Author Archives: Nim

About Nim

LFM to look for meaning. Even geeks can change the world, right? Well, giddyup.

And fuck you in particular, sir

Today I learned that someone at work asked my boss “why he even hired me”. After a few choice splutterings, I feel compelled to highlight a bright spot in this. First of all, I invented this job. I wrote the … Continue reading

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To my Austin friends

This is to anyone and everyone “back home” who considers me a friend, or who ever has considered us friends. I’m thinking of you even more than usual, and hoping quick-dries and safety for you. I want to thank you. … Continue reading

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About my tree friends

My neighbor says they’ve estimated our trees to be 200 feet tall. We watch hummingbirds perching even tinier on the branches, and squirrels become big wall climbers up the bark. I wonder what squirrels at Yosemite do. My tree friends … Continue reading

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More weeks, more boxes

We’re at something like 5 weeks in California, and a single week in our new place. I should say new, “little” place. It’s spacious by California standards, but it ain’t gonna fit my shit. I’ve been crushed under the psychological … Continue reading

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One month a Californian

Things are shaping up. We found a little home to rent, nestled under some of the biggest redwoods we’ve seen outside a state park. We’re especially excited to see them daily and listen to the wind in their branches above … Continue reading

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Week 3: surfers and supplicants

Let me start with the good: I’m so grateful my Friday work location can be flexible. We parked at a cafe in Santa Cruz so we could keep a couple appointments to look at places that day, presumably before anyone … Continue reading

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Californian, week 2. Roses and redwoods

This week I’m feeling more “local”. I don’t feel like a local Or that I am a local, I’m just feeling like I’m getting the hang of things here. Sort of. I mean, the whole work week was insane, including … Continue reading

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