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So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.

Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return.

The Staying Philosophy (Everyday Isa)

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Tent, 2014

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Tent, 2014

I do, I undo, I redo

Louise Bourgeois

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Mr. Muo’s Travelling Couch is one of the strangest books I have read in a long while. Dai Sijie writes novels like the film maker which he is. Once on a Moonless Night, another novel of his that I just finished, reads like one very long sentence. It’s hugely dense with stories within stories within stories. That book also has a cinematic quality to it. I am going to re-read his book Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress again. I’m just making a few notes here because I haven’t read a novel for at least a year. I think the last novel I read was Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (a book I’ve read at least four times and will certainly read again) before I started reading history. And history, as you must know, is a very scary thing.

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Some random notes.

Had to go get the oil changed on the car and didn’t take the doge. Hour later when I got home the doge was waiting for me, “like where the fuck you been and why didn’t you take me along.” Still I was greeted like a long lost friend with a doge song, the wagging of a most curious tail, ans some bites.

The weather is dark, cool, moist for a second day. Rain is falling. Could be some thunder and lightning about but have seen that yet. This is perfect summer weather and would be more perfect if it stuck around through August but that is not likely.

On the down hill side of getting those stitches out.

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Carlton Complex fire largest in Washington state history (via Wildfire Today | News and opinion about wildland fire)

This does not mean that everything within the fire boundary is burnt to a crisp. Typically fires skip around and amazingly leave living trees untouched. But this is a bad one for sure and there’s going to be a lot of charred ground.

Carlton Complex fire largest in Washington state history (via Wildfire Today | News and opinion about wildland fire)

This does not mean that everything within the fire boundary is burnt to a crisp. Typically fires skip around and amazingly leave living trees untouched. But this is a bad one for sure and there’s going to be a lot of charred ground.

Woke up to rain. Ate breakfast, waffles and scrambled eggs, made coffee, got in the car and went to the mountains, up the Rattlesnake country. Walked on the strangest road made entirely from talus rock. The road went to the rover but for what purpose I have no idea. Changed venues and drove to to the top of Devil’s Table. Walked around in park like pine grass and pines. Did a lot of sniffing and found some sort of old knee bone from an elk or a deer and had an epic chew session that lasted about half-an-hour. Watched ground squirrels. Saw a turkey vulture. Heard a hawk. Light rain off and on with sun breaks and then shortly after we left the skies darkened and opened up with a drenching rain. The smell of the rain on a very dry forest is something that should be a perfume. All in all a very nice summer day.

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stuff to watch and waste time with

https://vimeo.com/user2326774/videos

Meanwhile the Carlton Complex Fire rolls on. 16% contained. One dead. Entire town burned out. Largest wildfire in the history of the State of Washington at something like 244,000 acres. 

I can’t explain it. I was in the forest today under a drenching rain. Same State but south of the Stewart Mountains.

Meanwhile the Carlton Complex Fire rolls on. 16% contained. One dead. Entire town burned out. Largest wildfire in the history of the State of Washington at something like 244,000 acres.

I can’t explain it. I was in the forest today under a drenching rain. Same State but south of the Stewart Mountains.