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Girl's Seminary

Surrounded by boxes, but my floor's still covered with skatedork stickers, envelopes, broken skate decks, records, an acquired No Skateboarding sign and old, beat-up shoes that I'm having trouble throwing out.    4:27:04 PM


Within the next two weeks, I'll be graduating (tomorrow), moving out of DC permanently, shooting my first real photo assignment, going skateboarding with Ian MacKaye, and flying out to Portland with Char to find a place to live.

A friend told me that her anthropology teacher compared graduation to a symbolic death-- you don a black robe, die during graduation and are reborn into the next world. The message is frightening, but potentially full of hope and I wonder what will happen in the next year, where my interest in photography and making websites will take me, and lastly, why the hell Tony Bennett is receiving an honorary degree at my graduation.    10:47:24 PM


"There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression in unique.

If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it.

It is not your business to determine how good it is; nor how valuable it is; nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.

You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open.

No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction; a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others." --Martha Graham to Agnes DeMille    4:47:48 PM


Eastern Market
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Rush Hour Metro
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Bubble Experiments, Part 2
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Dick Cheney's 10 Energy-Saving Tips!    11:28:16 AM


Closeup of Jack Kerouac's On the Road typescript roll, to be auctioned off at Christie's.    7:51:43 PM

This term paper generator is pretty funny. I recommend the rest of the site, too, especially the disgusting and hilarious Fat Project.    3:17:50 PM


What's so strange about reading Adolf Hitler's obituary (login: whatdoes password: notchange) which was published almost exactly 56 years ago, is that the full extent of his genocide committed against the Jews and other Europeans had not yet been fully realized. The obituary contains phrases like "the jailing of scores of thousands in prisons and concentration camps," and decrees he issued in "depriving Jews of civil rights". It was only after the war that his atrocities committed again humankind were realized and only then that phrases like 'mass genocide' and 'concentration camps' came to be associated with his name.    7:36:57 PM

"We are obsessed with finding tiny errors, minute hypocrisies, because, quite simply, it's easier to do that than taking in, or somehow describing, the whole, bigger and much more complicated, picture."    6:55:53 PM

What's completely fascinating about these photographs is that they throw off your sense of how the past is perceived. Despite me clearly knowing that it is not the case, I still pretty much envision anything happening before 1940 or so as happening in black and white, or a brownish sepia tone. These pictures from the early 20th century, in brilliant kodachromish color, upset that notion and honestly look completely modern to me simply because I associate color photography with only the immediate past. The medium is the message, as one might say.    6:51:54 PM

To Whom It May Concern,
I am a long-time buyer of your products, especially the "La Bella Burger." I recently purchased a computer with access to the internet. I entered your website address and was more than a little confused about your graphic. I wonder to myself if the workers at your facilities do in fact sit on the prepared tofu cubes, as depicted in your logo graphic. While I do understand the inherent squishiness of tofu would make it a comfortable seat, I have reservations about whether people should be sitting on the food my family and I eat.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,
Martha (not her real name)     8:29:32 AM


Joys of a push reel mower.    9:52:07 AM

Fashion tips from Angry Anarchists.    8:10:44 AM

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