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November 30, 2007 at 10:52 am

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Why my mom is like, totally the best…

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I got to work today to find a crammed ziplock bag waiting for me at the front desk. Inside was a wierd treasure trove of stuff my mom had come across, including: my grade school autograph book, a paper resist block portrait of Charlie Chaplin that I made in junior high, some copies of a xerox zine I made in 1980, a collage artist book from high school. Assorted letters to and from friends, a rubber stamp flipbook, my first copy of Harold and the Purple Crayon, and so forth. All in all pretty amazing. This is what the 70’s and early 80’s looked like to me: goofy jokes, cut up fifties imagery, the wonders of handmade appropriations. Rubber cement and x-acto blades wielded to make snarky postcards out of old National Geographics. There is something so optimistic about it all to me now. These things I made with deadly serious frivlolty. It’s so easy to forget them.

Thanks mom.

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November 29, 2007 at 12:46 pm

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November 29, 2007 at 7:54 am

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It’s a Magic Number…

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I consulted the Oracle and here’s what I found:

But the thing that really excites me is that that means I have a Fred Ward number of 3! Rawr!

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November 28, 2007 at 6:53 pm

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November 28, 2007 at 8:02 am

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November 27, 2007 at 7:35 am

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What I did tonight…

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The guy in the beard is the poet Rob Fitterman. He asked me to read part of his new piece, which is a rewrite of The Sun Also Rises. We did so at KGB Bar on in the East Village.

It was a fun night, with a big turnout. I was surprised given a drizzly Monday, but the place was jammed. It’s been ages since I’ve done something like that, and it’s the kind of thing I used to participate in all the time in San Francisco. Talking to Rob about this made me totally want to take a new look at my performance scripts and get some new writing done.

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November 26, 2007 at 10:47 pm

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