September 30, 2009


Everything is everything. Smile.

September 25, 2009

Tonight: MuteMath @ TLA

MuteMath Armistice Tour

Sailing to Philadelphia for MuteMath at the Theater of the Living Arts, third time. I wonder what the stage setup will be, no trademark flourescent-tube-light-display behind the band on their latest Letterman appearance:

September 24, 2009

Balance restored

Beautiful rocks, beautiful grass
Beautiful soil where they both combine
Beautiful river, covered in sky
Never thought of possession
That all this was mine...

When you know, even for a moment
That it's your time —
Then you can walk with the power
of a thousand generations

~ Bruce Cockburn "Dream Like Mine"

Sometimes this song pops into my head when I'm looking out over a sun-streaked field. Screams, "It's ours! It's now! It's been here all along!"
The harvest is plenty, but the laborers are few.

September 23, 2009

The fall

Autumn Leaves Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

"Nothing Gold Can Stay"
Robert Frost, 1923

September 22, 2009


I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process — an integral function of the universe.

~ R. Buckminster Fuller

September 14, 2009

Blind leading blind

There are none so blind as they that will not see.

Golf is a constant, shifting battle. Imagination versus ability. Ability versus execution. Execution versus repetition. Essentially, the conflict is within oneself.

I recently played with a friend, attempting to give some instruction along the way. Understand and simplify. A smooth swing plane that finds the ball at the bottom will produce consistency, if not power. The least productive technique is to hope and thrash. Even when a miracle occurs and whitie sails away perfectly, you've learned nothing. Ignorance breeds frustration, especially when it's all going wrong.

Of course, there's a multitude of variables in every shot, and no way of synthesizing good theory and technique without lots of practice. And golf is trying enough without the added irritation of unsolicited amateur advice. But a little conceptual coaxing can help break the chains of vexation when getting into the swing of things.

Skip ahead a week. Here I am, complacently hoping and thrashing. Left to my own devices, I will ignore all my own advice. Buried somewhere in my psyche is a nonplussed swing-coach-me, arms crossed, saying,

"You're making this a lot tougher than it has to be, bro."

September 11, 2009


And when I awoke
Everything remained
Everything crushed down
...continued crashing down
You were nowhere to be found

September 9, 2009


mission statement:

free your heart from hatred
free your mind from worry
live diligently
expect less
give more

September 2, 2009

On top

Eighth-annual Goya Latino Family Celebration tonight at Citizen's Bank Park. Looks to be a lot of dancing involved. Arrrriba!

Thought we might see Tim Lincecum pitted against Phillies' J.A. Happ...alas, the Giants will start their latest pitching acquisition instead. I was eager to watch Lincecum's freakish work first-hand, but seeing the Phillies score some runs will be fine. The Fightin's currently reside atop the National League East, leading by 7.5 games as the Playoffs approach.

The Phillies didn't show up last night. At least the weather was pleasant. And we were able to upgrade from section 417 to 117 for the last inning. Meh.

September 1, 2009


Deutsche Bank Championship. Sunday. Mark it, dude.