adjective des·ul·to·ry \ ˈde-səl-ˌtȯr-ē , -zəl- ; di-ˈsəl-t(ə-)rē , -ˈzəl- \

Desultory notes, as in:
Definition of desultory
1 : marked by lack of definite plan, regularity, or purpose

    a dragged-out ordeal of … desultory shopping —Herman Wouk

2 : not connected with the main subject desultory comments
3 : disappointing in progress, performance, or quality a desultory fifth place finish a desultory wine

Not as in:
Desultory was part of the first wave of Swedish death metal bands, alongside Entombed, Dismember, and others. Into Eternity, their Metal Blade debut following a lesser-known EP release, is standard for the genre, energetic and forceful, straddling the line between the more brutal American death style and the melodic Gothenburg variety.

GatsbyJS Hello World

Cool react based static site generator. Dig it.

Get Started
Gatsby is a blazing-fast static site generator for React.

Install Gatsby’s command line tool
npm install –global gatsby-cli
Using the Gatsby CLI
Create a new site.
gatsby new gatsby-site
cd gatsby-site
gatsby develop — Gatsby will start a hot-reloading development environment accessible at localhost:8000
Try editing the javascript pages in src/pages. Saved changes will live reload in the browser.
gatsby build — Gatsby will perform an optimized production build for your site generating static HTML and per-route JavaScript code bundles.
gatsby serve — Gatsby starts a local HTML server for testing your built site.

Mobile Bike Repair

Seen on 17th Street, Denver last week:
20180713_144810 is a fleet of mobile bicycle shop vans serving the greater Denver, Boulder, Ft. Collins metro area and suburbs. Our big Step van includes a Pablo’s Bike Cafe that attends major cycling events on Colorado and local Food Truck events. The world is going mobile and we will come to you.

Brand New Beggar

Rule of the Bone, Russell Banks.
“… I was just going to float awhile on an hour-to-hour basis and see what developed.
When I mentioned that to I-Man he said I was on my way to being a brand-new beggar and gave me this warm smile. No plans, no regrets, he said. Praise an’ thanks must be sufficient unto ev’ry day.
I said yeah but it’d be hard to do that for the rest of my life. Making plans and having regrets, man, they’re like second nature to me.
Y’ first nature, dat be what you got to come to, mon…”

Brand New Beggar, Third World
I’ve changed (yes I have)
I’m a brand new beggar
I’ve changed
I’m a brand new beggar

Movin’, movin’ around
I been travellin’ from town to town
Sellin’ and even put down
My best friend (heh) by the pound
I thought that happiness was mine
Dressed in silks and drinking wine
But now I’m face to face with me
I look around and suddenly..

Oh oo oh oo oh
I’ve changed (yes I have)
I’m a brand new beggar
(I took a look and..)
I’ve changed
I’m a brand new beggar (yeah)

Loneliness can be quite dread
‘Cause no sees inside your head
I can’t judge a man by scrutiny (oh I say..)
One day coffee, next day tea
And I thought that happiness was mine
Dressed in silk and drinking wine
But now I’m face to face with me
I look around and suddenly..

I’ve changed
I’m a brand new beggar (yeah)
I’ve changed (yes I have)
I’m a brand new beggar
(but it’s the same old thing)
I said I’ve changed
I’m a brand new beggar
I’ve changed (yes I really changed)
I’m a brand new beggar..

via Jah Lyrics

Concord Hymn

Sung at the Completion of the Battle Monument, July 4, 1837
By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
   Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood
   And fired the shot heard round the world.
The foe long since in silence slept;
   Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
   Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.
On this green bank, by this soft stream,
   We set today a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
   When, like our sires, our sons are gone.
Spirit, that made those heroes dare
   To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
   The shaft we raise to them and thee.


Ralph Waldo Emerson


Happy Fourth of July

Here’s a Fourth of July tradition you don’t see much these days. It’s interesting to imagine what the Fourth was like when people were around who remembered what things were like when the Red Coats were here.

“BOOK III. (Duodecimo), CHAPTER 1. (Huzza Porpoise).
This is the common porpoise found almost all over the globe. The name is of my own bestowal; for there are more than one sort of porpoises, and something must be done to distinguish them. I call him thus, because he always swims in hilarious shoals, which upon the broad sea keep tossing themselves to heaven like caps in a Fourth-of-July crowd. Their appearance is generally hailed with delight by the mariner. Full of fine spirits, they invariably come from the breezy billows to windward. They are the lads that always live before the wind. They are accounted a lucky omen. ”

Moby Dick, Herman Melville