Approaching the one-year mark since arrival in Ethiopia, it’s clear that I’ll never cover, in this blog, all of the topics, or ever address the myriad of random/interconnected observations/thoughts/impressions/inklings, floating around that distant confluence of the sub and conscious…

… so for now I will simply list the titles of various posts that I may or may not write soon, may want to write in the future, or may have wanted to write in the past. This is all a subset or corollary to the ever-growing backlog of creative projects, some sketched out, some partly finished, others merely the twinkle in some imaginary, creative eye that I’m continually accumulating (Rule of Play, Reconfigured Memories, and Retaining Walls and other Accommodations), to name but three.

My friend Tom once suggested that simply writing down or listing ideas for creative projects might be a good enough substitute for actually carrying them through into completed works, especially when considering the fact that most of them will never see the light of day, anyway. I rejected that proposition way back when, but now, many years later, I see that he was right all along.

So, without further ado, here is the list … random ideas in random order. Maybe a few of these will catch some rays of sunshine or be lifted by a sudden gust of wind in the coming year … or maybe some reader will promote one to the top of the list through dint of expressed curiosity …

  • Hospital and Hospitality
  • Gawkers and their Allies
  • Ray Charles on Mars / Hal Hartley in Ethiopia
  • Out of Orbit in the Teachers’ Lounge
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Corrupt
  • The Birds
  • A Day in the Life
  • Ethiopian English Mini-Glossary
  • Hotels: A Survey
  • Bajaj!
  • Where is Mexico? Who is Martin Luther, king?
  • Placement
  • A Honking Lexicon
  • What a Difference a Cheese Makes



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