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χαλεπὰ τὰ καλά. άλλὰ θάρρει, oὐδέποτε μαθήσεται στενάζειν μὴ μελετῶν.

Noble things are harsh. But take heart; one does not learn to lament without study.

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Dec. 26th, 2024 @ 12:00 am Who, who...
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: cheerfulcheerful



A wise old owl sat in an oak.
The more he saw, the less he spoke.
The less he spoke, the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?


Going below radar regarding my online presence for a bit. So if you've been following me here and/or on various media without officially adding me, please do.

[Post-dated to remain at the top of my journal. Comments screened.]
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Who
Apr. 26th, 2011 @ 12:17 am It's the opposite of faith / and I know these aren't the days / could you walk away?
ποῦ: location: it's not a matter of letting go
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: giddyit's just a matter of vertigo
ἡ μουσική: music: Falling Over - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

I miss my Frood, and I can't wait to go home. I had a lovely time visiting my grandparents, an amazing time with my sister and mom, and am enjoying the company of dear lotusstone. I've also been simmering myself in poetry for National Poetry Month.

This piece was first published in Nota Bene: the Journal of Classical Studies at UC Davis (2003). I first posted it here in 2004.

Lingua Graeca

Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit.
-Horace, Epistles 2.1.156


I siphon crumbled vellum
into my dusty lung,
breathe between words
riding full and sharp on the roof
of my mouth, settling
at the root of my throat. Lop
eared leaves, lashed
by yellow gum and twine, crouch
under my palms. I pay
out long nights and lexicons
striving to cast my thoughts
to your conjugations.

Others claim collarbone and hair
with scented oils. I smell
of coffee grounds, cold
ash, mephitic pain-potions
that oil my irregular joints. Your
angles, however, are mollified
and gnomic. My ear traces
along slide and slope
of γ, stutters over
ribcage of ξ, and rushes
into υ, that indian-giver,
deeper than y and looser than w.

Among aspirations
and susurrations, tilt
of tense and metre,
I hear the cold echo, "
Evoe,
evoe!" and then
I wield thyrsus and vine, both
abrupt and familiar—like Agave, I am
all mouths. The fierce eggs
of my eyes geld all
watchers. From your verb skeletons
I parse puzzle pieces of need
and my milk-buds weep viscous sap.

Then, when I wane in the space before sleep,
I align my spine to the slow cadence
behind your catalogue of ships. I mark
each woolly exodus through cave lips
and press my teeth against shorn
underbelly. Ithaca is a jagged hearth, good
for raising sons. But my olive-cured child
is a stranger, and I will never reclaim my home.
Tharrei, O Odysseu, ton noston dioke! *
I am many-turning. I am trident's enemy.
I am No One and do not fear
the snuffed sight of Polyphemus above.

You are a serene victim. In return,
I erect stonework devotions and offer
fumbled knucklebones. My clumsy skill
knocks your cadaver, bruises sense
and syntax. I do not hear shards
of discourse to my right
and ill-starred left. I do not
smell smooth bean tonics
in heated glass. I do not see creatures
of a day, temporal and blinding.
I cannot touch the machinery of this world
with fourth-century eyes.




*Take heart, Odysseus, your homecoming awaits!
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Aorist
Apr. 14th, 2011 @ 03:58 pm Abel, come on, give me the keys, man. Everything has all gone down wrong. I see water on the bridge…
ποῦ: location: Claymoore
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: contemplativemy mind's not right
ἡ μουσική: music: The National - Abel

I am...away, having a bit of a rest. I miss everyone I've ever met.

Sing along with my latest tweaks and toggles of Catullus for National Poetry Month...

Carmen 72

Dicebas quondam solum te nosse Catullum,
Lesbia, nec prae me velle tenere Iouem.
dilexi tum te non tantum ut vulgus amicam,
sed pater ut gnatos diligit et generos.
nunc te cognovi: quare etsi impensius uror,
multo mi tamen es vilior et levior.
qui potis est, inquis? quod amantem iniuria talis
cogit amare magis, sed bene velle minus.


Once you used to say that you knew only Catullus,
Lesbia, nor did you wish to hold Jove before me.
I loved you then, not just as a commoner loves his girl,
but as a father loves his sons and sons-in-law.
Now I know you: therefore, even if I burn the more,
to me you are nevertheless much less worthy and more trivial.
How is this possible, you ask? Because a hurt such as this
compels a loved one to love more, but to respect less.

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Irony
Apr. 7th, 2011 @ 03:59 pm In Wahrheit singen, ist ein andrer Hauch. Ein Hauch um nichts. Ein Wehn im Gott. Ein Wind.
ποῦ: location: An der Kreuzung zweier Herzwege steht kein Tempel für Apoll
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: complacentSein Sinn ist Zwiespalt
ἡ μουσική: music: Wie aber, sag mir, soll ein Mann ihm folgen durch die schmale Leier?
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In undergrad I wrote a good deal on Rainer Maria Rilke's incomparable poem cycle about the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, Sonnets to Orpheus (1922). While Rilke's series of course means a lot to me, I think Jack Spicer's Orfeo resonates in particular with me of late.

Orfeo
Jack Spicer

Sharp as an arrow Orpheus
Points his music downward.
Hell is there
At the bottom of the seacliff.
Heal
Nothing by this music.
Eurydice
Is a frigate bird or a rock or some seaweed.
Hail nothing
The infernal
Is a slippering wetness out at the horizon.
Hell is this:
The lack of anything but the eternal to look at
The expansiveness of salt
The lack of any bed but one’s
Music to sleep in.


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Milly
Apr. 6th, 2011 @ 04:45 am The floors are falling out from everybody I know...
ποῦ: location: I was carried to Ohio in a swarm of bees
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: touchedat the foot of your love
ἡ μουσική: music: Blood Buzz Ohio - The National

April is National Poetry Month. As such, I'd like to post either my translations of favorite authors, original work, or some of my favorite authors (in English) here and there. We'll see how it goes.

I was inspired to tinker with this yesterday. Ah, Catullus, my old friend.

Catullus 86

Quintia formosa est multis. mihi candida, longa,
recta est: haec ego sic singula confiteor.
totum illud formosa nego: nam nulla venustas,
nulla in tam magno est corpore mica salis.
Lesbia formosa est, quae cum pulcerrima tota est,
tum omnibus una omnis surripuit Veneres.


Quintia is fetching to many. To me she is fair, tall,
well-built; I confess these just so: separately.
I deny that whole come-hither idea: for there is no grace,
not a grain of salty wit in such an imposing body.
[But] Lesbia is fetching; since she is complete and most fine,
thereupon from all others she has stolen all the Graces in one fell swoop.

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Figs
Oct. 31st, 2010 @ 05:13 pm Birdbones...strike the match and watch the doll come open...
ποῦ: location: the Sanctuary
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: busypacking like a dotty magpie
ἡ μουσική: music: Will - Dresden Dolls
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Phoenix (Hallowe'en banner)

Happy Hallowe'en, my friends!


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Pumpkin
Oct. 18th, 2010 @ 01:45 am Bless the silence and the rain, twice chai.
ποῦ: location: the Sanctuary
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: highfloaty
ἡ μουσική: music: Naked as We Came - Iron & Wine

If you can describe clearly without a diagram the proper way of making this or that knot, then you are a master of the English tongue.
~Hilaire Belloc

A misty, moisty afternoon in a childhood stone haven, next to a duck pond. tutordennis and his two brothers, my two sisters standing close to me, karenbynight officiating, goldenmean and harlequinaide behind me, shaix and princeofwands behind Dennis. Our family, natal and chosen, surrounding us on stage and in the audience. The perfect chuppah my mother made above us. shoutingboy capturing every moment on camera. Rituals, circles, wine, words in unison, embraces. Copper cuttlefish, warm in our hands. Smashing the glass to cheers of luck and joy from the audience. Grasping hands, running like children to a grown-up park swing for our Yihud. The time for cake and greetings and favors and everyone else in the world was later, minutes, lifetimes away.

We tied that knot, good and proper!


Stolen Hat!

In other words, my fella and I married the socks off each other! The ceremony was small and just for close family, but we'll have a reception closer to the winter solstice where you can rock your socks off too.


The Actual Announcement!


You Can't Stop the Signal!
In Lieu of Registries
Read More Here


Beshert Fund


For more Daring Details, Precarious Pictures, Beguiling Biographies, Snickery Stories, Affecting Acknowledgments, the Gleeful Guestbook, and our Nefarious Nuptials blog, we refer you to our wedding website:
http://www.mywedding.com/hoopyfroods/.


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Yours
Sep. 9th, 2010 @ 10:47 pm You Can't Stop the Signal
ποῦ: location: the Sanctuary
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
ἡ μουσική: music: Ballad of Serenity (Firefly Theme Song) - Sonny Rhodes

The Road Ahead (Ratbomb)

Over 1300 views to our wedding site since we went live, my friends! Can you believe it? Me neither! Power to the people (who surf the internet)! You can't stop the signal! Also, you can't take the sky from me!

But let's see what we can do to make it more real. Just a few days ago, at the beginning of the school year, I received my 30-day notice at my teaching job. Two weeks before saying, "I do," I'll have received my final paycheck.

This has a ripple effect on everything: not only our wedding, but our home, my plan to start a Humane Education pre-K/Kinder school, and, most sadly, a delay in our adoption plans. We had already set up an "In Lieu of Registries" page on our wedding website to support our Beshert Fund. We've updated it to reflect how this will affect our immediate future:

In lieu of gifts, we ask that family and friends donate, if they are able and willing, to our Beshert Fund. Beshert is Yiddish for childhood sweetheart, and can also indicate new ventures, such as a new baby, home and business.

We will be working towards adopting this coming year, and if all goes well, we will be bringing our baby home by the end of 2013! However, many stepping stones remain along the path. Dennis will be beginning grad school in Mathematics this spring. Unfortunately, Emily has become one of the many teacher lay-off casualties at the beginning of this school year, so, looking ahead, we'll likely be merging households with chosen family and moving to a larger home that will allow her to design and implement a licensed pre-K/Kinder in-home program focused on Humane Education using an Educare/Montessori curriculum.

A graduate degree will give Dennis more options at work and more time at home, while teaching from home will allow Emily more flexibility when the new baby arrives. We can't imagine a better gift from our friends and loved ones. Thank you!

The link below leads to the Adoption Connection website, if you'd like to read more about the agency we've chosen for the adoption. However, your gift will go directly to us, and might be used for any of the above upcoming endeavors.

* Adoption Connection
The agency we've chosen to work with is Adoption Connection. They've got a great track record, especially with alternative families, and specialize in open domestic adoption, in which the birthmother is from the US, chooses the family and may agree to regular future contact, all issues we feel are important.


* Emily's Sanctuary School Amazon Wishlist
Sanctuary School has a Montessori/Educare-based curriculum, with a Humane Education theme. Humane Education not only instills the desire and capacity to live with compassion, integrity, and wisdom, but also provides the knowledge and tools to put our values into action in meaningful, far-reaching ways. (For more information on Humane Education in general, see: http://humaneeducation.org/)


The Enclosure!


And it's more critical than ever now. Is there another ripple effect? Perhaps if we, together with our friends and their social networking sites, linked to this post, we might meet those other ripples head on in a giant ripple-meeting metaphor battle!

These are tight times for all, surely. If reading and linking is all you do, my dears, take some love away with you.







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Milly
Sep. 3rd, 2010 @ 12:37 pm Well, my dears, it seems the jig is up.
ποῦ: location: the Sanctuary
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: excitedglee!
ἡ μουσική: music: Naked As We Came - Iron & Wine

Emily and Dennis

My fella and I are marrying the socks off each other! The ceremony is small and just for close family, but we'll have a reception closer to the winter solstice where you can rock your socks off too.

We're fortunate to be surrounded by our nearest and dearest at the joyous event; our sweeties and closest friends will be either officiating, in the bridal party, or formally recording the day. Although Dennis and I have been together for over half our lives, we've decided to take this step at an exciting time when it seems that marriage is on the cusp of becoming a less discriminatory institution. We also think it's a good way to celebrate the next step of our journey toward adopting a baby!

The Actual Announcement!


For more Daring Details, Precarious Pictures, Beguiling Biographies, Snickery Stories, Affecting Acknowledgments, the Gleeful Guestbook, and our Nefarious Nuptials blog, we refer you to our wedding website: http://www.mywedding.com/hoopyfroods/.


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Yours
Aug. 2nd, 2010 @ 11:39 pm My heart, old hunger motor... (25 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: the Sanctuary
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: drunkdoozy
ἡ μουσική: music: Which Will - Nick Drake
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Everything Was Beautiful


• Take advantage of the @makerfaire special pricing to join, renew, or extend your @techshopinc membership: http://ow.ly/23qEh
• In 1840, Albert Koch made a sensation in London w/ his “Missouri Leviathan” and in Alabama w/ “Hydrarchos sillimani” - http://ow.ly/23qYo
• RT @pleasefindthis: The Place Sentences Go to Die - http://www.iwrotethisforyou.me/2010/06/place-sentences-go-to-die.html #iwtfy
• RT @19moons: Just posted my two Alice in Wonderland theme pieces to Alice-Gothica on LiveJournal - http://is.gd/d4mGU
• The @steamteam's @mykeamend just posted his limited ed series of 10 Alice giclee prints to alice_gothica on LJ: http://ow.ly/23wtC
• I guess this particular Rx is the kind that gives you weird-ass dreams. My sister A just starred in gritty post-zombie-apocalyptic flick...
• ...as the flighty but tough undercover hottie just starting to fall for the leader of the underground resistance when ALIENS attack...
• Did I invent new genre? Postzombieapocalienromance? That's so last year. At least it's not the kind of Rx that gives you weird ass-dreams.
• @GrampireSays: [RE: Bat icons] It may be gilding the lily a bit, but I like: <-·´¯`·.†.·´¯`·->

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Batty
Aug. 1st, 2010 @ 08:06 pm My heart, old hunger motor... (25 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: the Sanctuary
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: bouncybouncy
ἡ μουσική: music: Manchild - The Creatures

Abyss of Indescretion


• Museum of @MAPerspectives uses remotely sensed wildlife cameras for amazing critter views: http://ow.ly/22NYC (via @veryshortlist)
• Showing Ta Tekna tortoises and other critters, trampolining, hiking down by the creek, looking forward to the concert in SM Central Park...
• Fie on't!

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Penalty
Aug. 1st, 2010 @ 02:01 pm My heart, old hunger motor... (24 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: the Sanctuary
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: hungrybrrraaaaaiiiiiinnnnsss....
ἡ μουσική: music: Eve at the Mansion - Katzenjammer Kabarett

Ghosts You Love


• As I suspected, the chewy black sesame bread from Sogo Chinese Bakery in Millbrae is delicious.
• Gave my sweet Grandparents a tortoise tour before checking them into the Donatello in SF and enjoying Thai food right around the corner.
• We are never made so ridiculous by the qualities we have, as by those we affect to have. ~Rochefoucauld
• Hey, @CephalopodTea Party mentioned on @mental_floss blog, in great company! Check it out: http://ow.ly/22zEC

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Squid PSA
Jul. 23rd, 2010 @ 05:33 pm My heart, old hunger motor... (23 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: elsewhere
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: calmvery very clam (bubble)
ἡ μουσική: music: The Tragic Events of September, Part I - Evelyn Evelyn

An Alphabet of Old Friends


• RT @squid_overlord: Cuttlefish by Wildlife Artists - http://j.mp/bwSl1y #cephalopod
• RT @garethb2: Make: Online: Diego Stocco's "Bassoforte," instrument made from piano guts, bass neck, and chimney cap. http://bit.ly/bnbqWw
• Loved having Ta Tekna @ the Sanctuary to meet bunnies, etc.! Getting awesome @Houserabbit children's book ready for them: http://ow.ly/224s4
• Ephemera Studies | Gallery: http://ow.ly/224J2 (via @nadjarobot)
• Practice compassion whenever possible. It is always possible. ~The Dalai Lama

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Rabbit
Jul. 21st, 2010 @ 12:28 pm My heart, old hunger motor... (22 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: the Sanctuary
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: sleepysleepy, I think
ἡ μουσική: music: Sometimes, Sunshine - Revue Noir



• Listening to Odysseus slaughter the suitors. Happy summer solstice!
• RT @johnemcintyre, RT @StanCarey: "I don't know why people are frightened of the new ideas. I am frightened of the old ones." ~John Cage
• Welcome #NYTimes @OnLanguage to @Twitter! http://twitter.com/OnLanguage (via @bgzimmer)
• RT @atlasobscura: Article 249 of the Haitian Penal Code: It is illegal to create zombies in Haiti http://ow.ly/21iET #morbidmonday
• Apparently I now have a Starbucks Gold card, about which I have mixed feelings. And even on vacation, tortoises get hungry. Off to work.
• RT @infinitealoe: For no reason I turn into a leaf that is carried so high I kiss the sun's mouth and dissolve. ~Hafiz
• A striking mix of the Cocteau Twins song "Alice," with 12 different "Alice In Wonderland" video montage sources in B&W: http://ow.ly/21vel
• Steampunk jewelry giveaway at @SteampunkRings by my friend and wondrous craftsperson Daniel Proulx: http://tinyurl.com/steampunk27
• One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation. ~Oscar Wilde
• Arranging flowers at 2A. Like you do.
• Time-Machine Journalism on Futility Closet: http://ow.ly/21AaV

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Mechanism
Jul. 19th, 2010 @ 09:29 pm My heart, old hunger motor... (20 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: the Sanctuary
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: naughtyflighty
ἡ μουσική: music: Personal Jesus - DM
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Tread Softly


• RT @keithlowell: Congratulations Dr. Dan Murphy on becoming a Dr. and on getting invited to give a breast exam over pizza!
• Listen buddy, you have to get up pretty early in the morning to pull the worm over my eyes.
• A Secret History - He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again. http://ow.ly/20Z42

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Alice
Jul. 19th, 2010 @ 09:07 pm My heart, old hunger motor... (18 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: the Sanctuary
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: awakeBrechtian
ἡ μουσική: music: Joey - Concrete Blonde
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Heart Handcuff


• Heading out for a mani/pedi with the girls. Like a normal human worm-baby.
• Medical company pin-up calender features models' x-rays: http://ow.ly/20vQB (via @laughingsquid)
• Grieving for friend who lost his wife and children who lost their mother, inexplicably. I know, but I do not approve, and I am not resigned.
• Starting two new seizure-related meds tonight. Feeling really positive that we're on the right track.
• My toes have blue flowers on them. My fingernails are apparently a shade called "London After Dark." Hello summer vacation!

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Knitting
Jul. 15th, 2010 @ 05:33 pm My heart, old hunger motor... (17 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: elsewhere
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: busybusy
ἡ μουσική: music: The Gay Marriage Song - Addie Brownlee
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Veggie Game


• Enjoying roasted corn at this year's first San Mateo Central Park Thursday outdoor concert w/ @princeofwands, @ karenbynight, Ta Tekna, &c.
• RT @steamteam: Check out @nullalux and others in fioletovyj's STEAMPUNK gallery on @Flickr: http://ow.ly/206Qq

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Calendar
Jul. 14th, 2010 @ 02:00 pm My heart, old hunger motor... (1 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: elsewhere
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: rejuvenatedrising
ἡ μουσική: music: Build Me up Buttercup - The Foundations



• Drinking the ink from my pen and balancing history books up on my head.
• “To have doubted one’s own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
• At the Marine Science Institute, exploring chitons, leopard sharks, crabs, rays, and other creatures of wetness. http://sfbaymsi.org/aboutus/history.html
• Nomming on inexplicable Japanese dessert at Sweet Indulgence in Millbrae.
• We must stare into a crystal ball and only see the past...and in the caverns of tomorrow, with just our flashlights and our love, we must plunge, we must plunge, we must plunge.

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Squid PSA
Jul. 14th, 2010 @ 01:07 pm My heart, old hunger motor... (15 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: elsewhere
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: lethargicunderground
ἡ μουσική: music: Here Comes the Sun - Belle & Sebastian
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1940s


• Watching "How It's Made" about ice cream cones and pliers with my students. Awesome.

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Theriaca Fina
Jul. 13th, 2010 @ 11:49 pm My heart, old hunger motor... (14 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: the Sanctuary
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: cheerfulflexible
ἡ μουσική: music: House by the Sea - Iron & Wine
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Has It Got a Soul?


• Happy International Steampunk Day - June 14th! Facebook group: http://ow.ly/1YsKm
• The inimitable @SteamScholar chimes in on International Steampunk (Superman) Day: http://ow.ly/1YsME
• Heh. Every day is Halloween Steampunk Day. It's a lifestyle, not a costume. Tra la la...
• Some motherʔucker tryin' to tell me the shade of Odysseus' mother, having drunk of his blood in Hades, speaks with wingéd words. Sucka!

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Aorist
Jul. 13th, 2010 @ 10:02 pm My heart, old hunger motor... (12 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: the Sanctuary
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: naughtysaucy
ἡ μουσική: music: A Kiss is Not a Contract (K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Part B) - Flight of the Conchords

Datura stramonium


• Good morning. Representatives for all y'all have not yet responded to Combs' themselves-fucking offer: http://ow.ly/1XEZf
• RT @TweetsofOld: He would pick up his chicken bones and dance them upon the table, to show his wife how she would look as a skeleton. NY1899
• High Art on @npr: Were Venus and Mars Stoned? Botticelli painted datura stramonium, also known as "poor man's acid." http://ow.ly/1XFcS
• WhatEVAR Owl says... http://ow.ly/1XFBY
• Waiting out the weather that howls in my brain.
• All my thoughts, they come in pairs.
• There are nooo flies on meee. :)
• A gorgeous DanBQ housewarming, now delicious tapas foods at Tamarindo in Oakland.
• I'm used to swimming without my (blind-as-a-bat) glasses, but freeways, with very few exceptions, are not like swimming pools.
• RT @squid_overlord: Friday Cephalopod: It's watching you http://j.mp/cKeQoA #cephalopod
• Trouble, please be kind...I don't want no fight, and I haven't got a lot of time. Elliott Smith covers Cat Stevens: http://ow.ly/1XVoa

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Jul. 13th, 2010 @ 01:01 pm My heart, old hunger motor... (11 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: elsewhere
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: calmcalm
ἡ μουσική: music: Beautiful Boys - CocoRosie
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Habit de Marchand


• Sweet lady at Kaiser coffee kiosk gave me an extra shot of espresso in my latte right before my EKG. How could this possibly go wrong?
• Talking w/ our guests from India; fascinating elephant stories!
• Last day of classes for my students; it's been a privilege to grow with them this semester. Excited about summer curriculum coming up!

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Jul. 10th, 2010 @ 11:14 am My heart, old hunger motor... (10 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: the Sanctuary
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: geekygeeky
ἡ μουσική: music: Right Red Ankle - The Decemberists

Art of Living


• This must needs hang over my workshop desk. Yes, this: http://ow.ly/1WR21
• Data shows San Francisco is full of nerds, via @BoingBoing: http://ow.ly/1WTum
• Transmission Atelier creates fine reproductions of incredible antique medical, myth, nat hist, and weird film posters: http://ow.ly/1WTzl
• Applied to volunteer at @craigslist_fndn Boot Camp in Aug to assist me w/ chartering @HumaneEducation small school in CA: http://ow.ly/1WULK
• Found an empty, abandoned bird nest in Twin Pines Park with the Seedlings. It's such a wonder of creative invention and industry!
• Last antibiotic injection (we hope) & stitch removal for our brave Hotot bunn! 2 recent abscess removal surgeries and she's sassy as ever.
• Going through 232 friend requests on Facebook when I should be doing other things. Hello nice people!
• RT @Etsy: Fairy tale gore, braid helmets, pen and ink that has to be seen to be conceived and a magical commune. Yes: http://bit.ly/c3KRDv
• Indeed. RT @thehermitage: Cor, that's a nice cup of tea!
• Leah's mother always told her to write thank you notes. So she does. To everything. THXTHXTHX: http://ow.ly/1X4Od (via @TeenAngster)
• When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. ~Mark Twain
• Cephalopod nightstand before and after by Will Means, an artist and woodworker from Salem, MA: http://ow.ly/1X4YE (via @enolarama)

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Jul. 6th, 2010 @ 01:12 pm My heart, old hunger motor... (9 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: elsewhere
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: amusedwhimsycore
ἡ μουσική: music: Seen How Things are Hard - Elliott Smith

Rigor Mortis


• The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: http://ow.ly/1WuNK (via @slyviolet)
• RT @the_red_shoes: Inscriptions in books - http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/08/nyregion/08bigcity.html?ref=books
• The quite interesting case of Ashford v Thornton (1818) is @Wikipedia's featured article today: http://ow.ly/1WxpG

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Jul. 5th, 2010 @ 12:25 am My heart, old hunger motor... (8 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: the Sanctuary
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: crazydelirious
ἡ μουσική: music: Haligh, Haligh, Haligh, a Lie - Bright Eyes
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Musical Graves


• Hmm, work. 3AM and I had a threesome with the Melancholy Dane last night. Some things never change.
• Oh dear. Totally rocking out to The Kinks while driving the minivan. What has become of me?
• Sir Ian McKellen is my secret gay boyfriend. http://ow.ly/1VSQ6
• The rich inner lives of turtles, from the dreaming sea: http://ow.ly/1VST4 (via @enolarama)
• Collecting litter at Twin Pines Park with the Seedlings. We're a purple-gloved, civic-minded troupe!

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Jun. 24th, 2010 @ 02:43 am My heart, old hunger motor... (7 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: the Sanctuary
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: awake(not) awake
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Face


• Busy-ish weekend helping @karenbynight and @princeofwands w/ move to new house and meeting Ta Tekna, movie w/ @tutordennis and @Xenarthra...
• ...my workshop is almost ship-shape, Japanese foods eaten. Now a big storage revamp at work, and increase of my new seizure meds. Whee!
• OctoCam at the Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center! http://ow.ly/1ViOg (via @Musique174)
• Queen Knights Patrick Stewart with a Bat'leth (a Klingon blade weapon called a "sword of honor"): http://ow.ly/1Vj1H (via @GeekTyrant)
• Freaky Deep Sea Things of the Week, Number Three on @enolarama's 'the dreaming sea' blog: http://ow.ly/1VjeH
• Creekside with the Seedlings, marveling at the shadows of the water-walkers on the stones at the bottom. The water is so wonderfully clear.

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Jun. 22nd, 2010 @ 02:35 am My heart, old hunger motor... (6 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: the Sanctuary
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: sleepysleepy
ἡ μουσική: music: Hey Jude - The Beatles
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Hey, Jude


• RT @the_red_shoes: The rise of 'so' - http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/22/us/22iht-currents.html
• My pinhead is sticky. #notaeuphemism
• My next treatise shall be entitled: "101 Uses to Which a Hacksaw Should Not be Put."
• RT @DougCoupland: This woman's career is chronicling the oldest organisms on earth. Terrific blog. http://bit.ly/9h5xF0

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Figs
Jun. 20th, 2010 @ 08:40 pm He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again.
ποῦ: location: the Sanctuary
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: nostalgicnostalgic
ἡ μουσική: music: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC
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With Love Always, Lance

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there!

And happy Father's Day, Daddy. I wish you were here, and I love you and miss you every day. \m/
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Jun. 18th, 2010 @ 11:14 pm My heart, old hunger motor... (5 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: the Sanctuary
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: calmcalm
ἡ μουσική: music: Here I Go - Syd Barrett
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Landing


• Quoth @tutordennis to me: "You're wearing pajamas and a toolbelt. Your argument is invalid." Harumph, I say!
• She died in 1890, unlamented—and tourists today leave plastic chickens on her grave. The Chicken Lady on Futility Closet: http://ow.ly/1UyQ6
• A Murder of Crows treasury by @SWStitchery on @Etsy: http://ow.ly/1Uzgx
• Einstein's Theory of Fidelity on @DiscoverMag: http://ow.ly/1UzgI

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Jun. 18th, 2010 @ 01:11 pm My heart, old hunger motor... (4 June 2010)
ποῦ: location: elsewhere
ὡς δοκεῖ: mood: hopefulhopeful
ἡ μουσική: music: So. Central Rain - R.E.M.
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Contes Immoraux (1974)


• Wake. Pills. Wait.

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