this week i

returned to asia after dark, then discovered a fantastic salvadorean hole-in-the-wall.

love max baucus. but not just this week.

would like to thank whichever good lord has kept airplanes cellphone-free.

noticed that multi-tasking has permeated our culture's youths' conversation. three kids will average two speakers at any given time. psychobabble.

rooted for google (1) (2).

failed to acquire peyote seeds.

flew to arizona state..

..visited my architect cowboy friend and my astrobiologist cowboy friend.

learned the ways of the cowboy..

cowboy cacti, cowboy hitching posts


cowboy contests re: who could smile the most


cowboy oases


video
cowboy morning faces


cowboy keyless entry into cowboy places


cowboy lack of gravity needs

video
cowboys flying on invisible steeds


cowboy bathroom for sale things

video
cowboy structural engineerings


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cowboy streams


cowboy (chinese-mexican) cuisines


then serious cowpoking dental hygienes


cowboy tombs

video
and cowboy homes

but no need for no cowboy combs


the sport of the cowboy a pastime divine


video
for what other rancher can herd the feline


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cowboy thunderstorm mountain climbs


cowboy vertigo, dramamine next time.


cowboy sunrises with cool cowboy breeze


video
cowboy shouts to our solar system: "say cheese!"


prickly pear jam with all cowboy breakfasts


and five dollar cowboy sobriety tests


cowboy fashion might not demand suits


but warning to those who forgo cowboy boots


cowboy dreams


cowboy teams


video
and cowboys who've up and run out of steam


oh the land of the cowboy may knock off your socks.
never would've guessed it, but phoenix fucking rocks.

shipped off about ten books for paperbackswap. you should try it out.

read the thief at the end of the world.

"god is great, but the forest is greater." - amazonian proverb

"the yanomami..had no concept of natural death, attributing it instead to black magic - which had to be avenged."

"the story of how one man..pulled off one of the most successful and far-reaching acts of biological piracy in world history."

"from 1850 to 1913, the amazon valley had been the world's single source of high-quality rubber...in 1900, the region produced 95 percent of the world's rubber. by 1928..barely 2.3 percent."

"thirty-four years after henry's theft, the british rubber grown in the far east from henry's seeds would flood the world market, collapsing the amazon economy in a single year."

sketch of a rubber tree being tapped

a rubber tree with tappers' scars

9/10/09