this week i

counted the number of new medicare beneficiaries in their nongroup market, slated to change.

found robert hunter's handwritten composition of friend of the devil.

would love a statistical history of the united states.  or podcast of american history with statistics.  this comes close, but the story's yet to be told.

liked ross perot when i was ten.  the other two pre-date my political memory, but a great picture.

am surprised i've never seen a bar called baradise.  not saying it's a good idea, just amazed everyone agrees.

went for a run, got lost near the imperial palace, kept running.

love these things, want one badly, but at the end of the day it's just a bicycle with a coin slot.

was reminded of the fortune teller from big.

wrapped up this country.  some of these more zen than others.  leaving tokyo not for the weak at heart.


this week i

like this house.  work hard, trust the neighbors.

arrived in kawasaki for the penis veneration festival.  first sunday of april.  the similarities to easter 2015 end there.

i think the one on the left was d'artagnan

either yawning or aghast. so mona lisa the sequel

the umbrellas are for the rain, pervert

..this went on for an hour.

consider anime the lab-grown meat of pornography.

meant to write this down for a while..

it's a tonal language, vietnamese is

..tanzanians have the opposite problem.  watch out a lhinocelos!

woke up to two earthquakes so far..

they are wearing suits and drinking sake

coffee for me thanks

why the women's restroom line will always be longer than the men's "in one chart"

pollen hijabs


aesop-based subway instructions of the great cities of the world.


this week i

confirmed everything works on macintosh and unix.

found a bug.  hannes fixed it fast.  mo monet mo problems.  also found our estimate from nhanes on the post front page.  no fix for that.

live on nine for another few weeks.

work in every coffee shop i can find.

wonder if bill murray was playing richard gere in lost in translation?  natalie: to get someone like scarlett johansson, he'd have to be.

walk and work and walk and work..

my pet peeve: eyelash pencils while driving

humans for scale

 a graveyard

 a big crow, another commonality with mt. rainier

a tiger roams the shrine

 asia without the neon

kind of like the las vegas sphinx

menus for shy people

okay i will not comb the dog poop but only because there was a sign

even the rubbish heaps are organized, the way ray liotta says organized in goodfellas


that is a fish

that is a spacesaver.  unrelated: ronald reagan was a colossal piece of shit

..that is one of many skylines.

wager that japan has the most white gloves per capita.  and views like this.  tokyo up there among the best.


this week i

estimated the outcome of the affordable care act come tax time.  we quantified the surprises.  this project required everything that i know.

arrived in tokyo.  my grandmother would hate that i'm here.  they drive on the left and read up to down.

would buy a godzilla halloween costume, pacifier, rattle, maybe a bonnet.  tramp around the city and smash mailboxes and newspaper stands and stuff, like a good baby godzilla.  a world without consequences shouldn't be just bank robberies, you know.

equate chinese:latin as japanese:french as korean:basque.  or if chinese:german then japanese:english maybe korean:gaelic.  this is a dumb game.

ordered wrong.  this is my donut with seaweed.  and..

this is a crosswalk

this is a homeless person's house

this is a prayer ashtray

this is a dragon spittoon

this is what modern childhood has over mine

this is the second-best view of the city

this is what happens if you walk into a little restaurant and shrug your shoulders and nod until they bring you something

..this is the right season.

revere junichiro koizumi.  everyone over forty looks distinguished.  taxi drivers wear full-on suits.  the japanese have got it down.

read charles rosenberg's therapeutic medicine, a summary of how - but not why - mistakes were made.

the term "empiric" was a pejorative until the mid-nineteenth century

the indicators for bleeding were carefully demarcated in formal medical thought..yet laymen often demanded it even when the state of the pulse and general condition of the patient contraindicated the loss of blood.

watched citizenfour, laura poitras' documentary of the first days of edward snowden.  the academy dun good.

my personal desire is that you paint the target directly on my back.

people self-police

every spit and cough of every american's life

i'm eating a little less.  that's the only difference

it's supposed to be difficult to invade someone's privacy