Lois McMaster Bujold
, one of my favorite sci-fi authors, tried a new approach for her latest book: Having fun writing it.
The first ideas for this book surfaced in June, 2004, when I was out on my back deck trying to soak up some Minnesota … Continue Reading ››
Check out these 200 amazing pictures
from the movie Koyaanisqatsi
(scroll down a little on the page), one of my all-time favorites and proof that we live on a beautiful planet.
The other morning as I was leaving for work the view from our bedroom window contained this tableau:
I had to grab the camera, improvise a stand of 3 books I grabbed off the bedroom floor and try to catch it.
And here's a sunrise from the other day:
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Billy Idol was in Copenhagen last night playing at a sold out Vega. In short: He still rocks. It was great to hear Rebel Yell, White Wedding (my favourite) and the concert closer, a 15-minute long excellent version of Mony Mony.
Laugh of the evening: Billy Idol presenting the band:
On drums [some name]. … Continue Reading ››
If you build a machine that makes art - then who makes the art, you or the machine? Is it even art?
I don't know, I just know that the work of Bruce Shapiro
is incredibly beautiful and strange. His machines make art in sand, bubbles, metal or on eggs.
Consider this a tribute to the unsung heros of the workplace. The people who make the whole thing work. Artist Zen Parry
has taken up a seat in the Portland Building in Portland Oregon, where she crochets a a huge blanket while talking to the public.
During a temporary job I had in … Continue Reading ››
The New York Times profiles Frank Minyard
, a 76-year old New Orleans coroner known for marching in funeral processions wearing a white suit and plays jazz the trumpet.
At 76, on the brink of a retirement that was supposed to combine oyster dinners at his favorite restaurants with a simple life on his … Continue Reading ››
Yesterday I visited Marketenderiet, a seriously hip meeting- and event venue in Copenhagen. On one of the walls, I saw this wonderful painting of a chicken with a shark fin strapped on it's back
Which immediately reminded me of the corresponding cast iron sculpture
I saw at the Danish National Art Museum … Continue Reading ››