Solo Subversion

When I first left college, I ended up working at the Tattered Cover, a very famous bookstore in Denver.  It was actually a great job to have right out of school; I love books, plus there were a lot of interesting people of all ages, artists and intellectuals of every variety. I became very good… More Solo Subversion

Lunch Date

How IS loving somebody wrong? I mean, Jesus himself said, “I will know you by how you love one another.” It’s what we’re supposed to do. And it is challenging. But like many challenging things it’s also extremely rewarding. Loving people is hard. People are infuriating. They don’t do things my way. But I gotta… More Lunch Date

He Regrets That We Cannot See the Paint Dripping

He is not saying, he is painting. I spent most of morning scanning negatives I made in Denver a few weeks back and listening to John Cage read some of his work about Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and Marcel Duchamp. The dirt unceasingly does my thinking. It was a rather beautiful combination, actually. You are… More He Regrets That We Cannot See the Paint Dripping

Turning Back

It was kind of a slow night at gamelan rehearsal last night. I can’t tell a lie, I gotta little bored and started looking at some photobooks I got out of the library just before rehearsal. It was a nice combination, Javanese gamelan and Robert Adams’ photographs, the book Turning Back. They are mostly pictures of… More Turning Back

Silence and Prayer

So I finally started reading Patti Smith’s memoir, Just Kids. Early in the book, she writes about her life with her family in New Jersey and Philadelphia.  She recounts her mother teaching her prayers, her daily prayers before bed. Most interesting here, however, is that as she grows older she learns to understand prayer a… More Silence and Prayer

The Ins and Outs

Same days I feel the same, like nothing about me changes.  The same self just flowing through different circumstances. Some days I feel like I am becoming something new, like my self is still being realized.