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About songdogmi

I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.

Remember me?

Here’s a bullet-point sort of post to try to cover ground since the last time I posted, which I guess was mid-May? Of 2017, smartypants. – Dave was here Memorial Day weekend, and we saw our last Detroit Symphony concert … Continue reading

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Untimely

No, not a demise, just my writing schedule is untimely. Sorry for the long silence. I’ve had a difficult time trying to convince myself to write, given the current status of things. I’d wake up in the morning, look at … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month

It’s the U.S. National Poetry Month (I think the U.K. has it in October?). I always have great intentions, and I always end up writing a post in late April that begins “I always have great intentions….” I haven’t come … Continue reading

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Checklist

You’d think that importing the entries to WordPress was enough, but there’s still more to be done: 1. Most of my images that appeared in LJ posts were linked from my Flickr account. But a few weren’t, and were hosted … Continue reading

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There’s music, and then there’s music

A week ago, I played a show at my regular coffeehouse with a friend, a couple of singer/songwriters with guitars and caffeine. Tonight, I’m going with another friend to see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra play Mahler’s 10th symphony and a … Continue reading

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Probably the next-to-last LJ post to be here in WP

Users are fleeing LiveJournal over Russian owners’ possible anti-LGBTQ terms (Daily Dot, 6 Apr 2017) After Moving Servers to Russia, LiveJournal Bans ‘Political Solicitation’ (Global Voices, 4 Apr 2017) Also worth noting: The English-language version of the new Terms of … Continue reading

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Beginning of the end, or a new era, one of the two

I just discovered that LiveJournal has updated its terms of service. It’s a little confusing, since there is still an American operation that handles something (I couldn’t quite grasp what), but the new TOS specifically states that it aligns with … Continue reading

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