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August 30, 2013

Scratch That

one of these suckers

 

Erasers. Every so often I circle back to thinking about the invention of the eraser. It isn’t an especially glamorous invention, but its elegance is hard to match.

 

I reenact the scene in my head:

Him or her hunched over a drawing board, pencil in hand (maybe charcoal?) destroying page after page of valuable paper all in the effort to sketch up the next big new thing or write their masterpiece composition. Then all of the sudden, it dawns on them. Instead of constantly trying to keep up with their changing mind or the next big idea, they embrace the fact that darn near everything you could write down will need modification or become obsolete. Here is the Genius bit. The solution is to create something that destroys.. disassembles if you will. Erase.

 

Its like a controlled burn, an antibiotic to absent mindedness, fickleness, general being a person-ness. I used about half of a 2″ x 1″ eraser today drafting a pipeline system diagram. It reminded me of homework in college. something something something im tired of this topic.

August 27, 2013

First Post

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I’m new, and I like it.

 

I don’t post comments on youtube or picture dump sites. People call it lurking, I consider it abstaining. It may take me a little while to settle into posting on a blog, but I think that if I stick with it, it will do good things for me and ideally for those who read what I write.

 

The issue is I won’t have much time to practice. I leave for a road trip this Saturday, and I wanted to set this up before I shove off. I expect to have plenty of time between stops to think up interesting things to share and plenty of time once I get to camp to draft something up.

 

That’s all.

 


Trip Highlights


 

I made up a visual index of my best stories from the road.

 

This is where I recommend you start.

 

 

 


Photo Gallery


 

My favorite pictures from across the country, individually annotated and organized by state.

 

 

 


National Park Cliff Notes


 

Short descriptions of the history and geography of each national park with a few recommendations on what to do.

 

 


Jump to a random national park


 

 

The less well known parks are better because of their obscurity.