A flame in winter
They are back now in November, and are level with my eyes when I walk on the treadmill. They are all over the street, too, squished and sticky on the ground. Flowers aflame that remind every year that December is coming, bringing the chill with it.
Jessie and him →
I dreamed I’d do something like this and went into a hiatus for five years. Now I am back doing the grind. Not that I’m not enjoying it. You gotta find your thing I guess.
Shankar Bidari The other day I presided over a meeting at which the Police Commissioner was the chief guest. The organizers had given him a list of petitions which he held up as he spoke: “Extortion from language organizations? I have taken care of them—Bangalore is in India, and any Indian is welcome to do business here. Call me if anyone tries any such thing.” There wasn’t...
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My favorite reading on the iPhone
NetNewsWire is my feed manager—I tried Pulse, but didn’t like the garnish. Such news that interests me in the feeds I transfer to Instapaper, for reading in comfort when I find it. The BBC Bulletins are for the minutes after lunch. Wikipedia reads well on Articles, and that is where I read reference information. I go to The New York Times only for book reviews. The Kindle on the iPhone...
Lennon with Gandhi →
Obama in Mumbai
I watched Obama speak to the children there. He thought a good while before answering some difficult questions. In place of silvery eloquence were faltering answers, repetitious sentences, and pauses while he searched within. Signs of being genuine? Because he was talking to children? Possibly because it weighed on him that India’s neighbor was tuned in to the event too. I was watching only...
Plain Text for me
The most popular text editor for the iPad seems to be Simplenote, which syncs remarkably with the Mac, and has an easy and impressive tagging system. But my favorite is Plain Text, for its elegant interface, and because its folder system works very well for me. I sync the folders with Dropbox. When you work in full-screen mode, the page in Plain Text moves gracefully to the middle, taking the...
UTC Supplier Gold
A business is set up to be quartered in the marketplace, tethered to suppliers who want higher prices; customers who want lower cost; employees who wish for higher compensation; and shareholders who want the very best returns. And many businesses do really come apart, when a pull loses patience and tears the balance. Still, there are those who manage to coalesce the forces into an organic beauty,...
Lennon, In His Own Write
Tickled by it. Paul asks not to look for too much for meaning in it. Or to be baffled by it. To just laugh, when you see the funnies there. The book is full of laughs.
Lucky 13: A MacBook Air Review | The Brooks Review →
The most comprehensive review on the new MacBook Air that I’ve read so far.
the European in protest →
After the History Museum, from the Church onwards, toward the Humboldt University and then until the Brandenberg Gate beyond it, Berlin has taken on the feel and majesty of classical…
On The Road : The New Nixon: News and Commentary... →
John Waters resurrects his Lennon tribute →
Log in You are not logged in Looking for a local business? Back to Listing 1 Nov 10 @ 09:13am by Mark Gertskis Actor, musician and Balmain local John Waters. Actor, musician and Balmain local John Waters is bringing his tribute to John Lennon back to the stage to mark 30 years since the former Beatle’s tragic death. First performed in 1992, Looking Through A Glass Onion is part...