Archive for January 2001

nothing whatsoever

I’ve been listening to John Coltrane’s “Live at Birdland” non-stop for two days. Literally. Round and round and round the disc goes, where it stops nobody knows.

Which just being irritating minutae you’re probably not all that moved. What can move you then… um, I payed my bills today. Payed my staggering PG&E bill, my water bill and any other bills that I had laying around. Which were none. I got my phone bill today and it was for $0.00. Which [...]

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blue blah black

Stocktown Blues

So I went down to Stockton for a couple days. It was nice to see all my old friends variously assembled. It was a rather rushed trip. I just ran about the city saying hi to friends and reliving some former days.

Eureka Blahs

Now I’m back on the North Coast. I went to an interview today at a little startup in downtown Eureka. They seemed like nice enough people but I didn’t feel very good about the whole vibe there [...]

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Excess Verbiage

The Internet As First Order Experience

Ok, so that’s what I wanted to write about. Basically the thought was: The role of interactive hypertextual media as artistic experience. As modern art has taken on the mantle of non-communicative first order expression how is the medium of the internet, developed as a means of communication, wrestled with and expressed it’s own seperation of author/intent? Unfortunately I haven’t the time to deal with this today.

Then I thought maybe I could comment on the [...]

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the earth is full of ancient wonder

Went to a fish fry today. The fish fry was my “welcome to fortuna” picnic. The food was terrific and I felt quite welcomed.

Also, I got a new couch. Last Sunday I was laying on my couch, which is too short for a humongous person like me, wishing that I had a nice long couch. The nest day i found an ad for a free couch. I was a little nervous, figuring it would be covered with puke or have [...]

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Living in Allentown

It’s Tuesday, right? No, wednesday now… Sorry, bit out of it. Haven’t been doing much outside of free cell. Sounds exciting, eh? The problem with the amount of free cell I’m playing is that everytime I close my eyes I’m playing free cell. I’m moving cards around, stacking, shuffling, trying to manipulate each stack to perfection. And then I realize how utterly useless this all is. I can’t play any games because of this. I’ve avoided Tetris since a high [...]

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The Most Boring Entry of All Time

The internet was bad to me today. My connection wouldn’t work all day long. It’s sad that something like that could frustrate me to this end. Oy. I haven’t much to say anyway. Slow day. I just worked on a couple of projects and got some stuff done. How’s that for vague. Anyway, have a nice day. I’ll post something interesting tomorrow.

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Signs, wonders, miracles, oh my!

I was talking with John Arcovio, my pastor, this morning. He had a dream about me a couple weeks ago that was dead on accurate. I can’t go into the details, it was kind of personal, but it’s nice to know I work with someone that sensitive. Arcovio operates in spiritual gifts a lot. To the non-christians reading this, I’ll explain. Basically, spiritual gifts are abilities that God gives a person to minister to others. Some are revelation gifts like [...]

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Use the Word Simulacra in a Sentence

Poem for Amanda

hungry momentspassed waiting for heran imagination stretchedacross a continent

a voice thats carriedover wiresand likewisethe simulacra of a voicewithout the intonation

atypical wondrous spiresof light and electricity>create in my eyes earsespecially my minds eyeone so tender and so realas you

Y’know what’s the worst song on earth? Desolation Row. It could be a perfectly fine song – only it’s soooo ungodly long. Especially in the live versions. For some reason, good ol’ Bob decided to finish the song with about [...]

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The Mystery of Love

“… and only then for the first time since he had brooded on the great mystery of love did he feel within him a warm movement like that of some newly born life or virtue of the soul itself.” — Joyce

The Mysterium

Somewhere between doubt and excessive familiarity man breeds love. What is a mystery? The classical definition is that which has previously been hidden but is now revealed. Is there room for doubt in love? Love is mystery. Only [...]

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Over there is Japan!

Joy

So Ben has a pictures of his latest skiing trip including one of Nadia which made me day. I’ve been mooning over Nadia for the last couple of months. I’m not really sure why. She’s just adorable and so terribly nice. I know “nice” is a somewhat milquetoast word – but she makes it into a profound statement. I just saw her a week or so ago in Toledo and had to resist the urge to [...]

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