Sunday, November 06, 2005


It's a powerful tool but without proper discipline it can become an addiction. There's a great article on about how it can scare big companies like Walmart. I like that. I recently had a conversation about the different levels fo googling skill that people have (some can seemingly find anything, some not a damn thing.)

So I googled someone I know and found some fascinating info on them, do I share that? Am I a google-stalker? A googalker® ( I am registering that!) Maybe I'm just up too late.

The info is obviously publicly available, but maybe this is one of those grey areas of internet privacy. I think of it as like catching a glimpse into someone's window.

Incidentally, I happen to share the same name as a rather well represented management consultant/guru who has written books and gives expensive lectures, so my name is coopted int he google universe by him. What should we call that? Goog-jacking?

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

security, fear, power and violence

I am curious to know why bodies are discovered in parks in Washington DC. (Shondra Levy and Vince Foster) and how judges can be shot inside their courthouses and how Anthrax keeps showing up on government mail and no one is ever found responsible, or in the case of court shootings, how it even happens to begin with. It makes me wonder how all the "hunt for Bin Laden" business is ever going to pan out and for that matter, the whole War on Terror.

Don't get me wrong I don't believe terrorism is in any way a legitimate political tool. My grandfather was a terrorist (IRA) or patriot depending on who you're talking to and I have been thinking about this stuff alot lately. I mean, who's wrong? who's in the wrong? What is wrong? "Wrong" in these complex political situations seems to be a grey area.

Isn't he US one of the largest manufacturer's and distributors of weapons on this great earth? What do we think all that weaponary will reap? I find the religiosity of our president and the weapons budgets incongruous. I find the brawn over brains policy lacking, it seems to be a media sport to call the UN useless of inneffective, like intelligent discussion and consensus are foolish ideas for dreamers. Maybe diplomacy is dead.

Friday, March 11, 2005

it's all around us

I've decided to strike up my own sketchbook assignment, where I draw my inspiration from the recent posts on

So this week I'll grapple with the death of Hunter S., the elusive Osama and the Unlinked renditions of Sabbath on Medieval instruments. This ought to be good.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

deep thought

Okay it just dawned on me that I have been cramming my head for years with words and ideas about writing. I am looking at this fantastic art nouveau book and realizing I need some more visual stimulation. I am talking QUALITY.

Oh my god!

I'm blogging! I thought blogs were for self-indulgent slackers until I read some good ones. Now I'm jumping on the bandwagon. I wish I had a champagne bottle to crack over the stern. Later I will be posting some links to pics… shit now I am thinking I will have to page map this blog! AUUUGH! I love it.