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2007.12.12 17:20
There were 17 very fecund tomato plants this past summer, but nothing came of the squash (I think because some kind of bug was eating the roots). Additionally, there are three young peach trees (maybe some blossoms next year) and the ever renewing, spring and autumn blooming raspberry bushes. It takes a lot of work, and if there wasn't a gate and a fence, a small herd of deer would eat everything at night. But there's still the birds and the squirrels who know exactly which tomatos are ripe. I guess I should be thankful there are no sewer rats in my neighborhood.

2007.12.12 16:14
40 Jahre später, Le Corbusier´s "letztes Werk" (DE)
ein Jahr und ein Tag später:
gecopied und gepasted über alles!

2007.12.12 14:11
I had a surprise visitor at Arbor Street today, and our conversation suddenly stopped when the visitor heard a rooster crowing outside. I said, "Yes, we now have a resident 'free-range' rooster on Arbor Street." It was then laughingly suggested I should send a post to design-l entitled "a cock on my block".

5222 Arbor St., actual corn never happened though.
All those photoshop collages are missing the ubiquitous power poles and wires networking all of North Philadelphia.
Don't live on Arbor Street anymore.
Perhaps I'll go down the hill and look at the cows at Fox Chase Farm.

2007.12.11 16:59
Spewing bullsh!t
Just tell them the less things change the more they stay the same...

Does that mean less drama is more time?

2007.12.11 11:48
Crazy/Hilarious Story About My Sister's New (soon to be Ex) Boyfriend!

"And then I posted the whole stupid story on archinect."

2007.12.06 15:53
Philadelphia Bound
At the end of my street is the highest point of Northeast Philadelphia--222 ft. Miers Fisher owned the estate 1795-1819; he retired here.
6 December 1812, Sunday, Redwood, Mary, Lydia and Hannah go to [Abington Friends] Meeting with me.
On Saturday nights I often go to the movies couple blocks from Abington Friends.
John James Audubon lived here for a few months early 1803 (or is it early 1804?).

2007.12.03 09:19
Guess Who
Both the profane and the sacred are human "being". Take away the qualifying hierarchy and you'll see the whole picture, which is much more.
After reading The Sacred and the Profane perhaps pick up Slovoj Zizek, The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity. It might help fill out the "whole picture."
I forgot a subcategory:
fertile space
conceptual space
pregnant space
assimilating space
metabolic space
diaphragmic space
networked space
osmotic space
electromagnetic space
all-frequency space
for a school I'd go:
inside -- assimilating space and all-frquency space
outside -- metabolic space

2007.12.03 08:05
Guess Who
..but what about the subcategories of profane and sacred space?
fertile space
conceptual space
assimilating space
metabolic space
diaphragmic space
networked space
osmotic space
electromagnetic space
all-frequency space

2007.12.01 08:31
Consumerism and Monumentality
canon : the body of rules, principles, or standards accepted as axiomatic and universally binding in a field of study or art
axiom : a self-evident truth that requires no proof
That memory, whether it be lucid or vague, functions primarily as a reenactment is axiomatic.
The operative word/notion within the definiton of canon is "accepted," which adds substantial subjectivity. Thus canons, in and of themselves, are not axiomatic.
Canons emerge via power play.
power play : an action, stratagem, or maneuver, as in politics or business, by which power is concentrated or manipulated in order to subdue a rival or gain control of a situation.
That canons emerge via power play may well be axiomatic.
Is it axiomatic then too that novel canons emerge via novel power plays?
[Did you just read a novel axiom?]

2007.11.30 17:04
Consumerism and Monumentality

René Magritte, Not to Be Reproduced, 1937
"We are all mirrors that have to see ourselves regardless."




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