Illustration of Derek Powazek by Adam Ellis

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Two Photos and 7,000 Miles

The internet tells me I’m about 7,000 miles away from that moment right now.

Someplace Else

It’s a strange place. Totally unnatural, since only water is supposed to be there, but now it’s set free and wild.

Swan Swan Hummingbird

Could this be it? An insight to what those words mean, finally, after 20 years of them rattling around in my brain? Could I be right? Only Michael Stipe could know for sure.

They Don’t Complain and They Die Quietly

Psst! If you’re interested in plants, check out Plantgasm, my gardening blog. When I was young, I knew two things…

Chasing Hamburgers

My Grandfather Ben, Dad’s dad, survived the horrors of the Holocaust, as well as the endless heat and mini-malls of…


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Hi, I’m Derek. I make awesome community-centric web stuff. I sometimes post things to Flickr and Twitter. I’m mostly harmless. More.





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