Friday, September 17, 2004

This is the art work I have submitted for the 12x12. It is called "The Bowl of the Fisher King". I was watching Six Feet Under the Claire was talking about nameing art. The next day Julia asked what I wanted to name this piece. Fisher in homage to the show. but then the rest just to sound a little mystical. Posted by Hello

OVAC -12 x 12

OVAC -12 x 12
If you want an art event to beat all art events then you really must attend the 12x12. It is a great show. Bunches of art for sale. Good snacks. Great place to people watch. I hope to see you there.
Rococo's. Going out after work? You all have got to try Rococo's. Down on 28th and Penn. It is the best new place around. Try the Cookie's - sort of an Italian Tapa. I had the Chicken Breast Milianase. It was great. Decent Ceaser Salad - real anchovies on top. Get the Canoli for dessert. It is so very good. Two large shells filled with delicious rocotta cheese one with chocolate and one with pistachios. For you drinkers the bar looked like a nice place to hang and enjoy in a quite atmosphere. They have a website. It is worth planning a trip to dine here.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Sound bite philosophy.
Last night a friend was going to cover a roof he is working on due to the impending rain. One of the group says something like, “Well, what about prayer”. If you pray for the rain not to come it won’t come? My response was “what about the hoe in you hand.” You know that if you are going to pray for potatoes you better have a hoe in your hand. In other words there is work to be done the potatoes do not just grow. The Builder on the roof said “God rains on the just and the unjust.”

It got me thinking about sound bite philosophy. We live in a sound bite age. We do not listen to the whole of the work. As a society we take a bit out. The part that sounds good. The part we like. The part that damages the speaker or others. It is almost the instant gratification in words.

So where in our philosophy do we lose the whole of the message for a sound bite? Granted everyone refers to Nietzsche and “God is Dead” but very few know to which Fred was referring, let alone how many have sought out the work and read the text. Out of context from the whole it seems absurd.

So like our society we struggle with the things around us. Not because they are too big but because we have taken them down and made them to small. Easy to eat but hard to digest.

Remember to grow today.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

If you get the chance you need to see the new oil lamps we are blowing. They are great fun and really endless in the possibilities. I need to remember to find some wicks for them... searching now. Been trying to remember that all day. Hobby Lobby has wicks but they are expensive.
It is crazy training. I feel for you good people who have to do this sort of thing on a daily basis. I wonder why people feel the need to ask a question that is about to be covered. If they could just wait one moment all their questions would be answered. Why put everyone else through that pain?
I got a hair cut on Thursday. I am not really happy with it. Can you go back and get it trimmed up? When is the cut off day for that to occur? Do you have to tip again?
Time for a Shake's Chocolate Malt. Maybe a Braum's Cappichino Chunky Chocolate Frozen Yogurt.
I do need to get down to Cresent Market (63rd and Western) they are supposed to have some good Chocolate there made by El Ray.

Monday, September 13, 2004

I got a new stat software for my blog at I hope it is a good one. Check it out if you get the chance.

Howstuffworks "Dragon*Con 2004 Photo Gallery"

Howstuffworks "Dragon*Con 2004 Photo Gallery" My brother goes to Dragon Con every year. I did not see his picture but very cool. If you are a geek this is the place to be.

On a side note. I am overwelmed. To much to do and not enough time. Installing the GroupWise email program and trying to train my teachers. I need a lot more time. I scheduled 20 minutes for an introduction. The program needs about two hours. How do you training 80 people to use this software within a week and within the contract day when everyone teaches classes?
At least I get to go home today and blow some glass. We made Christmas Balls on Saturday and Oil Lamps on Sunday. Very cool stuff.