I’ll be drumming with Hamanadon in the Fremont Solstice parade tomorrow. Should be pretty hot music and dance. Thione Diop will play lead djembe, and Kareem Koumbassa will lead the dunun section. The Hamandon dancers will do some of the routines they’ve been rehearsing for the past two years. We don’t have a float so […]
Today’s New York Times Science section has a piece entitled “Thrillionaires: The New Space Capitalists.” It’s about how Paul Allen, Jeff Bezos, and other new-money-ed types have indulged their childhood space-travel fantasies with their techno-billions. It’s kind of interesting, but the first thing I thought of when I read it was my friend Nathan and […]
Day 2 at “The Gates,” Christo’s huge installation of orange panels throughout New York’s Central Park. Sunday was a cooler, crisper, sunnier day.
A friend has for years had a poster of the plan for Christo’s “The Gates” in his business’s restroom. As soon as I heard that the project would actually happen, I bought a ticket to New York. Here’s what I saw on the first day.
The juxtapositions thread was born at the San Francisco airport April 14, 2003. I was killing time at a news stand waiting for my flight back to Seattle when I noticed George Foreman’s “Guide to Life” next to Suze Orman’s “The Laws of Money; The Lessons of Life.” The Orman/Foreman rhyme and the life/life themes […]
Back in February of 2002, the Buckaroo underwant some renovations, temporarily revealing an old advertisement for Monsons Groceteria. This must go back at least 70 years, since it has been the Buckaroo since the mid-1930s. If you’d like a high-resolution version of any of these, I’d be happy to e-mail it to you.
Since early 1998 an eclectic and lively group of independent-minded professionals have met every other week or so to share a bowl of noodles, usually at the Noodle House in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. And now this . . . I started the Fremont Noodle House Group while I was doing some home-based consulting. At first the group consisted […]