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I just can’t help myself. Holiday edition.

November 30, 2012

bare trees

When i see a tree with lights wrapped around its trunk rather than hanging in its branches, it makes me think of this:


Femlin, by Leory Neiman. A tree with a lighted trunk is like a woman wearing only gloves and hose. Bare where you expect, covered where you don’t.


The best 3 hours, 51 minutes of my life.

October 8, 2012

My favorite movie is Lawrence of Arabia. I like it the best because it is gorgeous to look at and completely absorbing. The script is sharp, most of the performances are superb and there’s a magnificent score.

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I just can’t help myself.

June 30, 2012

I like the bizarre associations my mind makes.

This building, at the corner of Linwood and Utica, always makes me think of Barbra Streisand’s mother. Not the actual person Diana Kind, just the idea of her.  I think “this is the kind of building where the concept of Barbra Streisand’s mother might live.”

Nights (and some sunday afternoons) at The Opera

May 7, 2012

I like opera. I like seeing it live more than listening to it. Opera is music, poetry, narrative, acting and design all in one eye-popping, ear-filling, mind blowing experience. It is also a little bit absurd, but I like that too.

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The Caucasian Satanists, Harry Potter and the Michigan Avenue Bridge

February 16, 2012

Four things (at least) I did, saw, read, heard yesterday inspired this entry.

Exhibit 1: I checked into Foursquare on the Michigan Avenue Bridge yesterday morning. The check-in linked to the Wikipedia article that demonstrates the significance of the structure:

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Where bad ideas meet a watery end

January 31, 2012

Good boy, Rumpert! That’s just the idea I was looking for!

I like it when people say “flush” when they mean “flesh,” as in “I’ll flush out the idea and get back to you.”

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Paint Chips: Life of a different color

January 24, 2012

I like looking at paint colors. I am drawn to those displays of racked samples in hardware, home improvement and paint stores. Read more…