A Minute About Minutae


I know why I picked up this bottle cap you see above. Primarily I removed it from its rusting place at the turnout off Utah Highway 261 just before reaching Interstate 163 otherwise known as the Valley of the Gods otherwise known as the Middle of the Big Nowhere because I hate litter and I have a personal mandate to pick other peoples’ shit up.

But that I kept it means there’s more to it than just removing it from the ecosphere someone had put it however long ago. I kept it and brought it all the way back to scan at my desk here in Los Angeles not just because I like to ponder the mystery of its history, but more because it was something so small in a place so totally vast:

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."