TOTALITY

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under art, job responsibilities | 1 Comment 

Treading Water, Moments Before Totality

Treading Water, Moments Before Totality
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WINTER BIRCH FOREST WITH ORBS

July 29, 2008 | Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment 

Winter Birch Forest with Orbs

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SEAHORSE AND CB

July 28, 2008 | Filed Under art, job responsibilities | Leave a Comment 

Seahorse Island

 

thoughts at work

 

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IAPETUS SONG

July 24, 2008 | Filed Under art, big ideas, music, poetry, space | Leave a Comment 

New poem/song lyrics - - I’ve been working on this off and on for a while, and I think it’s just about finished.  I started setting it to music last night and it’s coming together nicely.  I’m looking forward to recording it.  Feedback is welcome.

 

EXPECTANT, SHE CONSIDERS IAPETUS FROM ABOVE

Watching as you turn below
and I’m encircling you
olive wreath
your new mountain heath
the first thing
the greatest
fresh grown

As below, now so above
a vessel brimming in love
now within
she’s roving and turning again
she’s a lion
an ibis
a dove

Iapetus! O’apetus!
Once, Again, and Once again
Iapetus! My’apetus!
Thrice great, Ao! Ao! Ao!

I’m just one of your satellites
but here I can see so far
so let us sing
of Saturn’s rings
harmonious
together
inclined

I thought I felt my cells divide
my life diverging to lives
soon I’ll bloom
like your original plume
first warm water
then fire
then ice 

 

If anyone is looking for some interesting reading, this crazy-ass article is what sparked my original interest in Saturn’s “moon” Iapetus, and relatedly, wikipedia’s take on panspermia/exogenesis and hermeticism.

 



BLANK BEAUTY

July 23, 2008 | Filed Under god bless the internet | 1 Comment 

I came across this post on Salon’s Machinist blog about WriteRoom - a super simplified word processor app that essentially hides everything except the text you’re typing.  You type in full-screen on a completely blank background.  Absolutely no distractions.  Just the “paper” and the text.  

When I fired up the demo version, I immediately “got it”… it’s the same feeling you get when you load a blank sheet into a typewriter.  It just asks to be typed into.  I’m not totally sure exactly why this strikes such a chord with me; it’s one of those things that’s hard to put your finger on…  It just feels completely different than typing in any of the “normal” computer ways we’re used to.  The tools, (at least the important ones), are all there, they’re just hidden until you want them.  You can also change the background color, the font, and even the cursor (you can use retro blinking boxes, a non-blinking line, etc).  Right now, I have mine set to a white background with the “american typewriter” font just to amplify the illusion, (but I’m not settled on it yet).  The point is, this program is all about creating the perfect “space” to write in - which is something that most word processors seem to have pretty low on the priority list, and which most creative writers would probably appreciate.  It’s 25 bucks, which seems a little crazy high, but I think it’s definitely worth checking out if you happen to be the type-writin’ writin’ type.



RECENT SEARCHES - no.12

July 22, 2008 | Filed Under god bless the internet, lists, poetry, recent searches | Leave a Comment