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Recent columns

Direct from the archives of my facebook

The Cosmos in a Cup

I’m really hoping JPL might hire me as its resident poet, where I might knit together space travel, technology, distant nebulae, and Shakespeare’s best sonnets.

A Cozy Contentment

When you achieve hygge (pronounced hoo-ga), you’ve found a cozy contentment in life’s simple pleasures: friends, family, warm blankets, candlelight.

What a Year It’s Been

My dream workout? You dart from one slot machine to the next. When you finish, Dolly Parton brings you a shrimp cocktail.

A Beer With Jimmy Buffett

In mid-January, “even the moon shines with only half a heart,” as Jane Kenyon put it (read her if you get the chance)

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From recent hike at Griffith Park