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In-Flight Menagerie

'shame, shame, to have lived scenes from a woman"s magazine'

Wednesday, June 29, 2005


I titled beecherinnepal's last post 'out of asia, out of blogging'. Less than a month after closing beecherinnepal out, here I am again.

beecherinnepal turned into my hobby in Nepal. That is, writing turned out to be my hobby. I read a lot of Kurt Vonnegut and exile.ru columnists Gary Brecher and Mark Ames.

This blog is an internal reference - more so than beecherinnepal became. That blog ended up being around 40,000 words. From an engineer.

I considered whether to include interesting tidbits from my life in the in-flight menagerie. Like this. Writing for an audience implies a commitment to write regularly for that audience. The audience infers as much, at the very least.

It's been twenty-three days since I got back to the US. I have no great reflections, other than that living in America is hard and fast. Maybe it's the summer party house. I don't think it is entirely the summer party house. All the 'things I have to do' were harder in Nepal, all the 'things I have to think/worry/stay-up-late about' were so much simpler.


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