Monthly Archives: April 2009

Small Things…

People always think that life in New York is anonymous and disconnected, but I find it to be the opposite.  Case in point, I just dropped some shirts at the dry cleaner across the street and he filled out the … Continue reading

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Hard Times?

It’s been a tough couple of weeks  – traveling takes its toll and life carries on in the big city even when you are away.  It’s also hard to have your heart broken a couple of times in (relatively) quick … Continue reading

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Ninja Obama

DiD US Presidential Election 2008????????. This is why I love Japan and Japanese culture –  the picture of President Obama with a katana and wakizashi is worth ten thousand words of description of cross-cultural strangeness. How did William Gibson find this?

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Oregon – 48th of 50

I’m traveling to Portland, OR next week to meet with some clients and it will be the first time I’ve had a chance to visit Oregon.  Seems strange to me, since I’ve always heard great things about Portland and the … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Marcel Proust

I can’t pretend to have read all of “In Search of Lost Time” (although I do have “Swann’s Way” sitting on my to-read shelf), but I did just finish “How Proust Can Change Your Life” by Alain de Botton and was … Continue reading

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The mobile phone as self-inflicted surveillance • The Register

The mobile phone as self-inflicted surveillance • The Register. The level of surveillance in the UK is out of control – I was at the railway station in Arnside when I was over for my mother’s party and we counted … Continue reading

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