Robert (gurdonark) wrote,


Today I went on a quick business trip to Austin, in which I flew down at the veriest early part of the dawn, and returned in the afternoon in the back compartment of a large pick-up truck. The weather, once broken, stayed, horse-like, friendly to the saddle still. After a weekend sojourn among the sweeter Kansas City barbecue, I enjoyed returning to a Texas-style place for lunch in Waco, at which entree and vegetables were placed in a circular metal contraption.

I listened to a compact disc of birdsong, upon which the sound of the song sparrow always captures my imagination. I fancy that on the Lake Ray Roberts Greenbelt Trail I heard a song sparrow this Summer. I thought to myself of pithy sayings, such as the fact that a house sparrow is neither a house nor a sparrow, but tihs kind of pith, if pith is the word, requires a kind of absorption in sparrowness I find far too much of a lark to adopt.

I picked up an MP3 player tonight at the Fry's electronics store, having missed the "cheaper than cheap" sale items in the Labor Day frenzy, but settling on an economical and morally correct 1GB system at a reasonable price, for a good, solid travel unit. I've been downloading and saving various Creaive Commons works I enjoy to get the player initiated in good order. I really like a short bit of classical-influenced material,

Marco Raaphorst, "Blowing Snow", on

I like about short weeks that they are not as long as long weeks. I have had five sheepish moments about essentially nothing at all, except the mild resonance in my imagination with which my mind confronts worry about communicative interactions, in this medium or that, except that, as of this moment, I am listening to Peter Koniuto's wonderful album "past andromeda" (an amazing free ambient download on, and cannot really be bothered.


  • Foggy Weekend

    Saturday morning I got some work done. I took a walk in Glendover Park, and later took a walk in Story Park. The weather hinted rain all day, but…

  • light days and dark novel

    I felt pleased that the presidential inauguration went forward without any further crises. For the second time in 12 years, a Democratic president…

  • Ruddy Science

    Last night we watched Lulu Wang's film "The Farewell", which we both enjoyed. The subtitles were difficult to read--I wish the film had…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded