Posts tagged “life”

The Seam and the Hole

If you put the seam right over the hole, the coffee drips.

Blogger Insider

I’m two weeks behind in posting my Blogger Insider questions and answers. I suppose I owe apologies to Jaz and Mike. So, without further ado … Here are the questions Mike asked me and my answers:



This article, The Images That Won’t Let Us Go, is painfully true. The Challenger explosion seems like nothing to me now. This is just so much. You don’t even need to say it. Everyone knows. Everyone in the country, in the world probably … You can just say, “Did you know anyone there?” Or, “Have


So what’s shakin’ in your neck of the woods? Apparently the San Andreas decided to wait exactly one year to welcome me to California.

Big Deal

I surprised myself and actually accomplished quite a bit tonight. Gears are spinning. Wheels are in motion. Things are happening. What will tomorrow bring? … wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door … who is it for?

Crappy Meme

I don’t know about it being a meme, Ernie, but compare this to this to this. Sucks, no?

Walking Backwards

breathing deeply, walking backwards – blink 182, Roller Coaster It scares me, walking backwards. When I was a little boy I used to walk with my eyes closed all the time. I would press my back against a wall and stretch my arms and close my eyes and creep along, always excited to find a


A few days ago I was showing someone my Visor and the woman saw deadman in my contacts and said, “Deadman? you know someone named deadman?” I laughed and said, “Yeah. He’s a cool guy. He’s a friend of mine.” It was a strange moment. And in that instant I thought about how many people

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.