i am from the heartland of the united states of america
i live in paris but also i go other places, too

i write about all those things when i can and then when i remember i put it on this website so other people can read about it if they want to

Friday, April 24, 2015

good weather bonus multiplier / who is hiring


there’s a multiplier, like a bonus multiplier, for how much better paris is in nice weather compared to the cold, grey cloud in which it was enveloped for the december-march doldrums.  it’s somewhere between 3x and 10x and still tbd and not exaggerated.

everybody is outside playing.  old people are hanging on benches, packing squares, spitting philosophy and politics and nonsense to anyone who will listen.  crowds that usually packed barber shops and caf├ęs are spilling out onto sidewalks and stoops.  kids are actually playing.  man.  it’s great.

there’s a canal in the northeastern part of the city called le canal st. martin.  in january, it became my staple running route, and as the weather got nicer and nicer, punctuated by my return into three days of 70 degree sunshine, its banks have been flooded with the parisian youth, hands full of wine and cigarettes from afternoon to early morning.  It's lively and fun.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

the reboot

readers, fans,

after quitting my job and returning to paris from a monthlong trip to the united states to replenish my body's need for family love, plutocratic market capitalism, and pabst blue ribbon, i've decided to reboot the NJiT blog.

in the words of one of the greatest anti-heroes of the mid-2000s whose movie had a trailer that was significantly better than the movie itself (at 0:46),


more to come soon.