To dwell on a negative facet
Overcomes the desire to pass it.
Take heart in asserting
The art of converting
A deficit into an asset.
10.14.09 Grey around here.
Some Ove to lift the spirits:
A FUMER'S REMORSE
He made his addiction debut
When it wasn't a social taboo.
Though he's only half joking,
He swears he'll quit smoking,
If that's the last thing he will do.
Things stalled for Mark El, he was judged fit to stand trial. It never ends.
10.13.09 We all have our fingers crossed about the hearing today Mark Elliot. If all goes well today things should begin to change for the better. Stay strong.
10.12.09 We checked out Drexel University yesterday with Max and ended up in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Blown away by the amazingly great paintings there of Maurice de Vlaminck.
10.10.09 The artist John Connell (wiki) was a very close friend of Jean and Hak for decades and had visited Toopine a few years back. We discussed mixed media enthusiastically and I really liked the guy. He died recently and is going to be missed by all who knew him. (more)
'Buddha', wood, wire, paper, tar by John Connell, 1990
10.9.09 Allison and Dan's son Max is being recruited by Princeton University and he and Dan will be here for the weekend.
Dear Professor ________:
Thank you for your letter of March 16. After careful consideration,
I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me an assistant professor position in your department.
This year I have been particularly fortunate in receiving an unusually large number of rejection letters. With such a varied and promising field of candidates, it is impossible for me to accept all refusals.
Despite (University name)'s outstanding qualifications and previous experience in rejecting applicants, I find that your rejection does not meet my needs at this time. Therefore, I will assume the position of assistant professor in your department this August. I look forward to seeing you then.
Best of luck in rejecting future applicants.
10.8.09 Hairy dogs, hairballs.
10.7.09 Let's have an Ove for brunch. Ooooveee.
A CERTAIN CRITIC
A spin master, if you mean whizzery,
And cutting edge, if you mean scizzory.
He's wretched and ruthless.
He'll bite 'til he's toothless.
Please put that man out of my misery.
Watch the bananas brown. The Table series marches on.
10.6.09 Knocked myself out with a sleeping pill and had eight hours of dreamless sleep. Weird but it worked. I think that it was getting the Mark El date right that helped most.
10.5.09 No sleep in four days (too much merde in the head). It is hard being human. Mark El trial this week.
10.3.09 Morning and paint beckons but ...we'll see.
Hit the Book Garden (giant shed of used books back in New Egypt) and got a treasure trove of great stuff for $6. I really love that place- even the smell is magical. T: