• I’ve never seen The Treasure of the Sierra Madre but I have seen Troop Beverly Hills and they reference it so I’m probably OK.

  • Portrait of a man in his garage office.

  • Dearest trees,

    Please stop trying to pollenate my laptop. It is incapable of making a baby tree with you.



  • Yogurt lid sparkles

  • I love the Touch Bar.

  • I’m starting to think that eating too much pizza might be bad for me.

  • A reminder for every day including St. Patrick’s Day: do not touch people based on their clothing choices.

  • Still mad about Toadette being anti-union.

  • Norton Juster, Who Wrote ‘The Phantom Tollbooth,’ Dies at 91 - The New York Times

    Norton Juster, Who Wrote ‘The Phantom Tollbooth,’ Dies at 91 - The New York Times:

    “There was once a boy named Milo who didn’t know what to do with himself”

    RIP to the author of my favorite book

  • My Quarantine-iversary family newsletter is now published: richmondfamilymagazine.com/article/u…

  • all ignorance toboggans into know and trudges up to ignorance again

  • All my brain wants to do lately is play Dungeons & Dragons.

  • Robyn’s “Body Talk” is still a masterpiece.

  • As I age, the saxophone solo in R.E.M.’s “Fireplace” grows on me more and more.

  • So… it seems that any email from my samdavies.me account sent to a gmail account gets automatically sorted by gmail as spam. GREAT. THAT’S SUPER FUN.

  • Why aren’t there more conveyor belts incorprated into my everyday life?

  • Knowing me I’d have thought I’d accidentally throw away way more utensils in my lifetime than I have.

  • My letter to 3rd District School Board Representative Gibson in support of Superintendent Kamras

    Boardmember Gibson,

    I’m a 3rd District resident with two kids in RPS, writing to express my strong support for renewing Jason Kamras’s contract for as long as he’s willing to stay here.

    RPS during COVID has been nothing less than superb. Superintendent Kamras’s communication and empathy have brought a level of stability during this crisis that has made it possible for me to keep a modicum of sanity as a parent. His emails are so good, I forward them to friends and family in other parts of our country as examples of how a school system can do things right. I can’t think of the last time I was this proud of one of my public leaders.

    RPS is better than it was four years ago and there’s every indication that four more years with Superintendent Kamras will continue that trend. As my representative, I urge you to work towards and vote to pass an extension of Jason Kamras’s contract for at least four more years.


    Sam Davies

  • Today, works such as The Great Gatsby enter the public domain in the US: Public Domain Day 2021 - Duke University School of Law

  • If I lived in the Soviet Union, I’d treat my obstructive sleep apnea with a CCCPAP.

  • Hello universe. Today may we all be granted a moment to pause, breathe, and be.

  • Rejoice! Today is the shortest day of 2020.

  • I’m surprised my web search for Pikmin-related Gantt charts turned up so few results.

  • I’m much better at organizing 8th grade homework at 40 than I was at 13.

  • There’s nothing quite like the dulcet tones of remote-learning, elementary school recorder class trilling through the neighborhood on a cold December morn.

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