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The Critical Mass

I’ve started writing my autobiography. Here’s the outline. Layers of infrastructure fascinate me. Whenever I come across a work crew that’s digging into a street or sidewalk, I always stop and peer into the hole. I love the diesel-engine smell and the comforting mechanical rumble of heavy equipment. One of my favorite sights is a […]

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The Critical Mass

I read The Sunday New York Times, so you don’t have to: Dec. 4 This morning’s coffee, Rwanda freshly roasted by Java Joe. First music of the day: Three discs of jazz bassist Charlie Hayden, on load from the library of Rick Simpson. 1, The Drug Enforcement Agency does its work by making a deal […]

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The Critical Mass

I read the Sunday New York Times, so you don’t have to: Jan. 31: This morning’s coffee: Kenyan. First music of the day: Quicksilver Messenger Service’s Happy Trails, kind of a Bo Diddley beat prog rock. 1, Here’s an alarming headline: “China Leading Race to Make Clean Energy.” Now travel the Time Machine back a […]

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