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sun 14 jan 01

i'm bushed. goin' to bed. see you on mlk day. hopefully, we'll all dream.

one of the most heart-wrenching reads for me as a youth, was to realize how close my ancestors came to being recognized as a nation. the courts gave us sovereignty, but our ally, andrew jackson, dispassionately uprooted and murdered many of our people. read of the indian removal act of 1830, and the cherokee nation. an excellent short synopsis of the history. i did a show in atlanta, georgia, in 97. driving down from new jersey, i took the opportunity of stopping at new echota, the former cherokee capital. to the average person, the park would seem insignificant; to me, an overbearing sadness fell over me, of what *could have been* ... the potential unrealized. the very grass was asking me ... 'why?'

streetshoot. thousands of great images and linkage here. go to town! it's not just street photography. check out the b&w 4x5 work at the canyon gallery ...

gregory popovitch, street photography (paris, new mexico, etc.).

jeff dunas, paris street photography.

loire valley castles.

keep that flu away, folks. vitamin c, zinc, astragalus, maitake mushroom, garlic, echinacea, goldenseal, japanese plum ... whatever combos you want, they all help ... (thinking of john and david).

need underwear?

next door neighbor just came up, asked for a favor. i'm still in my bathrobe, and he even made a comment about my hair standing on end. nothing like getting laughed at first thing in the morning ...

national post: geisha, secret history of a vanishing world. or is that vanishing history of a secret world?

london telegraph: looking at how audiences have shaped the arts.

globe and mail: graves on target. like martha stewart, much of graves' merchandise is invented/created by recent college grads, paid a pittance (industrial design majors are the only ones i've talked to; there may be others). sort of the 'dumas' school of creative production (supposedly, alexandre dumas had a group of authors helping him write novels; he would take their text, make minor changes, and publish under his own name). and the 'run down area' of princeton ... bullbananas. the building is in a section of town that was called 'jugtown', where much pottery was manufactured ... and eventually swallowed by the municipality of princeton. the entire neighborhood is residential, for goodness sake ... i grew up three blocks away. there are some rather expensive and historical victorians in that general area ... don't mess with me, man - you're dissing MY neighborhood.

sunday times of london: architecting for the flâneur. what a great word ... that goes in the memory banks for reuse ...

the u.s. department of justice: guidelines for 'searching and seizing computers and obtaining electronic evidence' ...

linuxjournal: on becoming a linux geek.

missed this on friday: there's a beta available for the mac webstar server suite.

fileforum: swish 2a4 ... create flash text effects, without flash ...

bbc: renaissance machines reborn. don't worry about your neighbor tinkering with his car; worry about the guy building a scale siege engine ...

freshmeat: web templating.

i have to be on the roof later today; i'll see if i can compose a panorama (if it's at all interesting). then again, i may try towards sunset ... that always makes things a bit more colorful ...

house repairs continue; purchased an extension ladder, more wall anchors, all kinds of stuff. still no buffalo skull yet; haven't found one with the right 'grin' ...

the 'happy morning yucca, in the snow':