Wednesday, October 31, 2001

{i've decided to avoid using caps for a while. i figure in my line of work, postponing repetitive hand injuries is prudent} flea turned me on to this poem today by anne bradstreet. last night while eating adrienne's lastest art piece [she rather quaintly refers to it as dinner, but i know better.], i started thinking about the creative process. see, one of the things that drew me to adrienne was the way she seems to be in touch with an inner light that i have always associated with creative people. everything she ,and these, people do is infused with this light. it smells better, looks better, and feels better. i stand mostly in awe. but i stand close hoping to find the secret. it occured to me last night and more this morning in my discussion with flea, that magic, inner light, and troubled boiling cauldrons actually have little to do with the process. it's more fleshy/sweaty/real than that. for me its more about dealing with self doubt. it's probably no good, no-one cares, people won't like me. sheesh. what do you think?

Wednesday, October 24, 2001

We found this guy trying to auction some of our rivets on Ebay today. Of course it's illegal and they were sold to the government, so I forwarded it to the legal people. So if you want to see them look quickly they may not be there long.
This little program takes your name and asks you some questions. It then tells you what your viking name should be be. Thanks Buck.
Yeah! We have another satellite circling Mars. 1 step closer to a manned mission.
I had never heard of Dave Hickey. Hmmmm. Now i have and I'm going to keep an ear out for the name.

Thursday, October 18, 2001

Buck forwarded this comic strip to me today. Politcal humor with a blue streak. You were warned.

Wednesday, October 17, 2001

Another good article today. This one the text of a speech.
It's this kind of article on the Saudi monarchy that keeps me convinced I really have no idea what is going on in the upper echelon of politics.

Monday, October 15, 2001

Adrienne, Conrad and I went to an opening of a single man show for Steve Huston thanks to the tip from the Zucco crew (next door neighbor). I enjoyed the work. Especially a large one of a guy in a field with giant yellow billowing clouds behind him.
The Journal of American Medical Association has a bunch of articles posted on 5 different bioterrorism agents: Anthrax Smallpox Plague Boutlinum Toxin Tularemia Unpleasant reading, but EXTREMELY informative. I haven't been able to read all the way through them (they are LONG)

Thursday, October 11, 2001

ok...those guys at the pentagon are comedians...I'm going to try to collect funny things they say. here are the first two. Donald Rumsfield: we're not running out of targets. the taliban is running out of targets.
Saw this today on MSNBC. About how eye contact stimulates the same portion of the brain as rewards. Make sure you look people in the eye to get your fix.

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

Hey Steve B.'s website. I've got it. Here
Buck pointed me at this site. Free Lunch I think I'm going to subscribe
Adrienne asked me to post this to the poetry page: The warm weight of you but growing cool head turned away eyes shut tight against this life (what color were they?) delicate skull curved and sculpted proud holding you smelling your sweet hair like peaches your fist curled tight holding our future is now a starfish open and unmoving on my breast they come to take you away
This article appeared in the September Wired Magazine written by William Gibson. He still speaks to it he revisits Tokyo post bubble.

Tuesday, October 09, 2001

100 Afghan Proverbs I'm having a hard time caring about all this stuff it depression...I don't really care (heh). Here is a page put up by Wired that has some background on Afghanistan. I've taken to visiting this site every once in a while just to relax...and found this one following links.

Friday, October 05, 2001

This solution to the Bin Laden problem from my boss: If we kill him we make a martyr, if we capture him we encourage them to take hostages, so... We capture him, fly him to John Hopkins, get him a sex change operation, dress him in traditional Taliban female garb and put him back in Afghanistan. What do you think?