Monthly Archives: July 2012

The String (7/30/12)

At about 11 this morning, I got the word. There’s no job. Stick a fork in me, I’m done. I expected to feel a lot more pain. Instead, I zombied my way through the day, answering students’ questions, finding things … Continue reading

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One Good Day (7/26/12)

As the day approached, I was filled with dread. It was the first major event I had arranged in my new capacity as Interim Section Coordinator, and I badly wanted to shine so I could knock the “Interim” off of … Continue reading

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Pools (7/20/12)

The building still stands. It’s done in earth tones now, but it used to be a bright aquarium blue that would burn your retinas if you looked for too long. Fifty cents got you in the front door. High rollers … Continue reading

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Forty-Seven (7/14/12)

Here’s another report from the art museum. It concerns the neglected female sculptor Alina Szapocznikow. She was born in Poland in 1925 and spent much of her youth in concentration camps in her home country and in Czechoslovakia. After the … Continue reading

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Being Omer Fast (7/12/12)

No one showed up to Open Lab this evening – the deadline for their video project is still three weeks away – so I closed up a little early and walked to the art museum next door to see what … Continue reading

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Return from Darkness (7/9/12)

The apartment is pretty much the way I left it. I have only a few minutes for inspection, as I am expected at my granddaughter’s birthday party. There are piles of stuff on the floor everywhere from my fumbling around … Continue reading

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Waiting from a Distance (7/1/12)

Many apologies for the lack of content for the past few days. We’ve been dealing with a crisis in my Large City in the Midwest. Severe thunderstorms have knocked out electricity to nearly half the city, including my apartment. Near … Continue reading

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