Wednesday, October 31, 2018

wednesday newstrip

How to break free from the chains of Apple’s ecosystem — China building boom uncovers buried dinosaurs · poor uptake on inaugural Fly My Sky flight from Auckland to Whangārei but dogs sniffing out human disease could lead to new biosensor technology · kiss goodbye to the e-scooter craze — Caitlyn Jenner rocks a white swimsuit on her 69th birthday · in the wake of a call for retractions of dozens of papers from a high-profile Harvard University heart stem cell research lab, federal officials today announced they are pausing a clinical trial based on research in this field · a third of Australia's foreign workers paid less than half minimum wage.

Sunday, October 28, 2018


Today the
postman brought
me an
invitation from
to attend the
Inquisition. Specified
dress. Either
full Inquistorial regalia &
bring a bag, or
sackcloth & ashes
& come as you
are. That's the trouble
since T.®ump assumed
the Papacy. No
middle of the road
to walk down

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

wednesday newstrip

Windows 10's dumpster-fire update just got worse: Russia warns of retaliation · Red Dead Redemption 2 PC spotted in the wild: migrant caravan swells to 5,000, resumes march from Mexico to US · 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star Camille Grammer marries, confirming she wasn't real after all · 'Headless chicken monster' caught on film for the first time: Afghan election day plunges into chaos · T.®ump takes a dump on 1987 Gorbachev-Reagan nuclear missile treaty, now fighting for life after being hit by a kangaroo.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Now available

from the gradient books storefront at Lulu:

"A strange mix, a miscellany as the subtitle says. Some pieces written during & about the George W. Bush presidency; the Allegrezza translations; prose works that investigate the landscape where the writing takes place; poems that don't fit elsewhere. All put together to try & hold up a night sky, to give it faint stars & distant constellations. Reason puts these works outside the canon. The Doppler effect brings some of them in & measures the distance others are away from it. The heart stretches to encompass them all."

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

wednesday newstrip

Kanye Gone West supports DoNuts T.®ump: 'We are both dragon energy' · ISS crew make emergency landing after Soyuz rocket malfunctions during lunch · mouse pups with same-sex parents born using stem cells & gene editing · Wall Street shares extend their losses for a second week · Me(ga)l(om)ania T.®ump: 'I'm the most bullied person on the world' · what will happen if Ranger & Amarok become twins? · an Israeli court has ordered two New Zealanders to pay damages for allegedly persuading Lorde to cancel her concert in Israel · Google Maps search ends in divorce.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

wednesday newstrip

Microsoft forced to pull Windows 10 October 2018 update as users report files contracting vascular dementia · Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as US Senate approves Supreme Court nomination despite sexual misconduct allegations. Fate worse than death that seems to have touched most of us · big city life stinks, it's time to consider life in small town New Zealand. Property for sale in Red Beach includes World War II bunker · the Nauru government is ending a mental health service for refugees detained on behalf of the Australian government · first evidence of Moon outside our solar system: a rock casually used as a doorstop for decades is actually a $100,000 meteorite · Me(ga)l(om)ania T.®ump reveals she sometimes confiscates DoNuts' phone to keep him off Twitter.

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Turtle Man

& that's a University of New Mexico cap, not a MAGAzine, on top of my head.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

wednesday newstrip

DoNuts T.®ump is insisting he has evidence that China respects his 'very, very loud brayin’ · on The Bachelor Australia: no jail for teen who hacked his way into Apple's secure systems · a US Marine Corps veteran who teaches people to be mentally strong says the biggest killer of success is that New York City cats are terrible at catching rats · Pixel 3 is getting a massive Google Lens upgrade — one trait psychopaths have in common · it’s important to know what plants could potentially have negative effects on our furry companions.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Today the
postman brought
me an empty
on the back of
which was printed


Just that, nothing else.