Thursday, February 26, 2015

Timelessness is found in the lapsed moments of perception, in the common pause that breaks apart into a sandstorm of pauses. Robert Smithson.

Sunday, April 6, 2014


Wednesday, February 12, 2014


white layers resin transparency square light wider than the eye can take in flat but textured


Aleatory: Generally determined, the rest left to chance See also: Allison Knowles' computer poem "House of Dust"

Thursday, January 30, 2014

"...The audience he craves he also hates. 'Such men as Kane always tend toward the newspaper and entertainment world,' Welles said. 'They combine a morbid preoccupation with the public with a devastatingly low opinion of the public mentality and moral character.' Nothing could be more natural that a man like that would attempt to dictate his place in history. And nothing could be more availing. History is the shadow cast by the dead. So long as there's light, the shadow will fall." Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, 1-20-14

Monday, January 20, 2014

A Word Today

Maunder. "1. To talk incoherently or aimlessly. 2. To move or act aimlessly or vaguely; wander." This word cuts two ways today. Applied to the discontented materialist, it is dim. Applied to the open-minded explorer, there is a brightness. To the perpetually distracted and fearful, there is confusion.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

A Spain Moment

In one of the last tapas places we tried, in Ronda, in town, before going to the train station to return to Madrid, they played loud, old, Michael Jackson. And the tapas were very fussy, modernist, minimal, and expensive. Yeah, they were good, but so were many other less pretentious tapas experiences over the past two weeks. We perched on the tall stools and endured it before paying and walking outside to pull our rollers to the station.