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Archive for July 2007

A man so tough….

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…he spanks himself.

Today is thornyc‘s birthday, go wish him a good one!

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July 31, 2007 at 9:54 am

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Near by…

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I’ve been passing this garbage can every day for the past two weeks.

It’s truthful yet unnerving.

I keep looking around for the one that says edible.

But maybe someone ate it.

At least now I know how to say “inedible” in spanish.

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July 30, 2007 at 10:28 pm

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Soaked….

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A full day – woke to spend time with D, enjoyed breakfast at Toomey’s and then made the trek into Manhattan for thornyc‘s birthday viewing of the Simpson’s Movie. While walking there through Soho, I got caught in a severe downppour. The rain eased by the later afternoon when we left the movie and adjourned to a nearby eatery for burgers and Happy Birthday sung over a melted brownie dessert.

Made it back home this evening in time to do a bit of home organizing. And now for a sprint through the final days of the sumer session.

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July 29, 2007 at 11:37 pm

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Protected: Mission accomplished…

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July 28, 2007 at 11:08 pm

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Protected: The Stores! The Chores!…

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July 27, 2007 at 8:03 am

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Smartass diner…

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It’s going to be another all too full day up here, so here is a quick morning post of little substance. In a short while I will be off to breakfast with another colleague, looking at that sign.

Saw HP5 last night, and it’s the first one that could have been a bit longer.

One interesting thing about this program is that after a day of discussion and examination of demanding, abstruse works of art, the only sensible thing seems to be to go for tacos and big shiny pop culture. I guess it’s about restoring equilibrium.

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July 26, 2007 at 8:25 am

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July 25, 2007 at 9:07 am

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Waiting for the content….

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A full day yesterday, so I by the time I arived home to contemplate my daily post, I encountered that sad little white page with its terse message. I spent some time contemplating the possibility that my blog had vanished for good and contented myself with an episode of Perry.

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July 24, 2007 at 10:02 pm

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July 23, 2007 at 9:09 am

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Yesterday wasn’t all Hallows…

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I spent much of yesterday afternoon visiting a local attraction with a longtime friend. On Annadale Road, just before the turn off to the Kingston Bridge is the Poet’s Walk, a trail laid out through some Hudson Valley countryside leading down towards the river. While it’s not possible to get to the water’s edge (Amtrak runs along the shore), you can get pretty close. In all the years I’ve been up here, I’ve never walked it, so it was a treat to do so in the company of an actual poet, Carla Harryman. We met each other in San Francisco around twenty-two years ago, and over the years I’ve designed book covers for her, seen her collaborations with Philip and participated in conferences with her. She was one of the editors of the Kathy Acker book I wrote the essay for last year. This year we’re both teaching at Bard.

We never did find out exactly why it’s called Poet’s Walk, but the tramp took us through some picturesque spots and when we got to the furthermost point we talked in earnest about vanished ast scenes, and the struggle to construct meaningful communities of artistic support in the present climate. A couple of days ago she gave me a wonderful essay that she wrote as part of a new project that attempts to tackle some of these problems in serial book form.

Many of the encounters here are on the fly and while charged with excitement, they often end in a wistful desire for more to happen. This was one that didn’t.

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July 22, 2007 at 1:26 pm

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