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scribe · 2019

(more new work i will get around to putting online. ingredients: black gesso on translucent drop cloth, rage. 36 inches square.)

08:30 / 21 February 2019
Posted to Work


“scale rarely seen”

a US Coast Guard lieutenant was arrested for planned domestic attacks on left-leaning politicians and mainstream journalists. stories like this, sadly, can be expected at this point. (if not expected, then perhaps unsurprising if and when they do pop up.)

what got me about the article, though, was some phrasing:

Christopher Hasson intended “to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country”, according to a filing to federal court in Maryland. Law enforcement officers seized 15 guns and 1,000 rounds of ammunition from his home.

Gun Violence in America has reached the point of frequency where there are levels. the frequency of mass shootings is at a point we’re spending time sub-categorizing them instead of dealing with the problem.

“…scale rarely seen…”. unreal.

22:00 / 20 February 2019
Posted to Opinion


Out Cold

Amsterdam, 2018

(soon to depart America once again; this time with a fully-operational camera and a new list of cities to see. finally getting film developed from last year.)

17:15 / 20 February 2019
Posted to Work


(Trump is not The Problem)

nothing is going to annoy me more than liberals trying to convince me that not voting for Warren or Harris on 2020 is somehow sexist. it’s about politics, and it’s Bernie or Bust. it was in 2016, it is now. the political position of “incremental change” is ideologically weak and fundamentally stupid. start with passion, with a goal, and eventually it will get compromised down to change. start with weakness and you’re already beaten.

Warren is a capitalist and Harris a cop. decisive and uncompromising action is needed and there’s really nothing left to be said about it.

09:00 / 20 February 2019
Posted to Opinion


self-titled (vol. 3)

Distorted Perspective III

working cover for new/upcoming self-titled book. i will officially be taking a hiatus from books after this, as i consider it somewhat of a Statement Work.

23:30 / 16 February 2019
Posted to Work


Under a Dying Sun

Joshua Tree · 2016

in August of 2016 the road was calling yet again; i found myself driving around the USA for the month. from Portland to Washington DC by way of Milwaukee and Cleveland, down to New Orleans and across the south, through Texas and then up the west coast. On the last night of my trip I found myself in Joshua Tree National Park.1

I’d never been to Joshua Tree before but was familiar with its lore. mulling about: the camp sites were overcrowded, the roads empty. i did not notice an excessive amount of Park Rangers, which makes the shutdown vandalism perplexing. why was this place a target for such destruction?

relating to the motivations of people has never been a strong suit of mine but some days i think it’s a completely foreign concept.

  • the “last night” was supposed to be second-to-last, but I ended up driving Joshua Tree to Portland in one straight, 18-hour shot. it became one of those travel segments where keep going keep going was a psychic itch i couldn’t stop scratching. every chance I had to pull over for a motel, my foot pressed the gas onward.

10:00 / 16 February 2019
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(some more recent work;progress on upcoming book to be released early april)

17:45 / 12 February 2019
Posted to Work


the homey office

the return of the cubicle; i can’t wait to see who re-makes Office Space for 21st century, burned-out-on-start-up culture.

somebody once told me, “time is a flat circle.” all of these headlines prove it. what was old is new again. what was new has lasted long enough for dissatisfaction to mount, disillusionment to set in. it’s not the solutions that are ineffective, it’s that the question is the problem.

“How can we make work more like your home life?”

the push for offices to be inviting but also increase productivity, the constant connection that demands constant attention, the lifestyle obsession that comes with corporate culture—especially in tech—is manipulative at best and inhuman when it comes down to how much of life they’re trying to appropriate for how little return people are getting

08:15 / 12 February 2019
Posted to Opinion


Daytime Snow II

10:30 / 9 February 2019
Posted to Personal


Daytime Snow I

21:00 / 8 February 2019
Posted to Personal


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