Month

November 2011
And there I suddenly heard, and even saw on paper – the complete construction of the Rhapsody, from beginning to end. George Gershwin in reference to Rhapsody in Blue. For Oliver’s 2nd birthday, my Father sent him a copy of Fantasia 2000. This was just a few weeks before he died. My Dad loved classical...
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This past September on a free night in Utsunonmiya, I headed over to a mall hoping to snag some gifts (and dessert). I hit the gift jackpot – think Big Lots combined with Dollar General. It was incredible. I grabbed stuff for tons of people, but mostly for my son Oliver – a new lunchbox,...
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Remember Fab 5 Freddy? I do. He was a hip hop pioneer. I also remember Yo! MTV Raps and Ed Lover. The good old days. It’s what helped shape my musical tastes. Thank you Fab 5 Freddy and Happy Holidays to everyone. The tree went up today. There’s added excitement with OIiver and his two-year...
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A lot of my posts are tagged with the word ‘surrealism’. I’m not shy in expressing my admiration for surrealist work, Salvador Dali and my main man, Andre Breton. But there’s another person I’ve failed to mention thus far, and I’m slightly surprised – Luis Bunuel. A collaborator of Dali, surrealist and Oscar winning filmmaker...
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My neighborhood is rather special. I live behind Kurt Vonnegut’s High School. And like his books, the neighborhood provides lots of stories – funny, real, sometimes sad. I often pass the same woman selling bootleg DVD’s. I’ve chased thieves in bare feet, after they broke into my car. People have knocked on our door in...
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Title: The Perfect Penalty Kick Artist: Daniel Incandela Materials: Steel goal, netting, 309 leather soccer balls Over the years, penalty kicks have provided the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Nations have cried with despair or joy as their teams have hoisted trophies as a result of one penalty kick, one miss, or...
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Early last December I decided to write about my father and post it online. I wanted to do something unexpected for him and something very public. I wanted everyone to know that I loved him, admired him as a man, thought the world of his career, and that I still looked up to him. I...
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