.06.23]

Here are some of the things I’m working on and thinking about now…

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sun in the elms after the rainstorm
[Last Updated: 2022.06.24]
[Originally Posted: 2022.06.23]

Sun in elms after the rainstorm

Evening sun breaking through the clouds to some of the upper bows of the Siberian Elms after the rainstorm.

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morning backyard through bedroom window
[Last Updated: 2022.06.24]
[Originally Posted: 2022.06.24]

morning backyard through bedroom window - 01

morning backyard through bedroom window - 02

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My Backyard Desk
[Last Updated: 2022.06.23]
[Originally Posted: 2022.06.18]

Update: my wife referred to this as my “moveable grotto,” which is ridiculous, but probably better. Definitely better.

Original: a view from my backyard “desk” just as I was creating the home page for my new “digital” garden.

At my “desk” in my backyard

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Webmentions
[Last Updated: 2022.06.20]
[Originally Posted: 2022.06.18]

Update: I’m sort of trying to implement webmentions on this website. I think I’m halfway there but I don’t really have any way to actually know because I don’t have any friends and I don’t share anything anywhere anymore.

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Digital Gardening
[Last Updated: 2022.06.19]
[Originally Posted: 2022.06.18]

This is the first seed I’m planting in my digital garden: notes, links, and ideas about digital gardening itself.

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mbs
[Last Updated: 2022.06.15]
[Originally Posted: 2022.06.15]

I just corrected an error in my RSS template and site configuration, and now, after months of transmission failure, my notes on this site are propagating to micro.blog. Now that it is working I’m not sure how I actually feel about it.

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archivefever.eth
[Last Updated: 2022.06.15]
[Originally Posted: 2022.06.14]

I apparently live in a version of the internet where Derrida’s 1995 lecture-turned-book Archive Fever is trending.

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