Tuesday, October 21, 2008

On Poesy

this is
the thing
about things

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

DREAM five

Pronunciation: \drēm\ \fīv\
Function: noun
Usage: often attributive
1: an exercise I use to recall and record the five most memorable sensations from my night's dream -- compare rem sleep


1. There was a beautiful young man with dark hair who spoke French. We sat on a Terraced lawn overlooking the main avenue and the coast. I asked him what would be an appropriate gift for my hosts; he offered me several of the finest teas.

2. I did not recall the name of Todd's friend who lives with Danya. This seemed to upset her somewhat. It upset me most.

3. Two families with young children arrived at the house. They were just stopping by to take showers. This made me feel uncomfortable and cramped.

4. Something about a church and an election.

5. I was accused of leaking potentially destructive evidence about Barack Obama's character to The Economist.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


-Gertrude Stein, Everybody’s Autobiography

By describing the failed attempt to locate her childhood home in Oakland California, Gertrude Stein asks us to reconsider the intangible visions we often hold onto with fervor.

The obliqueness of the grammar allows 'THERE', the vision, to be something real or imagined in the past, present or future - removing its temporal qualities or the specificity of her search and forcing a more universal and inclusive reading.

In four words - she illuminates the space, distance, between the perceived and the hoped for and forces the question, "if THERE does not exist in its envisioned form, does it substantially frame our experience of HERE, and when we go in search of the THERE, are we denying the possibilities of HERE?"

Words to knit by.


-Graffiti Artist, East Village NYC

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Friendship is Blendship

Obvious Photoshop Posting for the Fall