Defenceless under the night
Our world in stupor lies;
Yet, dotted everywhere,
Ironic points of light
Flash out wherever the Just
Exchange their messages:
May I, composed like them
Of Eros and of dust,
Beleaguered by the same
Negation and despair,
Show an affirming flame.

from September 1, 1939 by W.H. Auden

Be Eh En Eh En Eh Es

Be Eh En Eh En Eh Es

“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”

Marcus Aurelius

My City of Ruins

My City of Ruins

A line from “Operating Instructions” by Anne Lamott:

On bad days, I think straight white men are so poorly wired, so emotionally unenlightened and unconscious that you must approach each one as if he were some weird cross between a white supremacist and an incredibly depressing T.S. Eliot poem.

Trivia relating to Awesome Ladies

I recently learned that….

The incredible Amber Tamblyn (who has been kicking ASS in the media lately) is the daughter of “Dr. Jacoby” on Twin Peaks! I vaguely knew Dr. Jacoby was played by Russ Tamblyn but I never connected the dots. Love Twin Peaks! Love Amber Tamblyn! Love, love, love! Here is Amber talking about her path to directing the movie “Paint it Black”. Inspiring.  <3  <3  <3

The incredible Lucinda Williams wrote “Passionate Kisses”. I always thought it was Mary Chapin-Carpenter. Nope. Here’s Lucinda talking about writing that song and others for her demo album, and subsequently getting told there was no ‘place’ for her music in country OR rock.

The incredible Aimee Mann is one of the nihilists in the Big Lebowski! How did I not know this!?

Three amazing women creating their art on a global scale… and leading the way for the rest of us.

Anarchy is starting to make sense

Anarchy is starting to make sense

The United States used to be lots of fun.
What is a version of the world without the will to despise it?

 

VISUALIZE SUCCESS!

 

VISUALIZE SUCCESS!

 

VISUALIZE SUCCESS!

 

I just finished “Then We Came to the End” by Joshua Ferris: a horrifically accurate depiction of personality conflicts within a failing advertising agency. Five stars!