Saturday, February 17, 2018

Observations: February 2018

I spent a bit of January in San Francisco, San Jose, and Sunnyvale. The rest of the month was a blur of snow, work, family, and writing. In that order, unfortunately. Nonetheless, I learned and/or observed in January/early Feb:

  • Silicon Valley is full of contradictions. And super nice bathrooms.
  • The value of visual art is at least 50% backstory.
  • You never know who you're talking to.
  • A needless sex scene can ruin an otherwise good move (cough ... The Shape of Water).
  • Irony is something people don't like pointed out, but it needs to be pointed out.
  • If people want rights to your image, it's not usually for a glamorous shot. :) 
  • When partying with rich people, go for the second glass of wine. 
  • Driving a van is easy, parking a van is - as feared - tough.
  • Writing is a gift, but it's a tough one to keep.
  • Nonprofits are going to have a tough go of it under this administration. As are people. I mean all people. 
  • Yoga is my jam.


Writing news: New work in The Disconnect (as the name implies, you need to go in Airplane mode to read it). More new work in Flexible Persona. This one won an award (2nd place ... I'll take it). 



2 comments:

  1. 1. One of the best restrooms I've encountered was at a fast food place in Calexico.
    2. I don't know if you mean the subject or the artist. i might overrate Kirchner because of how the Nazis treated him. But with Guernica, the painting is always going to be connected to the event more than to Picasso. For me, at least.
    3. You would be unimpressed. Ha.

    2nd place is good. :)


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  2. It's tough to go back to the ordinary! Both, indeed. Ha ... humility is pretty impressive in this day and age. And thank you!

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