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Three Monkeys

NoEvil.pngIn the movies when some character doesn't want to hear something somebody is saying they'll put their fingers in their ears and repeat loudly: "I can't hear you..." I've seen Pee Wee Herman doing this.

That's how I feel about the war. I've had it. My brother tells me they've been pre-empting 'Morning Becomes Eclectic' with NPR's war coverage. The never ending pledge week from hell.

Camera crew from "Life and Times" stopped me on a street corner to interview me about the war. I told them I didn't have an opinion. They insisted on talking to me. The interviewer's eyes opened wide a few times as I answered her questions. Afterward she told me: "for a guy that doesn't have an opinion you sure had a lot to say". I don't think she got that I was being critical of the media's coverage of the war. Not actually speaking about the war itself.

Her eyes opened the widest when I said: "it would be nice to see real discussion about the situation in iraq--not just a sound bites and marketing slogans sandwiched between commercials". Right after I said it I flashed on them running this as an ad for KCET. As if they were any different than the networks.

My fingers are in my ears. I can't hear you.


Art Walk at Brewery

dada3.pngEleven a.m. to six p.m. Saturday and Sunday April 12 and 13. Might be fun. Nothing will beat the time they had DADA there but it's probably better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.


Both Oars In Orlando

Orlando.pngFinished reading Virginia Woolf's "Orlando". It reminded me of something I read recently about learning to write. The author was talking about how one develops a personal style. Each writer having a certain mix of content and style. Virginia Woolf was pointed out as an example of a writer who was nearly 100% style. I forget where I read this but now I know what was meant.

Beautiful book. Found myself enjoying the language but wondering frequently: "just what the heck is this about?"

Here are some quotes I found exciting [enough to bookmark]:

"For when anybody comes to a conclusion it is as if they had tossed the ball over the net and must wait for the unseen antagonist to return it to them."

"The nerve which controls the pen winds itself about every fibre of our being, threads the heart, pierces the liver."

"For what more terrifying revelation can there be than that it is the present moment?"



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