Do you want to know about me?
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Tiny garage on Cortland Street with two long tables and a few ballot boxes. Two guys manning the tables with steaming coffees. A good dozen or so people milling around on the sidewalk. The garage crammed with people.
This was just as important as who 'wins' the election and has zero to do with politics or democracy.
Monday, November 06, 2006
A Man Escaped & Lancelot of the Lake
are two awesome movies by Robert Bresson. In both, you hardly get to know or learn about the characters' personality. They do remarkable things (escape from nazi prison, knight of round table)and next to no ego is evinced. Only small glimpses of persona here and there. The characters are mostly just vessels of Belief and Will doing things without style or polish.
Man is a moral animal.
Friday, October 20, 2006
Lake Merritt - Herb the Banker
Popped across the street to open a bank account. Got to talking with Herb the Banker. He said that at one corner of Lake Merritt you see "tons of dead turtles all the time." He also said "if you fall into Lake Merritt you are supposed to get a tetanus shot." "That thing is filthy," he said.
It's still mostly awesome watching the pelicans dive bomb for fish.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Lake Merritt - The Geese
Eight geese just held up four lanes of traffic by taking about 45 seconds to walk across the road. They did not feel like flying.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Lake Merritt - The Golems
14 stories up, sitting on the top ledge of the apartment building a throw to the cut-off man away, are 8 tan cement cousins to
The Golem. 4 look straight at me and 4 look out over the lake. I can't see their faces but I'm pretty sure they are smiling. They are The Lake Merritt Sentries.