Monday, January 31, 2005

Just in the nick of time...

along comes Karen with a G-mail invite! Bye-bye verizonmail! Outlook 2003 is permanently confused. And I am back in business. Thanks Kinesis!

Something wrong with Verizon

Ted says so. Takes a long time to send. So my email is down. I can get, but I can't send. Now my hope is that when it comes back, I haven't irretrevably munged the settings....

oh, guck

I was going in this morning. I was. But then I thought, "why?"

Cough cough cough. I did manage to sleep 10 hours last night, though, so I seem to be back on schedule. If I stay awake all day. Of course, if I stay awake all day I will be more or less conscious of having the flu...


Sunday, January 30, 2005

Sunday morning

Now I am tired. Of course, I was awake all last night having been dozy for 30 hours or so. So I don't really know how I am. We shall see throughout the day, I suppose. I want to get up so I can get back to life by tomorrow, but maybe not just yet. I am hoping this thing is on the wane, though...

Saturday, January 29, 2005


Untitled Document: "575 Riverside Drive"

NOOOOO! (no no no no)

Making Light: Influenza: "A strange side-effect of doing that while I was half off my head with fever was that I'd keep thinking I'd missed some favorite bit I remembered from earlier viewings of the documentaries. Then I'd realize that I'd transformed some remembered chunk of text into a false memory of that same passage filmed in Ken Burns' documentary style."

Okay,Ted, I'm being good

I am eating my soup. I put hot sauce in it. The internet is not spiriting away my former home along with my former roommate. And all manner of things will be well...

or, The Twilight Zone

Google Search: "A final story: the national headquarters"
Now this is not a possible thing. I went back to Google to link to the "God Box" quote. Couldn't find it. Googled the address. Wasn't there. But I had printed out the story yesterday so I typed in the first few words of it as you see above. It is not there. It is gone from Google in 24 hours. Why?

It read thusly (and yes, I realize this sounds much like the penultimate scene from Harvey):
A final story: the national headquarters for the Presbyterian Church, along with the American Baptists, the United Church of Christ and several other denominations used to be located all together in one building, 575 Riverside Drive in New York City. It was affectionately called, 'The God Box.' There's a story about a visitor to the 'God Box' who arived in NYC by train and took a cab to the building. Along the way the cabbie leaned back and asked,'What kind of place is this, anyway?' The visitor explained that it was the headquarters of a number of churches. The cabbie said, 'Well, I've carried a few fares up here and they have always been real nice people. They treat me good. They're polite and respectful. And they tip OK, too. Tell me, how the hell do you people get like that?'


So about a decade ago give or take a year or six, Allison asked me to find a Sanatayana quote, which I couldn't. Then, some five years ago I found her again in a Googlesearch, asking about the same quote on a Sanatayana site. Last night I looked for her again, but that 2000 query is still all that remains. I googled the quote again and this time I got a hit: someone had posted it in a blog in China, which Google kindly translated for me, and they had the cite.

Woefully, I responded to the old query. But still I have not found Allison. I did find a document saying that the NYC building where we lived in the 80's had been, circra 1912, called the "God Box" because it was then the headquarters of several American church denominations. Apparently neither of us finished our Ph.Ds as I don't find her in Dissertation Abstracts. Perhaps she is still at the God Box. Perhaps she is in China discussing Santayana. Perhaps, even, she might be in Eureka, she might be anywhere.


plagiarism or revolution

And I am not alone

"Additionally (and this might be my own opinion, only) I think a bit of color helps break up all those words: a visual equivalent of a deep breath before plunging back in for another swim."

Ahh(choo!) the weekend.....

Saturday morning and I feel better. The "flu", or whatever it is, finally hit me Thursday night and I came home from work around noon yesterday. Spent the day and night in bed, sleeping mostly (although I did watch Valley Curtain and Running Fence, in honor of the current Christos' The Gates project which once again I won't be able to see. I still love Running Fence. Haven't yet seen the other three films in the set.) Fever seems to have broken some, and the weather looks gloomy out there, but all in all I'm hoping this won't be too bad a bout. Plan on snugging in abed all weekend anyway, though. Read those books, view those discs! Somebody write to me?

No time to make any pictures, so I put another placemarker up mid-week. I don't like the look of this (or anything!) all text...

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

nudder pitcher

I can't bring myself to, but you might wish to

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly . COMMENTARY . House of Bishops Meeting . January 14, 2005 | PBS: "read the comments of six Episcopal bishops after the recent House of Bishops meeting, January 12-13, 2005 in Salt Lake City."

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

In this Battle of Wits, the Fox News Anchor was Unarmed

via Blogula Rasa: "Right, but, well, no, I, look, I mean, the President has, has addressed this, hasn't he, he said that this is a, I believe the quote was ..."
"Wackiness: 22/100
Rationality: 52/100
Constructiveness: 66/100
Leadership: 34/100 "

A Sober, Emotional, Constructive Follower?

"You are passionate about your causes and steadfast in your commitments. Once you've made up your mind, no one can convince you otherwise. Your politics are left-leaning, and your lifestyle choices decidedly temperate and chaste.

You do tremendous work when focused, but usually you operate somewhat distracted. You blow hot and cold, and while you normally endeavor on the side of goodness and truth, you have a massive mean streak which is not to be taken lightly. You don't get mad, you get even."

Monday, January 24, 2005

In case you were wondering

"Digression:The act of digressing or deviating, esp. from the main subject of a discourse; hence, a part of a discourse deviating from its main design or subject. "

But I digress...

Sunday, January 23, 2005

You don't say!

"If nothing else, the current controversy confirms that, in some cases, such questions can have more than mere theoretical implications."

Ahh, the wages of self-deception...

In la-la land: "Watson said Burden's work was controlled and that the audiences never felt in jeopardy. The UCLA case is different, she said, because it was a surprise action and 'there was genuine fear.'"

Uh-huh. The Rod Serling effect. Nailed yourself to any VWs lately, Chris?

Saturday, January 22, 2005


birthday present

So you see, I had just a wonderful birthday

celebration today. Susan and Sarah took me to lunch in Ocala and gave me such presents!

Before the kids came along, Susan was a photographer, as you can see. Now I have always been filled with revulsion at having my picture taken, it's a disease, and as I've gotten older I've absolutely refused. But Susan apparently has lots from before I got so adamant (when could that have been??) and produced these that I had never seen before, of Mama and me just after she moved here, when I was visiting, probably Christmas 1978. Half my life ago. They cut three out and stuck them in this wire sculptural thingy dressed in a matching evening gown (have any of us EVER worn an evening gown?) and what could have been better? Now I ask you?

Suze gave me a couple of others, too, one of which I have manipulated and posted below. I am chewing on my fingers, which is characteristic (did I ever look like that?); Mama is smoking, so this was before she quit (will I ever look like that?) I'm wearing the same purple shirt I was wearing in the mural drawings, which was a couple of years later so this must have been when it was new and I didn't yet paint in it. I think, in fact, I didn't yet paint at all. It has recently been immortalized in Ghosts (2004). Suze says there are lots more slides and she's going to give them to me--I can't imagine I've ever seen the things before. I know I hadn't seen these. And there's Mama again!

Lunch was at the Verandah Gallery in Ocala which once, well over 100 years ago, belonged to a distant relative and then miraculously, after it fell on hard times, became a rooming house at which our Aunt Anna Belle stayed in during the weekdays when she came in from the farm to attend Ocala High, from which she graduated in 1929. The very same house! Today it is a wonderful tea and gifty place and we love it. The food is what I call real Southern Lady food (remember, I'm not from here, but they are and they agree.) A buffet of bow-tie pasta salad, and chicken salad and spring greens. There was a rice and chicken dish I didn't try. Only there were croissants instead of biscuits, so that wasn't right, but it was good! Many kinds of sweetea (Susan and I had mint, Sarah peach) and more desserts than I could count. Very, very sweet ones. Susan tried to steal the peanut butter cookies, but it didn't work. Oh, and wonderful bean soup. It was so nice. We had never done this before, always having others in this mega-family of ours to bring along when birthdays happen, but this time it was just us. If you read this, please don't tell their grandmother (my aunt.) We went there last year for her 98th birthday and she would have wanted to come now, too. But that was just about the whole family (of the female persuasion which is, after all, the main persuasion) and we took up a whole long table in the main room, maybe 25 people? This time we needed to be just us.

Oh, and the antique store acress the street was finally open, although it had turned into a gifty store too. But I lost my mind and they didn't help: I bought a victorian doll. I never played with dolls as a child and my mother was so disappointed that I didn't. So now I buy one. Go figure. She was at first going to be Catherine, but when I was enhancing her picture I realized she was Callie, because she's from Ocala. And on the other side of that familiy we had an Aunt Callie, I'm told....that would have been Callie Kennedy, not Dunn. I wonder what Callie was short for? Now how can we ask Aunt Eleanor, then she'll figure out we went!

Update: It's just Callie. It's not short for anything, Aunt Eleanor says. She called tonight asking if I had the Kennedy bible (no) so it was a natural transition.

Me and Mama (1978)

Mardi Gras

ancienne regina

Somehow I never connected....

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes: "A picture is worth a thousand words.
Napoleon Bonaparte " I must have known that it was he who said this, but I never actually realized it. Truly the Modern Man, eh? Of course he slipped back, but then that's my Gadamer quote...demagoguery being one of those things that remain the same. So Napoleon never slipped anywhere but just continued despite being Beethoven's New Man, at least for a time. (I shall have to search out the Gadamer quote, it's on another hard drive...)

Probably why I never connected is the pictures, of course. Pace Beethoven, what I think of when I think of Napoleon the man is the picture: the coronation, the investiture, even the anecdote about him perferring to crown himself over having the Pope do it. Those are all pictures. And yes, to Napoleon at least,worth 1,000 of even Beethoven's subsequently retracted notes. So, aesthetically, it was Beethoven who was not the Modern in this case. Or at least not PM? Repudiation, retraction, after all, is not Modern; rather its opposite: appropriation, acceleration. Interpolation. It was not Bartleby who was the Modern.

But this is not exactly what I meant...

NPR : Firings Raise Questions of Blogger Freedoms: "Can blogging about your work get you canned? NPR's Eric Weiner reports on people who have been fired from their jobs because they maintain Web logs about their work. The firings raise questions about the rights of bloggers."

Ahh, the weekend...

I just looked at the mood of "everybody else" and I see that they are happy. Now I notice that all week long they are tired. But Saturday morning, overnight sometime, they are happy. Now what does that tell us? That it's not just me?

At some point I will actually think about what seems to be happening to the nature of work these days, and not only mine. And I might even do it here. But for today, I've decided that my incipient "illness" of last evening was only the fog rolling in, and I shall make my cappucino and call my cousins and say "Let's Go to Ocala and Be Girls Having Tea." And not a Red Hat amongus.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005


(this one's from Ted)

in the mill...


Monday, January 17, 2005

I have a Dream

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania! Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado! Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California! But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia! Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee! Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"


Happy Birthday to Me

Contrary to sited scientific opinion (below) however, I am not 32. Not by a longshot.

When I was a kid, and whenever I wanted to know when I could wear nylons, or ride a bike or date boys or something, my father always would would say "When you're 32 you can do that." I really never did get to wear nylons much, though--they invented pantyhose at just the right moment. Still, I grew up expecting 32 to be a very good year. As far as I can remember, which I can't, it wasn't what it was cracked up to be. But now it seems they tell me I am stuck in it.

Better than 52, though, it must have been. Glad that one's over. Looking forward to this one. In confusion, I put hand cream on my aging face this morning and now I smell like cocoa and mangoes. Evidently, impending senility can be delicious. And I don't mean red hats which, incidently, I wore well before 32 and, sadly, must now put away all because of some idiotic marketing trend my cousins railed against most vociferously at the Mall on the day after xmas. Next weekend we go to Ocala for tea. For my birthday.

MLK day: listen to WWOZ (Click "Hear!")

Happy Birthday to You

"As of Monday, January seventeenth, around two-thirty a.m., I will have officially completed three decades of life. "


January 17, 1998 President Clinton faces sexual harrament charges from Paula Jones
January 17, 1997 NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely/$25,000 for kicking cameraman
January 17, 1995 "Carousel" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 322 performances
January 17, 1995 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan killing 5,372 die
January 17, 1995 Australia beat Australia A 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
January 17, 1995 LA Rams announce that they are moving to St Louis
January 17, 1994 6.6 Earthquake hits Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage
January 17, 1994 Liz Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment
January 17, 1993 14th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 32 awards
January 17, 1993 Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45")
January 17, 1992 Sarah Ferguson attends dinner of Everglades club (club excludes Jews)
January 17, 1991 Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles on Israel
January 17, 1991 Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title
January 17, 1991 Operation Desert Storm begins - US led allies vs Iraq
January 17, 1991 Operation Desert Storm: 1st US pilot shot down (Jeffrey Zahn)
January 17, 1990 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards: Bobby Darin
January 17, 1990 Dave Stewart signs record $3,500,000 per year Oak A's contract
January 17, 1990 Who, Simon & Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, 4 Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters &
January 17, 1990 Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
January 17, 1989 Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach
January 17, 1989 Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
January 17, 1989 Murden & Metz are 1st women to reach South Pole overland (on skis)
January 17, 1989 Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami
January 17, 1988 "Teddy & Alice" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 77 performances
January 17, 1988 Leslie Manigay elected president of Haiti
January 17, 1987 President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran
January 17, 1986 Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
January 17, 1985 Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England)
January 17, 1984 Supreme Court oks private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs
January 17, 1983 10th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers
January 17, 1983 Alabama Gov George C Wallace, becomes governor for record 4th time
January 17, 1983 Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians
January 17, 1981 Philippino president Marcos ends state of siege
January 17, 1980 NASA launches Fltsatcom-3
January 17, 1979 New York Islanders didn't get a shot off against New York Rangers
January 17, 1979 Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran
January 17, 1979 USSR performs underground nuclear test
January 17, 1977 KC releases Tommy Davis, ends an 18-year career with 10 teams
January 17, 1977 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 24-14
January 17, 1977 Zaire president Mobutu visits Belgium
January 17, 1976 "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1
January 17, 1976 Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency
January 17, 1975 Ben arrives
January 17, 1974 Styne, Comdem & Green's musical "Lorelei," premieres in NYC
January 17, 1973 City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi
January 17, 1973 New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life
January 17, 1972 Section of Memphis' Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Blvd
January 17, 1971 Super Bowl V: Balt Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami Superbowl
January 17, 1970 357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft
January 17, 1970 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-3
January 17, 1970 John M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Mass)
January 17, 1970 Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s
January 17, 1969 Beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK
January 17, 1969 Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US
January 17, 1969 Soyuz 5 lands
January 17, 1968 Soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft
January 17, 1966 B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die
January 17, 1966 Martin Luther King, Jr. opens campaign in Chicago
January 17, 1963 Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km
January 17, 1963 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs LA
January 17, 1962 A NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m
January 17, 1962 Roy Harris' 8th Symphony, premieres in SF
January 17, 1961 Eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Lumumba
January 17, 1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
January 17, 1960 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-21
January 17, 1959 "Say, Darling" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 332 performances
January 17, 1957 9-county commission recommends creation of BART
January 17, 1957 Cavern Club opens (home of Beatles' 1st appearance)
January 17, 1955 Submarine Nautilus begins 1st nuclear-powered test voyage
January 17, 1954 Jacques Cousteau's 1st network telecast airs on "Omnibus" (CBS)
January 17, 1954 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-9
January 17, 1954 Suggs Louise wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open (Cloister)
January 17, 1952 e arrives
January 17, 1951 China refuses cease-fire in Korea
January 17, 1950 "Alive & Kicking" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 46 perfs
January 17, 1950 11 men rob Brink's office in Boston of $1.2M cash & $1.5M securities
January 17, 1948 Netherlands & Indonesia agree to a cease fire
January 17, 1948 Trial of 11 US Communist party members begins in NYC
January 17, 1947 Muiden Netherlands ammunition factory explodes, 16 die
January 17, 1946 United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting
January 17, 1945 Auschwitz concentration camp begins evacuation
January 17, 1945 Gilbert Dodds, record miler (4:05.3), retires to do gospel work
January 17, 1945 Liberation of Warsaw by Soviet troops (end of Nazi occupation)
January 17, 1945 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg arrested by secret police in Hungary
January 17, 1944 Korvet Violet sinks U-641 in Atlantic Ocean
January 17, 1943 Tin Can Drive Day
January 17, 1939 Ed Barrow is elected Yankee president succeeding deceased J Ruppert
January 17, 1938 Supreme Soviet elects Michail Kalinin as presidium chairman
January 17, 1934 Carl Hubbell, NL MVP winner, gets $18,000 contract by the NY Giants
January 17, 1934 Electric Home & Farm Authority incorporated
January 17, 1934 NY Giants reward MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with $18,000 contract
January 17, 1933 Bradman takes second Test wicket, Hammond, bowled
January 17, 1929 Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip "Thimble Theater"
January 17, 1928 1st fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented
January 17, 1926 George Burns marries Gracie Allen
January 17, 1923 Belgian Working people Party protest against occupied Ruhrgebied
January 17, 1923 Origin of Brown lunation numbers
January 17, 1920 Paul Deschanel elected president of France
January 17, 1917 U.S. pays Denmark $25 million for Virgin Islands
January 17, 1916 1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville NY
January 17, 1916 Professional Golfer Assn (PGA) forms in NYC
January 17, 1915 Antoni van Leeuwenhoek's Hospital in Amsterdam opens
January 17, 1915 Russia occupies Bukovina & Western Ukraine
January 17, 1914 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der Bogen des Odysseus," premieres in Berlin
January 17, 1913 Raymond Poincare elected president of France
January 17, 1912 Robert Scott expedition arrives at South Pole, 1 month after Amundsen
January 17, 1911 Failed assassination attempt on premier Briand in French Assembly
January 17, 1911 Percy Mackaye's "Scarecrow," premieres in NYC
January 17, 1905 Punchboards patented by Charles Brewer & C G Scannell, Chicago
January 17, 1904 On his birthday, Chekhov's "Cherry Orchard" opens at Moscow Art Theater
January 17, 1899 US takes possession of Wake Island in Pacific
January 17, 1895 French president Casimir-Perier resigns
January 17, 1895 Felix Faure installed as president of France
January 17, 1893 -17øF (-27øC), Millsboro, Delaware (state record)
January 17, 1893 Queen Liliuokalani deposed, Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic
January 17, 1885 Brits beat Mahdists at Battle of Abu Klea in Sudan
January 17, 1882 1st Dutch female physician Aletta Jacobs opens office
January 17, 1874 Armed Democrats seize Texas government ending Radical Reconstruction
January 17, 1871 1st cable car patented, by Andrew S Hallidie (begins service in 1873)
January 17, 1864 General Longstreet's command ends heavy fighting at Dandridgem TN
January 17, 1863 Civil War skirmish near Newtown, Virginia
January 17, 1862 -Jan 22nd) BBT Ft Henry, TN by USS Lexington
January 17, 1861 Flush toilet patented by Mr Thomas Crapper (Honest!)
January 17, 1852 British recognize independence of Transvaal (in South Africa)
January 17, 1832 Johannes van den Bosch appointed Governor-General of Dutch-Indies
January 17, 1827 Duke of Wellington appointed British supreme commander
January 17, 1821 Mexico permits Moses Austin & 300 US families to settle in Texas
January 17, 1779 Capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery
January 17, 1775 9 old women burnt as witches for causing bad harvests, Kalisk, Pol
January 17, 1775 R B Sheridan's "Rivals," premieres in London
January 17, 1773 Capt James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66ø 33' S)
January 17, 1757 German Diet declares war on Prussia
January 17, 1746 Battle of Falkirk, Scotland-Edward I defeats & massacres Scots
January 17, 1718 Avalanche destroys every building in Leukerbad, Switz; kills 53
January 17, 1656 Brandenburg & Sweden sign Treaty of K”nigsberg
January 17, 1601 France gains Bresse, Bugey, Valromey & Gex in treaty with Spain
January 17, 1595 French king Henri IV declares war on Spain
January 17, 1584 Bohemia adopts Gregorian calendar
January 17, 1562 Edict of St Germain recognizes Huguenots in France
January 17, 1536 Francois Rabelais absolved of apostasy by Pope Paul III
January 17, 1501 Cesare Borgia returns in triumph to Rome from Romagna

Sunday, January 16, 2005

so this morning...

so intent on posting the image, I let the coffee drip all out and onto the floor and now it's not good

Saturday, January 15, 2005

into the studio...


We concur

"The regret we can offer wholeheartedly and as a unified body is regret for the consequences our actions have had in other contexts, but that does not mean that we necessarily regret the action itself."

Sense or Sensibility

'Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the spiritual leader of the Communion, said in a November letter to Anglican leaders that apologizing alone ''doesn't go deep enough...We need to be far more intentional in conversing with people across the Communion and not to simply make decisions on our own without taking into the count the sensibility,'' he said.'


"For the first time in their three decades of existence, the disco band The Village People have inducted an openly Episcopal man, igniting a controversy that threatens to tear the fabled group asunder."


"This country is like one gigantic schoolyard, and the bullies have taken over the principal's office, the nurse's office, the janitor's closet, the physical plant, the groundskeeper's hut, and the ROTC club. Anybody who is so uncool as to be un-conventional and un-saved (and thus un-American) will get picked on like all the other weirdos."

Happy Birthday

Mama and Martin


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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

needsa nudda pitcher

You wouldn't think it, but

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

I Am 32 Years Old

Not only that, but

Your vivid emotions and imagination takes you away from this world

So much so that you tend to live in your head most of the time

You have great dreams and ambitions that could be the envy of all...

But for you, following through with your dreams is a bit difficult

You are charming, endearing, and people tend to love you.

Forgiving and tolerant, you see the world through rose colored glasses.

Underneath it all, you have a ton of passion that you hide from others.

Always hopeful, you tend to expect positive outcomes in your life.

I am a Dreaming Soul


My Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence

You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.
An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.
You are also good at remembering information and convicing someone of your point of view.
A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.

You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

to keep what is interesting in existence

photograph of Aunt Anna Belle's Brooch, 2005

to recreate it in the eternal

photograph of a snowflake
that fell in 1898.

Late night again

I got Musicmatch Radio and I like it well. It's a little bit mainstream, but not too much so, and the cd sound quality is great. It's so amazing to have access to the programming of your own radio station! I recommend it. For those rare times I'm not listening to WWOZ, that is.

I need to go to sleep, but I'm still playing with my toys! Note the Aby Warburg book came in; I'm itching to at least look at it before adding it to the pile.

Sunday, January 09, 2005


Well, another weekend down. A weird one this was, up and down. Ended up doing errands all day, like trying to reset the programmable keyboard, untangling all the spaghetti wires in various locations, attempting to put external DVD-hearing speakers in for the notebook (which turned out not to be as loud as the speakers already IN the noteback--hello, Circuit City?) But as you can see, I also spent Friday night loading up the blog, and now it has just about everything, possibly too much, the way I want it. So please come back; I welcome your questions, comments or difficulties.

Spring classes at the University of South Florida begin tomorrow...

Saturday, January 08, 2005

self-reflection (remembrance)

Rules To Live By

Feed My Strengths. Make sure I have opportunities to involve myself with others in situations where my input is valued.
Face My Weaknesses. Realize and accept that some traits are strengths and some are weaknesses. By facing my weaknesses, I can overcome them and they will have less power over me.
Express My Feelings. Understand that my feelings are as important as others are in the overall situation. Without my feelings and needs being valued the best result is not realised, so value and speak to my own feelings as much as I do those of others.
Make Decisions. Don't be afraid to have an opinion. [!] I need to know show others the qualities and potentials I can see are worthy of action.
Smile at Criticism. Try to see why disagreement and discord indicate the differences between people, and use this as an opportunity to make my value judgements useful for growth, because that's exactly what they are. Try not to feel responsible for another’s criticism, but try to hear it and understand the feelings and images it engenders within me. Then I may see a path not only to agreement but to a shared and truly valuable end.
Be Aware of Others. Remember that there are 15 other personality types out there who see things differently than I see them. Most of my problems with other people are easier to deal with if I try to understand the other person's perspective.
Be Aware of Myself. Don't stint my own needs for the sake of others too much. Realise I am an important focus. If I do not fulfil my own needs, how will I continue to be effective and how will others know I am true to my beliefs?
Be Gentle in My Expectations. It is easy for me to see the value in others, but stressing this too much can drive them away. Try to show that I understand their fears and limitations and lead them gently to see how I feel.
Assume the Best. Don't distress myself by feeling that my values are lost upon others – they are not. Perhaps it just has to sit with them too. Let the situation resolve itself and never stop believing that love is the true answer.
When in Doubt, Ask Questions. Don't assume that the lack of feedback is the same thing as negative feedback. If I need feedback and don't have any, I'm to ask for it.

( Flap my arms and fly to the moon.)

Somehow, Richard Prince hits the diet press.......

"When my little girl falls on the pavement and her teeth go through her lower lip and I have to take her to the hospital and watch her get stitches, I don't really think about 'almost real' or 'really real.' I don't think about what's real anymore."


''Already you can feel the absence of her voice. She died two days after the news of the catastrophe in the Indian Ocean. She would not have simply examined the deluge of images, without finding the right words.''

back in the water
from: jumped (2004)


"Goldstein and his peers were interested in pictures: photos from magazines and books, from stock film footage, from the vast, anxious, half-hidden portfolio in our minds. All would be treated as raw material, to be transformed, restaged, remade in such a way as to strip out specific details, context, and function, leaving only the essence of the image itself."

Thursday, January 06, 2005

DSL has finally arrived

So far I don't see much difference, except that it makes my mouse slow to click (note: no, it doesn't; the modem had knocked the receiver on the floor is all, sorry) and it knocks my web page off the screen when I press a pre-programmed button to bring up WWOZ. Never did that before. But then, the "sleep" button works now and it didn't before, so it's probably a tradeoff. And I'm probably just so fed up with them it'll take me quite awhile to warm up. Grump, grump, grump.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

in the mill...

U needa picture

Still no DSL...

curse you Verizon, with curseable cursey cursedness. Maybe by Saturday, he tells me, or if not call back. Or maybe it will just suddenly come on, he says, you never know. Earth to "Tech Support"?

Adjectival Redundandancenessism

...One Chantico sign reads: "Discover a sublime, new chocolatey chocolateness."

The other reads: "To describe its chocolateness could deplete the world of [its?]adjective..."...
Random Musings

The Book Stack

.......Essentially, a book stack is your to-read pile. Most folks who enjoy reading have such a pile, even if it's only a couple books deep. The book stack can be as little as the next book you want to read, so that when you finish a book you don't have to spend time without something to read, but can proceed directly to the next title. Avid readers, of which I count myself one, often have more than just a couple books in their stack. Some of us even read more than one book at once, so our stack might not be sequential but rather simultaneous......


"If someone - like me - who has worshiped as a Christian for more than 50 years suddenly feels afraid of the extremes of that religion - what must it be like for those of different beliefs, or of unbelief?"

Sunday, January 02, 2005


Saturday, January 01, 2005

In the year 2005 I resolve to:
Flap my arms and fly to the moon.

Get your resolution here

In the year 2005 I resolve to:
Get further into debt.

Get your resolution here

In the year 2005 I resolve to:
Get myself admitted to a mental institution.

Get your resolution here


Happy New Year

and may it be a good year for picturemaking. I still can't get mine posted in my profile (they say they're working on it) but here are two, above and below, in the finished category


in the mill...