M72 Bus Transfer 1994

I forgot how detailed these bus transfer slips were in 1994. So much to read. Today it’s simply “Free transfer local to local.”

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.mobi redux

I let sorabji.mobi, one of my favorite domains, expire a few months ago. .mobi is a failed top level domain originally intended for use by websites that were designed for mobile devices. That was before seemingly everything was...

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Got on the Wrong Bus…

Got on the wrong bus today and ended up at the Hutchinson River Parkway and Lafayette Avenue, across the street from Saint Raymond’s Cemetery. I’d only entered St. Raymond’s two or three times, years ago, on...

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The Punjab Emergency Room

A couple of days ago I stepped on a shard of glass sharp enough to penetrate the bottom of my shoe. It felt like it came but a millimeter away from stabbing the bottom of my foot but I managed to stop my forward motion,...

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Older Guy Beats the Snot Out of a Teenage Kid

At first I thought they were making out. I remember hearing alternate jeers from the gathered crowd. One side said “Teach that kid a lesson!” The other was “You can’t chokehold a kid like that!” I don’t know what led up to this but guess the kid disrespected the elder, who knew what he was doing way more than the younger, and the former paid a price for it. Aah, Astoria, September, 2011.

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Antonio Soler, Keyboard Sonata #25

Somehow I have managed to mostly avoid the keyboard music of Antonio Soler, the Spanish composer often compared to fellow countryman Domenico Scarlatti. Based on my evolving journey through Soler’s music I find the...

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Bonfire at the Crematory

Here’s something I, for one, don’t see everyday. In one minute this car at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Astoria went from peacefully parked to fully engulfed in flame. I wouldn’t know what caused it, but all...

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A Stramble Through St. Michael’s Cemetery

It’s not my favorite cemetery, but it might still be where I end up spending eternity anyway. That decision making process is still in the works. This stramble led to many of my usual destinations, including certain of the...

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Sated

sorabji: STOP NETSEXING!!! IT’S UNSEEMLY!! >:P friend of yore: hahaha how did you know? friend of yore: 😉 sorabji: a d00d knows, somehow friend of yore: haha. i was just about to go to bed. friend of yore: how are...

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Throbbing Nuclear Egg

The camera on Samsung’s Galaxy S9+ is, for the most part, pretty impressive… Except when it makes the sun look like a giant throbbing nuclear egg, causing a bioluminescent pixie to dance on the ground in front of me....

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I Started Collecting Pictures of These Things…

…and then I stopped collecting pictures of these things. They are obviously some kind of surveying guideposts, of which I found a couple others today. But the text on the others more or less explained the purpose of the...

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181 Alignment

A couple of curious alignments of the 181 took place this week. Someone contacted me about doing an interview for their podcast. The email included a link to their YouTube channel. The channel had 181 followers. I later got this...

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Siegfried Langgard: Liebeslied (Love Song)

This is what I did with yesterday’s unexpected extra hour (I forgot about the daylight savings time thing). This piece has fistfuls of notes but it’s not too difficult until the end with the long stretches in the...

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Questions Answered

To bring as much closure as possible to last week’s existential discovery, I found a breakthrough piece of evidence on Saturday that led to the dismissal of virtually any questions I had left about whether I really did...

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Stain

Just some follow-up, or follow-on, as I sometimes see people say, to yesterday’s existential weirdness: I remain in limbo, which is where I intend to stay for all time, as to whether I have a daughter. Such a strange and...

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A YouTube Intervention, Four Years Later

In August, 2016, I posted a longer version of this video to YouTube. It shows a daredevil dude scaling the surface of the Trump Tower using suction cups. Yesterday, over four years later, with zero human contact, YouTube’s...

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Not That Kenny

This is my mail-in ballot. I was so hoping this Working Families candidate for New York’s...

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Fell Down the Rabbithole

I spent much of today gone down a rabbithole I had no idea was out there. 25 years ago I had an affair with a married woman. I’m not proud of it, and don’t talk of it with a whiff of braggadocio or trying to impress...

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Turnout For Early Voting is Phenomenal

I documented this for my own satisfaction but thought it interesting enough to share, if only for the record. This is the first time New York has done early voting, and from the turnout today and yesterday it’s hard to...

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My Mother Considered Letting Me Go Early.

She mentioned it twice, both times driving the car whilst circambcombanducantortadillaybewildered, saying it was always/only a woman’s right, not any man’s, a sentiment with which I never disagreed, on instinct,...

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A Random Map

Just pulled a GPX file at random from my stash of hundreds, even thousands of recorded journeys....

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