Vic Socotra - Purveryor of Glib words to the world, and Man Friday to the great Architect itself.
on June 19th, 2013
I am at the farm and bemused. I was going through office stuff before attempting the drive back to the Emerald City. I toggled over to check my private mail as a diversion, and was stopped in my digital tracks. A pal had sent a picture from long ago and far away and wondered at [...]
on June 18th, 2013
The Black Forest Fire is now 75% contained, they say, with slightly over 500 homes destroyed. If one of those were mine, the “slightly over” rounding error would piss me off, just as are some of the property owners who have been prohibited from re-entering the area to see what they have lost. There are [...]
on June 17th, 2013
(Map of the Black Forest conflagration in which nearly 500 homes were destroyed. Photo Modis on earth image by Google). I wish I could say it is good to be home, but it is not home, not precisely. The unit had all the lights on, a profligate waste of energy strongly encouraged by my amiable [...]