Sunday, February 21, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Sunday, February 15, 2009
day of rest
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
the good, the bad, the ugly
I don't know how you feel about politics, It's a bizarre bidness. Why would anyone want to be involved?
What a web we weave.
But I will say, I am mighty proud of my local government. The City of Charlottesville has posted their Council minutes on the Internet.
It is all on view, from 1953 to the present.
A resource for historians.
Doing business in the sunshine.
AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED "AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF
CHARLOTTESVILLE BEING CHAPTER 33 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE ADOPTED AND APPROVED MAY 2, 1949, AND AS SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED; ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE DIVIDING THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE into DISTRICTS TO REGULATE AND RESTRICT THE LOCATION, ERECTION, CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION, REPAIR OR USE OF BUILDINGS AND OTHER STRUCTURES, THEIR HEIGHT, AREA AND BULK, AND THE PERCENTAGE OF LOT TO BE OCCUPIED BY BUILDINGS OR OTHER STRUCTURES, THE SIZE OF YARDS, COURTS AND OTHER OPEN SPACES, THE USE OF BUILDINGS OR PREMISES FOR TRADE, INDUSTRY, RESIDENCE OR OTHER SPECIFIC USES; AND TO ESTABLISH SET BACK BUILDING LINES; TO PROVIDE FOR A METHOD OF AMENDMENT, SUPPLEMENT, CHANGE AND REPEAL OF REGULATIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND BOUNDARIES; TO PROVIDE A METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION; TO PROVIDE FOR A BOARD OF APPEALS AND PRESCRIBE ITS POWERS AND DUTIES; TO PROVIDE FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE AND TO PRESCRIBE PENALTIES FOR THE
VIOLATION THEREOF WHICH WAS OFFERED AT THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL ON DECEMBER 16, 1957, WAS ADOPTED AS AMENDED BY THE FOLLOWING RECORDED VOTE: AYES: MR. COLEMAN, MR. DAVIS, MR. MICHIE AND MR. SCRIBNER NOES: NONE. (MR. WEINBERG ABSENT AT THIS TIME.) February 17, 1958
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Friday, July 27, 2007
Near the mouth of the River Ouse. Adeline Virginia Stephen was in the water for eighteen days before the children found her.
"What is the meaning of life?... a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years. The great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark." Va. Woolf
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
Saturday, December 24, 2005
President Bush delivered his Kwanzaa Hanukkah Christmas messages a few days back. He covered a lot of bases, Virgin Birth, Light of Hope, Triumph over Tyranny, Those Lost in Freedom's Cause, Commitment to Compassion, Creativity, Collective Work.
The White House bows to diversity and simultaneously squeezes three takes on the Winter Solstice into the Bush Policy Bag. Impressive.
However the President failed to say words recognizing the Holiday of Commerce. Words for the Nutcracker, for Santa, for Frosty the Bleeping Snowman. Will his omission have a political cost?
Yesterday, Jose Luis Espinal of Washington Heights NY had his name changed in Manhattan Civil Court to Jesus Christ.
That, my friends, is Freedom.
Monday, November 21, 2005
Friday, July 08, 2005
Being money is fun. People work for you, cherish you, put you in a safe dry place.
Being money is the bomb, when you are big money people respect you, worship you, get nervous around you, by God they are in awe of you.
In the Bible money is mentioned over and over again, hundreds of times.
Everybody loves money. Democrats, Republicans, Chinese Communists, little kids waiting for the tooth fairy...
On the other hand there is the life of corn.
You get shelled, you get made into a pipe. Many of the brethren are processed for corn syrup, consumed by humans and turned into adipose tissue. Then the fat people pump corn ethanol into their cars, drive to Micky D's, eat corn-fed beef
It sucks being corn.
The best part of being corn is living, in the dark, in a field, millions of plants, vast monoculture, north south east and west, corn in all directions.
Large. Green. Alive!
Money can't say that.
(Emma on ladder, priceless.)
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
June 21, the days git shorter now.
Watching the corn grow.
Found a peacock nest yesterday with three eggs.
This morning the nest was gone.
A crow was eating the yolk of one of the eggs, presumably moved out of the nest by a raccoon.
Snapping turtles lay eggs in the yard, raccoons dig up the eggs.
Snapping turtles eat baby ducks.
Blacksnakes eat pea chicks.
Art historians look at a photographer?s work and say ?the street photography of Mr.X is clearly informed by the photography of Lee Friedlander.?