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memento

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memento mori is an art term used to describe an image included in a work that reminds the viewer of their own mortality. These images might appear to be horrific, (ex. grim reaper or dead and decaying bodies), but their intent is to encourage constant readiness; you never know when it’s your turn to go. I think choosing to own up to “you will die” means that you will not squander your precious heartbeats. You […]

Road Rash

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I was flying down a hill on my bicycle (about 18-19 mph). I saw the overflowing creek ahead… running water flowing over the road. Did that stop me? “Nah,” I said, “I’m invincible.” I plowed through and immediately felt my back tire start slipping. I use clipless pedals (so my shoes are literally attached directly to the bicycle… locked in unless you make a fancy movement with your foot.) I tried to compensate by shifting […]

Psst

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Hey bub… Wanna know a secret? The Moleskine legend is a lie. Enjoy the fraud, chief. I have succumbed to my in-the-closet hipster and purchased a new pair of Moleskine notepads (medium sized; one quadruled, one sketchbook) in the past couple of weeks. I have burned through 3 of the smaller books this year. I’m not proud of this. These are incredibly expensive chicken scratch pads. However, I’ve been inspired to try to do some […]

Wrapping things up.

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I gave myself pretty much the entire month of November to wrap things up at CATF. Boy, did that go by fast. I’m staring at the list of stuff that I’d still like to get done and I’m realizing I’d be lucky to get to a fourth of these tasks completed by the end of the week (technically Friday, but for all intents and purposes, Wednesday)… Time to prioritize. They say people are supposed to […]

Moving On

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I’m finally free to talk in public a little bit more about what’s been going on in davidland in the past month or so. The management team at CATF asked me to refrain from speaking about this until they had a chance to call a few people; I also wanted to make sure I had personal conversations with certain folks, as well (if we haven’t talked, yet, don’t worry, I’m slowly working down my list). […]

Bike Riding when it’s cold…

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I thought I would share this little email exchange. My friend, Steve, invited me for a bike ride last weekend, and it was looking like it was going to be cold, so I sent him an email: I may have to pass if it looks like it looked this morning… Brrrr… I don’t have cold weather gear, so my suffering tolerance might be low… I’ll play it by ear and call you in the morning. […]

battering ram

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I just found, in my “misc. notes to process” folder, a scrap of paper containing a quote Don shared with me last Sunday over Curra’s: “Sometimes the only way out is through.” If you hold that to be true, then it’s smart to push with overwhelming vigor… throwing your entire self into the gauntlet to get out as quickly as possible. That doesn’t mean blindly mucking around in the thick of it, but means focusing […]

Additional Car Stuff

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Sheila has a traffic peeve, as well.* “Using technology devices” in a car probably belongs on David’s Driving Commandments but seeing as I’m lusting over the thought of building a computer into my car, complete with LCD screen on the dashboard, WiFi, GPS, chorded keyboard on the steering wheel, voice recognition, MP3 and DVD player, I think I had better nip any potential hypocrisy in the bud, eh? *Speaking of Sheila, I met her at […]

It’s always a little weird

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You know, I don’t go to any great length to hide that this site exists and is about me… I mean, it’s called “davidnunez.com”, for crying out loud. And, yes, I’m vain, and yes, this is an exercise in narcisism; I don’t exactly avoid opportunities to self-promote. Nevertheless, it’s always a little weird when someone you know finally reveals they’ve visited your site… and starts asking you clarifying questions. Well. ‘Tis the nature of the […]