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A mesostic

At first you didn't Believe
                  thAt we could be
                   fRiends but you've
  changed how you acKnowledge me when I'm 
 outside your window
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Five Four

A mesostic

With each Fall of my Foot the sense
      of tIme can almOst feel 
 natural, Vital compoUnding 
       momEntum the gRoove deep

In fact, this is a double mesostic. I haven’t done one of these previously. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before, though I imagine they must exist. I have seen double acrostics.

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I’ve Got Some Mesostics in The B0ardside

A local zine

Stoked to have two pages of mesostics in the third issue of The B0ardside (tagline: “Art and Culture from the Edge of the World,” that being the ocean side of San Francisco). The invitation came from Thorsten Sideb0ard, the B0ardside cofounder who put together the Algorithmic Art Assembly, at which I gave a talk back in March 2019. Here’s the cover (atop the two previous issues) and the spread.

More at

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From the past week

I do this manually each Saturday, collating recent tweets I made at, my public notebook. Some tweets pop up (in expanded form or otherwise) on sooner. It’s personally informative to revisit the previous week of thinking out loud.

▰ Morning sounds:

  • bird singing outside open window
  • refrigerator humming
  • car ignoring stop sign at corner
  • cabinet closing
  • distant motor rumbling
  • drawer opening
  • elderly person talking (unintelligibly aside from emotional content) to their dog on the street below

▰ UFO in the hallway toward the ceiling

▰ “If John Cage Rode a Horse”

Third in a short series

▰ A subtly differentiated soundmark of the neighborhood, north side of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, is the occasional appearance of what seems like the buzz of an approaching swarm of especially slow-moving bees but is in fact duckling-like Segways transporting tourists.

▰ Two of my favorite words with which to start the day are “gatefold essay.”

▰ Misplaced my earbuds so I played Fugazi really loud from my phone and heard them on a shelf across the room.

▰ Listening to old Monolake records and tidying the week’s notes. Have a great weekend, folks.

☑ Commemorate Juneteenth
☑ Support some local businesses
☑ Catch up on science news
☑ Re-watch a favorite movie with the sound off
☑ Get some rest

See you Monday, or maybe Tuesday.

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A mesostic

        The White 
           cAps' white noise 
models improVisation,
        pattErn changing
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