Monthly Archives: January 2010

dance me to the end of love

Here’s a little cultural curiosity that I can’t quite figure: Some random Bozeman blogger turned me on to the contemporary artist Jack Vettriano (noted for his “noirish dramas with dashing men and glamorous women, all smoldering with underlying narrative”). One … Continue reading

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personally assigned corporate identifier

If I were more motivated, I’d write this up into a white paper. But here’s the basic idea: Banks and other entities that deal with sensitive (especially financial) information often require that their customers specify a “passphrase” (mother’s maiden name, … Continue reading

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framing: casualty to the failing war on standard def

It’s unfortunate that, despite being shot in High Def now, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are still shot to be 4×3 (see: old TV) compatible. To by 4×3 compatible, all of the action need to contained within what … Continue reading

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so much for cosmic (spiritual?) interconnectedness

In this last and most recent analysis, we are ultimately alone. Not in the short, small individual relationship sense (in which we are, then we are not, then sometimes we are again), but in a vast cosmic sense. In a … Continue reading


Perfect Creamy Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: Olive Oil Garlic 1 or 2 Hot-House tomatoes One 6 oz can tomato paste (preferably organic for that sweet elusive smug flavor) Sugar Spices (preferably thyme, rosemary, cardamom and fresh basil) Vegetable stock (or bullion vegetable base) Half & … Continue reading

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This is bad–a seeming downward spiral toward oblivion. It’s 4:08 pm, now, and I’m still in bed. Yesterday I made it out of bed at 2:00 pm. The day before, closer to 5:00 pm. I certainly don’t want to be … Continue reading


Spring Theme-ing

When introducing A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, author David Eggers defines the themes, motifs and other literary devices that the reader will encounter in his book. It’s brilliant–not least because it saves his book from the ignominy of being … Continue reading

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