Vincent Gallo and Zak Smith are two individuals I would like to meet someday. Zak Smith is an artist, whose art is out of this world. His use of imagery, subject matter, material and range of conceptual depth is provocative and powerful. I never met him, but I conducted an email interview with him once … Continue reading Smith & Gallo
There are few things more valuable than experiencing what it’s like to live with someone different from you. If someone isn’t what you expect, then shift your expectations. (The Naked Roommate Calendar) A few wise words from Nietzsche on Hardship: – If you are seeking happiness, welcome suffering – To those human beings who are … Continue reading Expecting the Unexpected
I have been infatuated with the ‘double self’ since my adolescence. The concept intrigues me in its dominance over the mental and physical psyches. When I was younger, I would drastically alter my appearance through changing aspects of my physical being. I was never comfortable embodying or projecting a profile for an extended period of … Continue reading Double self
(Article courtesy of Alan Taylor, March 14, 2011, NationalJournal.com) The official number of deaths in Japan’s hardest-hit areas now surpass 1,800, but search and rescue teams in Japan fear the number may soon increase to more than 10,000, as thousands of bodies have been discovered on remote beaches. Since the earthquake, there were an additional … Continue reading Pictures: Ways to Help Japan
(Courtesy of Alan Buris – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, March, 2011 press release.) The 9.0 magnitude quake was caused when the Pacific tectonic plate shifted under the North American plate, which moved Eastern Japan towards North America by about 13 feet (observed on NASA’s before and after photos below). Shorter Days Using a … Continue reading Earth Now – shorter days & shift in axis
Wow time flies by, I’ve been so occupied with mid term finals lately, its been hard to dedicate to blogging. But here I go again. This past weekend, I watched Shawshank Redemption (1994, directed by Frank Darabont). The film is about two imprisoned men who bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual … Continue reading Gift of hope
What a breezy and beautiful day it was yesterday. Me and my friend went to get some cannoli’s from Mike’s Pastry in Boston’s Little Italy. The shop itself is not too large, but they always generate such a large crowd that you usually have to wait in line outside. The ordering process is an adventure, … Continue reading Holy Cannoli!