May 2010

May 28, 2010 Comments Off

Frrrrriday Rrrrroundup! #08

An end-of-weekly roundup collecting fffffive of the fffffantabulous things I find stumbling around the web during the week here, but which I post on one of the many other Internet outlets I stop by (or tweet at) during my travels. More about the genesis here. My friend, Adam, wrote a wonderful essay that rolls into […]

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A poem about envy.

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During last night’s first meeting of the Big Artist Workshop, gentle genius Chris Wells (hey! he won an Obie!) shared the most useful hack I’ve ever heard of for dealing with one’s art as a focus-challenged person: Don’t worry about letting go of things; think instead of what you would most like to move toward. […]

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Aside from a very youthful devotion to Agatha Christie and a semi-youthful one to Fleming’s 007 series, I’ve never been drawn to genre fiction.1 Even in these two cases, you could say my real affinity was for Christie and Fleming (or Poirot/Miss Marple and Bond, James Bond), not mysteries or spy stories, something the occasional […]

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May 24, 2010 4

On “off”

Thanks to a few systems I’ve got in place right now, the ongoing Google Wave with Dave project and Hiro’s class in keeping your sorry ass from getting sucked into the internet, I’ve been paying a lot more attention to where I place my attention. This gets painful in spots, mainly because of my inability […]

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An end-of-weekly roundup collecting fffffive of the fffffantabulous things I find stumbling around the web during the week here, but which I post on one of the many other Internet outlets I stop by (or tweet at) during my travels. More about the genesis here. Aaron Sorkin’s response to the Can-Gays-Play-Straight kerfluffle kicked off by […]

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It’s disgusting in there. So disgusting I get in and get out, and have my deflector shields up the whole time. So disgusting I occupy the smallest amount of space possible in this smallest place imaginable and fuzz out the fuzz and the dirt and the crud and the rest of the unmentionable detritus from […]

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Don’t worry. There’s no way I’m titling an entire series with a corny pun. I’m not even sure I’ll make this a series. But I did decide to finally, FINALLY, do a little videoblog thingamabobby. Because it’s important to try stuff. Because some people (apparently) like video. Because for once, I had something to write […]

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Sometimes I stumble on something that works so well at what it’s supposed to do, it affects me in an entirely different way than I thought it would. My mandoline, for example. I had heard about these magical tools that produced razor-thin slices of food for years before finally deciding, on a whim, to buy […]

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A follow-up post stimulated by a comment on last week’s, Bad habits live in the dark. This is a week of observing. By which I mean this week, I am turning my attention to what is going on in a given moment, any moment, but particularly (when I can slow myself down enough to catch […]

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