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Pancakes, Lent and the Spin of the Earth

Last Wednesday (I think) kicked off what Old World cultures call “Pancake Week,” which got me to thinking about a whole mess of things related to tradition, cultures, practices and, of course, the rule/role of the Church. Today is Ash Wednesday. It marks the beginning of Lent, which is about six weeks (40 days) of […]

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Local Living

I have been reading an immense amount of literature from many points of view about local eating and living. And it’s pretty obvious by reading only a couple posts where I stand, but I thought I’d take a moment to explain the reasons (for me) why. I also thought it would be a good time […]

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Four Years Undone

Both photos: left image, July 2007 – right image, today right images posed to try to recreate original candid poses… *shrug* Four months ago, Justin and I were sitting on the front porch of our new apartment in Rhode Island. It was mid-September and a thick haze enveloped the city. We puffed on what became […]

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DaDaFlux

I want to take a few moments today to reflect on the importance of DaDa & Fluxus. Fluxus and Dada are two separate things, yes, but one thing they share is an “anti-art” pretext. Of course, Fluxus and Dada aren’t anti-art and yet, somehow they are anti-art; this duality being especially important in everything that […]

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I am Aware.

” Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. ” Dwight D. Eisenhower In doing some light research on Mahayana Buddhism (the sect of Buddhism with which I fall […]

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Bread Tricks

I have made a loaf of bread almost every other day for the last 3 months and I am FINALLY, finally making some real advances in baking. The one thing about baking is that even if it’s a complete disaster by all baking requirements, it usually tastes pretty good (or at minimum better than store […]

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Buy Our Bread – We Knead the Dough….

I read this passage this morning and fell completely in love with Mr. Peter Reinhart. Here’s my fantasy about the ideal loaf of bread:I gather the wheat, corn, rice and oats from a local field, then I grind them myself in a stone mill, make a dough by adding milk just taken from the resident […]

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Quote David Baptist-Chirot

It takes a lifetime of studying the various forms of bullshit to be able to bullshit bullshit– and go on existing in one’s own incoherencies as though a perfectly “coherent” member of “rational society.”

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Excerpt from a letter to a friend

i’m working on some visual symbols.. like now i’m using the word “okay” spelled exactly that way in a lot of my work. it’s less enthusiastic than Yes! or No! but still relatively agreeable which is very pertinent to my pacific northwest/ generation x history… just sort of rolling with whatever for whatever reason, which […]

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Giving much thought to themes or processes in my work

There are two kinds of artists: ones that see with their eyes and ones that see with their minds. I realized tonight that there are two very strong themes in my work. And somehow, surely not by coincidence they’re very, very close in definition. identity integrity there are a couple others, too, but that’s for […]