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45. reading the signs
July 11, 2012, 3:36 pm
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There is a slight chance that this sign has consequential meaning and a strong chance that the building will not be liable.

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44. Stealing an aphorism, no other parts
July 9, 2012, 4:29 pm
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“We need structure, so we can see we are nowhere.” – John Cage

That seems really really sad.  Until you realize Cage practiced Zen Buddhism.  Then you change your mind and say, “that seems really really free.”



43. Making up aphorisms, part 3
July 3, 2012, 8:09 pm
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Canyon cliffs once went under the biggest knife we’ll never know, and that makes me feel better.



42. Making up aphorisms, part 2
July 3, 2012, 8:08 pm
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Lamentations are  ghosts telling you how it sucks to die but then you have to come back as someone else’s memory.



41. Making up aphorisms, part 1
July 3, 2012, 7:57 pm
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Choose Fiction over Fact if you want to study how people imagine themselves to be true.



39. Quotes du jour
June 7, 2012, 3:11 pm
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Double entendre for the morning: “Wanna screw?” – on the t-shirt of the contractor who works near my office building.

Thought crossing mind  while walking down B’way between Howard and Grand: “I have no idea what I’m doing writing amateur writings, but that’s okay, I will do it anyway.  Practice.”

Mom’s words at 7:46 a.m. after I returned her 7:38 call: “My phone must have done that on its own.”



37. Song obsession
May 21, 2012, 11:00 am
Filed under: Everyday, Music

How They Want Me To Be” on the new Best Coast album

I walk down the sidewalk with IT in my ears, and girl group nostalgia snags me.

Every time I listen to it.

I lip-synch the song all the way down Sullivan Street.

First chorus:

“I don’t wanna BE how they want me to BE

I don’t wanna BE how the want me to BE”

Last chorus:

“You don’t want ME to be/how they want ME to be/I don’t want ME to be/how they want ME to be.”

IT goes swing to circle. And YOU shows up mid-way through

Turns a selfish revolution into YOU loving ME.

That’s all that matters.

Songs will point that out.