Thursday, May 26, 2005

i have just realized

i have just realized that this entire month I have been more than remiss with the posting already.


Our young artist is back

That's Jazz
P. Adam (2005)

Friday, May 20, 2005

which is why we left california

"The notion that a part of Atlantis lay in the Bahamas, however, had come not from Steiner but from another Atlantean clairvoyant named Edgar Cayce -- the famous 'sleeping prophet.' A mild-mannered Midwesterner who began his life as a stationery salesman and Sunday-school teacher, Cayce gained an enormous following as a result of his ability to diagnose and cure illnesses while in a state of trance. In the course of these diagnoses, Cayce was given to making lengthy asides on other topics, many of which took the waking, everyday Cayce quite aback when he heard about them later. A good number of these strange asides concerned Atlantis. It was the entranced Cayce's opinion that the lost continent would re-emerge in the late twentieth century from the depths of the Atlantic, where it had lain since its submergence in a great cataclysm that occurred some 10,000 years ago."

April 1969, it was to be. California was to fall into the sea. We left in the fall of '68, just about the time Nixon was being elected, a few months after Martin and Bobby were killed. The signs were not good. My mother had even thought to send me to Florida, I later learned to stay with her sister, because California was going to fall into the sea. My aunt, who was childless and I a teenager, said no and so, no other way to get me out, my mother sold up our home just outside San Francisco--for $26,000 making 100% profit on their 1956 purchase price--and we took off. I asked her, if Atlantis was going to rise in the Caribbean to such an extent that it would cause California to fall into the sea, what did she think would happen to Florida, wouldn't it become perpendicular? She hadn't thought of that; Cayce hadn't said anything about Florida. Nonetheless, my life was never the same again. But then it wouldn't have been anyway. It was 1968, after all.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Due due due what ya dun dun dun... U.S.: "``We encourage Newsweek to now work diligently to undue the damage that can be undone,'' McClellan said."

Saturday, May 14, 2005

more breaking news

Your Political Profile

Overall: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal

Social Issues: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal

Personal Responsibility: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal

Fiscal Issues: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal

Ethics: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal

Defense and Crime: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal

You scored as Cultural Creative. Cultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion but still feels as if there is something greater than ourselves. You are very spiritual, even if you are not religious. Life has a meaning outside of the rational.

Cultural Creative
















What is Your World View?
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Sunday, May 08, 2005

i don't know this child

but something about the picture was too good to pass up

Monday, May 02, 2005

In which Chief Blogging Officer encounters Judith Butler and I find that I am in Good Company

"I feel the lack of a bona fide Ph.D. (I also wish that at some point I'd set my hair on fire), [but] it's really the least of my deeply felt losses."

Sunday, May 01, 2005

oh, terrific

You Are Edward From "Edward Scissorhands."

You are very shy and often misunderstood. Innocent, sweet, and artistic, you like to pass your days by daydreaming and expressing yourself through the arts. You are a truly unique individual. Unfortunately, you are quite lonely, and few people truly understand you.