Tag Archives: Hunter S. Thompson

Me & Hunter, together again: Same same but different

   It is dark and gross outside this morning and that suits me just fine. And though I wrote about the eerie parallels between my life at this exact moment last year and this year, I really had no idea … Continue reading

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John Cusack FTW. Don’t act like you are surprised.

Less than a week before its official US debut, the star (one of) and producer of Hot Tub Time Machine, John Cusack took his promotional mettle to Twitter. As both a regular Twitter user and a follower of Cusack I … Continue reading

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Bob Herbert gets it. I wish the GOP did.

Today one of my students was telling me that he got stumped by one of his university interview questions over the weekend. Considering the student as well as the outcome, I am going to have to say “stumped” is a … Continue reading

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Fog, Full Moons and Obituaries.

Tonight will be a perigee moon. Perigee means the point in the orbit of a heavenly body, especially the moon, or of an artificial satellite at which it is nearest to the earth. However, it is unlikely I will have … Continue reading

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Travel (Writing).

Every time I have the opportunity to take a trip – big, small, exotic, mundane, work-related, totally frivolous, near, far – I am grateful. I am grateful for the opportunity, the variety and the inherent surprises that come even when … Continue reading

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Big things happen on Fridays… If you’re crafty.

It is not Friday in Hong Kong right now. It is Saturday morning. And I am at work, which is a redundant statement, as I have already mentioned I am in Hong Kong. Fridays however, have gotten my attention. Big … Continue reading

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And so it is… A Generation of Swine.

“In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upwardly mobile—and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. We owe that to ourselves … Continue reading

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Five For Friday. But it’s Sunday. Oh Well.

Here is another fun way to spend some time on the internet. The website is called the friday five and the concept is pretty straight forward: five questions from some kind of category (or not) posted on a Friday, to … Continue reading

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A Dark Day. [RIP HST]

Today the major news networks picked up the story of the untimely death of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. The story goes that he apparently shot himself in the kitchen at his compound (the Owl Farm) in Woody Creek, Colorado. Thompson … Continue reading

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