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Daisy Gets Overly Ambitious With the Parsley

We noticed this thing with Daisy, though. When she starts eating, she grabs a big mouthful and just goes to town. She won’t try to pick out a modest piece – she’ll grab as much as she can manage, and then wrestle the whole thing in the air as she slowly chews it down.

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Abandoned School Project

I didn’t see any kids around, and given some of the water damage I spotted… my best guess is that this has been sitting for some time. Possibly left here the day before, on someone’s way home.

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LEGO Sisyphus Automata

Watching Adam and Norm create this machine from scratch was a delight. There is something great about watching nerds in their nerd zone, totally nerding it up. It’s amazing.

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Mysterious Metra Marks

I spotted this the other day: two metal tracks, right in the middle of the floor. This is from the 56th street station, and I’ve passed it daily for many years now – and never really noticed it.

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Whitman, Alabama

For two years, filmmaker Jennifer Crandall has crisscrossed this deep Southern state, inviting people to look into a camera and share a part of themselves through the words of Walt Whitman. The 19th century poet’s “Song of Myself” is a quintessential reflection of our American identities.

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Aaron Espe: Everyday

With that change, right on that word – the whole song takes on more of a somber tone. While the slower pace and Espe’s voice helps remove some of the sugar from the song, it’s that note, that shift on the phrase “come my way” that really made me look at this as an incredibly sad song.

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Measure Twice, Measure Twice Again

Everything else mostly fell into place after that, though it was a bit slow going. The first set of measurements took a while, as Liz and I talked through the logic of what needed to be recorded, and how those lines translated over to the plywood.

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Liz, the Bringer of Light

I’m not sure why but on opening this up and taking out the lightbulb, my first action was to put it up to my nose and to smell it. I have no idea what made me do this, but it was almost instinctive/reflexive.

This light bulb is different: smell it. I’m so weird.

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Crane and Mini-Crane

On my walk to the Metra each morning, I see in the distance a large crane. It’s visible once I get along 55th, but it becomes even more so when I’m on the Metra platform.

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Liz, Planning

When checking in on Liz tonight, I found her surrounded by yarn. More than that, she had her head down writing things down in her notebook and constantly going back over to her phone.

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