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Monthly Archives: February 2007

2/28/07 / Tourbillon

8:55 PM I lead a simple life on the exterior. Very simple. Few tasks, few people, few errands and routines. I don’t envy you your complications, because mine are much more perverse, involved, intricate, and moving. If yours is the latest and greatest Casio, mine is the rare Swiss tourbillon being auctioned at Sotheby’s: thousand [...]


9:10 AM I’m robbing musicians of their living by downloading their music for free. What then earns me the right to make a living from doing what I love to do? 6:55 PM Never a laggard, but not frequently a standout either.

College students narcissistic

From news article: Today’s college students are more narcissistic and self-centered than their predecessors, according to a comprehensive new study by five psychologists who worry that the trend could be harmful to personal relationships and American society. “We need to stop endlessly repeating ‘You’re special’ and having children repeat that back,” said the study’s lead [...]


9:30 AM I felt bad. Snow from the hood of my car (which I didn’t clean before driving) was flying off into the windshields of the cars unlucky enough to be behind me. It was kind of amusing but not really. I checked their faces as they drove by to see if they were angry. [...]


10:40 AM Words don’t seem instrinsic to man. I mean, when we’re born we have our five senses. In terms of art I would say we’re innately predisposed to appreciating and creating pictures (sight), music (sound), and the fragrant and the culinary (smell and taste). Language develops later on – which isn’t to say it’s [...]

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