this week i

published on extended prescription fills.

don't think coronavirus will do it, but understand society absolutely can collapse.  we in the west are not guaranteed good government

attribute atheism to communicable diseases, infection medicine, that viruses move across species, we are animals, self-aware enough to know it

note jhu placed unassigned geographies on the bight of benin, zero north south zero east west.  spreads via sneeze and doorknob

question: does "gonna" appear in the OED?  search result: "gonna" is an eye dialect. OED has a paywall, mw does not

saw full bloom before lockdown.  can america drink outside yet?


this week i

rank junko partner my favorite drug addict rotating between homelessness and jail song.  wiping with water everyone else's chief concern.  as the professor longhair big chief rumba mambo calypso call and response goes, find a levee burn it down, find a levee burn it down

filled out the census, five minutes.  marcie and david cooked mac and cheese, guessed after about ten of twenty questions.  new house already home

ate kenyan crab samosa before driving lessons before this before pakistani counter service

guess it makes sense the world's richest man would be best positioned to weather this storm.  shipment service delivers anything without human contact, newspaper designed to attract constant attention and broadcast life or death information, shuttle company to leave the planet

compiled some french

etre: to be
je suis
tu es
il/elle est
nous sommes
vous etes
ils/elles sont


je parle
tu parles
il/elle parle
nous parlons
vous parlez
ils/elles parlent

tu aimes
il/elle aime
nous aimons
vous aimez
ils/elles aiment

je mange
tu manges
il/elle mange
nous mangeons
vous mangez
ils/elles mangent

mango = mangue

je commence
tu commences
il/elle commence
nous commencons
vous commencez
ils/elles commencent

caca = kaakaa
çaça = saasaa

les articles indefinis
un, une, des

les articles definis
le, la, les, l'

l' precedes singular vowels and h


hot dog in canada: chien chaud

girlfriend in canada: ma blonde, not petite amie

boyfriend in canada: mon chum, not petit ami

words borrowed from english are masculine

plural doesn't always add an "s"

mon portable

un gomme = eraser


this week i

updated our health coverage estimates by race and ethnicity

met rupak at little serow before nih training

missed zero february days

visited deale for seafood, vintage trail, jug bay sanctuary.  we have a game.  her: anyway.  me: anyhow.  her: anywho.  me: anywhere.  her: anywhat.  me: anywhy.  her: anywhen.  me: dammit, you win.  she asked if i knew what an emoji was, i texted back, "any(owl)"

see it now: the vhs cover image of home alone is an edvard munch original.  if you want someone to listen to, make it professor longhair

read english as she is spoke by jose de fonseca & pedro carolino.  mark twain's favorite

idiotisms and proverbs

these apricots and these peaches make me and to come water in my mouth

we shall have a fine weather to day.
there is some foggy.
i fear of the thunderbolt.
the sun rise on.
the sun lie down.
it is light moon's.

with a hair dresser:
your razors, are them well?
yes, sir.
comb-me quickly; don't put me so much pomatum.  what news tell me?
all hairs dresser are newsmonger.
sir, i have no heared any thing.
a blind did hid five hundred crowns in a corner of their garden; but a neighbour, which was perceive it, did dig up and took its.  the blind not finding more her money, was suspect that might be robed, but one work for take again it?  he was going find the neighbour, and told him that he came to get him a council; that he was a thousand crowns which the half was hided into a sure part and i don't know if i want, if to put the remains to the same part.  the neighbour was council him so and was hasten to carry back the sum, in the hope soon to draw out a thousand.  but the blind having finded the money, was seized it, having called her neighbour, he told him: "gossip, the blind saw clearer than this that may have two eyes"


this week i

visited the aquatic gardens during a windy winter.  bridges to nowhere

ate newton street last supper


clapped cecilia accompanying chapati chef

consider the power of love by huey lewis and the news to be an exceptional song held back by its sterile genre

wonder what the social life is like for foreign actors working in j.a.v.  the loneliest expat circle of them all

suppose i'm still amazed this garbage is the president.  this is not normal.  pence voted for carter.  good material though

harriet tubman doing wakanda forever on a visa card

not on my month, bro

who were ya'll praying to?  the ghost of blackface past?

black people can't get the coronavirus

charred the damn steak.  upstairs to apologize for the fire alarm going off, he was snoring.  next evening found a mound of pistachio shells


(1) funding the apocalypse

humans have released more carbon dioxide since hansen's congressional testimony than in all of history before

a million syrian refugees to europe (driven in part by the deep drought that helped spark the civil war) and a million central american refugees to our southern border (driven in part by relentless drought in honduras and guatemala) have unhinged the politics of both continents

(2) the oppressive city

why cities only emerged some five millennia after the first crops and herds were domesticated

many crops - such as grains, potatoes, taro, and breadfruit - can support high human population densities.  but it was only in the grain-based societies that the world's first cities arose..grain is the perfect crop for taxation.  it is storable, allowing for the accumulation of wealth; it matures simultaneously and predictably and is impossible to hide before harvest, making the tax collector's job easy; and because grain is divisible, rulers can maximize their take, leaving the grower with only enough for bare subsistence.  compare that with a crop, like potatoes, that grows underground.  a portion of any root crop can easy escape the tax collector's notice, providing the grower with a measure of independence.  for a ruler, that can be dangerous: a well-fed and economically independent people are less likely to be induced to labor on monumental buildings, or indeed to accept any impositions from above

mesopotamian scribes used identical marks for laborers as they do for "state-controlled herds of domestic animals"