Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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"The French writer Michl Houellebeeq, in his book Atomised, used a metaphor from quantum physics to describe people as being either waves, movements outside of themselves, or particles, where the same isolation that makes them "free" makes them lonely, apathetic and unable to form connections.

In our time it is not only unfashionable but inconceivable to think outside the method of preserving individual autonomy. We worship "freedom"- a negative definition focused not on what we can do but on what we cannot be obligated to do. Our civilization understands itself not as a product of history and maker of future history, but as a facilitation- like a big shopping mall with a legal system, of individuals doing what pleases them so long as they do not interrupt others doing the same and disturb the peace.

This condition has not made us happy. While we agree that liberty, equality, fraternity and open economies are noble methods, the goal of these having a better civilization and individual lives has not manifested itself through these methods. By basing our ideal on freedom, we have closed ourselves off to obligations outside of ourselves, which coincidentally are the things that make us feel most alive. We are prisoners of the self and it is no surprise we act selfishly as a result."

-Brett Stevens, from the foreword to Pentti Linkola's Can Life Prevail?

Monday, April 25, 2011

JP Hand Straight sample

"The pedigree of Honey
Does not concern the Bee-
A clover, any time, to him,
Is Aristocracy-"
-Emily Dickinson

Friday, April 15, 2011

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For Rock and Blues lovers:

If you haven't checked out the two man band called Gypsy Cab, you have a void in your soul that must be filled. 
For a stage of 2, the magnitude is shocking. Check it for yourself.

Gypsy Cab from Travis Dunaway on Vimeo.

If you were thinking the whole time that the guitarist and I shared a striking resemblance (which I'm sure you were)It's because he is my BROTHER. 

How did these genes skip over me?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

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EVERYTIME I throw a party at our house I learn something new. This time it was that bacon will take you by surprise when you leave it under the broiler in your oven.
 Our guests were welcomed into our home by the fire alert beeping, accompanied by a thick cloud of smoke- afterwards my mom told me she liked very crispy bacon...almost blackened, anyway.Thats why parents are good guests. 
Luckily spring is here, which meant nothing could stay wrong for long, and cute little Emma, the newest addition to our fam was there too- so the morning was a peach. 


 James being a good dad... still learning. (jk Madi)

 Little Lamb