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August 31, 2007 at 11:53 am

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August 30, 2007 at 10:24 am

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On this day in 2003, I first stuck my toe in the murky waters of livejournal. In the intervening years it has become the major engine of my social life, bringing me friends, role models, lovers, teachers and co-conspirators of every stripe.

It’s been the major repository for my writing and in the past year has been the forum for me to reconnect with my photography. It’s provided me with a consistent discipline for reflecting on my life and been an often breathtaking view onto the lives of others. At times it has felt like pernicious addiction. At others like a welcoming meeting house.

I never thought I’d get so much out of broadcasting my navel-gazing. Or that I would know so much about which Thundercat so many people were.

Bless the pointy little programmers that made it! And bless each one of you who continue to make it interesting!

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August 29, 2007 at 12:27 pm

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August 28, 2007 at 4:07 pm

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August 27, 2007 at 6:51 pm

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Just back from breakfast and more with my friend Chris. I haven’t seen him in over a month. He expressed an interest in going to the Serra show, but I talked him instead into going to the Brooklyn Museum, where I had been told that the drawing of mine that they have in the collection was currently on display.

It’s up in the rotunda on the fifth floor. I’m in between a painting/sculpture by my friend Polly Apfelbaum and a sculpture by another artist that I respect greatly, Pepon Osario. Also in the same room are works by three artist heroes of mine: Vija Celmins, Kiki Smith and most importantly Ree Morton. Bracing company to be in.

Also on the fifth floor is BMA’s open storage/study center – a room of floor to ceiling vitrines and hanging racks filed with the museum’s varied collections. Kind of like walking the semi-open stacks of a library. It’s great to look at at in that sort of non-hierarchical arrangement. There was some excellent precolumbian pottery to be viewed.

A quick in and out of the museum all in all which is the perfect way to do it, especially since it was a spontaneous trip. Any longer in there and I would have felt that the day had been eaten up by it, as it is, I was able to put laundry in on the way and then transfer it to the dryer on the way back.

Here’s what the drawing looks like:

It’s about three feet tall by five feet wide.

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August 26, 2007 at 1:29 pm

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