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De File - "Dad, you look like a Republican with bad fashion sense."
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"Dad, you look like a Republican with bad fashion sense."
I know this outfit looks absurd, but when you're pruning mesquite six feet up on a ladder with both an electric and manual saw, wearing protective gear is de rigeur. Admittedly, the long-sleeve shirt with quilted insulation DOES get hot, even on what is for Tucson a surprisingly temperate summer day. But the suffering it induces is far preferable to the scratches I would otherwise get from mesquite thorns, which not only draw blood, but also inspire an allergic reaction in me that makes it hard to breathe easily

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judo100 From: judo100 Date: September 12th, 2012 01:41 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Edward Scissors Hands visits Japan!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 12th, 2012 04:54 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Pretty much!
barca_k From: barca_k Date: September 13th, 2012 02:58 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Darth... Pruner-?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 13th, 2012 11:33 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'd like to think that Darth Pruner would incline more in the direction of the famous Little Black Dress. . .
barca_k From: barca_k Date: September 14th, 2012 02:24 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
True, true. Heh heh.
mallorys_camera From: mallorys_camera Date: October 6th, 2012 12:30 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I like what you wrote about smell and memory below, so I am adding you to my LJ flist.

Hope you keep writing.
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ABOUT DE FILE
You're looking at content from my Live Journal, which I have been keeping since 2003. I consider it a personal blog, though it lacks stream-of-consciousness revelations that typify that genre.

That said, if you manage to discern the confessional mode within entries that are superficially tight-lipped, I will reward you handsomely. Or at least pretend to do so.

In addition to reflections, however mediated, on my daily activities, De File features periodic excavations of material from my "files," a revelation sure to disturb anyone who has seen my garage. It's an experiment in integrating past and present, perhaps with a little redemption along the way.

Politics is always on my mind, but rarely explicit here. I’m working on a theory about what personal writing like this does to literary identification and why some people resist its pull so powerfully. But my goal is to make that theory dissolve in my practice, a density in liquid.

You'll note that I have links to blogs not on LiveJournal directly above, as well as assorted websites of note. The blogs I read regularly on LiveJournal itself fall under "FRIENDS" at the top, for those of you unfamiliar with LJ’s workings.

You can write me. I'm "cbertsch" before the circle-a and "comcast.net" after it.
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