Sara

Written by my husband to our best friend Sarah.

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For my beautiful friend Sara.

Sara
By Josef

These tears are evidence of love
waiting on the cheek
for someone who never came
waiting for someone to care
I can’t sleep from the burning of the tears,
which roll on an everlasting waterfall.
Hospital phobia,
death is winking at me,
we sang old hymns,
and told Her it was ok to go.
Back in 1996,
your first kiss,
(a lifetime flashing)
increasingly reclusive:
I couldn’t stop for death
LOVE ME NOW, WHILE I STILL KNOW
(2013)

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Restaurants call customers out on phone use

Eatocracy

Kate Krader (@kkrader on Twitter) is Food & Wine’s restaurant editor. When she tells us where to find our culinary heart’s desire, we listen up.

Last week, we got to talk about restaurants that have banned kids from their dining rooms.

Here’s something else other than badly behaved kids that can be annoying to diners: overactive cell phone users. Recently, NYU professor Anna Akbar suggested to CNN the “phone stack” game: When you go out to eat, everyone must put their cells in the middle of the table. Whoever is first to give in to the urge to check their device has to pay for dinner.

Here are several places in sync with the phone stack game.

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Your Creative Intentions: The Monday Post ~ September 23, 2013

I personally needed such a program.

Studio Mothers: Life & Art

Pam Grout

Commit to a regular creativity practice. Regularity — a daily practice, if possible — is key to staying in touch with how you make meaning.

What are your plans for creative practice this week? Given the specifics of your schedule, decide on a realistic intention or practice plan — and ink that time in your calendar. The scheduling part is important, because as you know, if you try to “fit it in” around the edges, it generally won’t happen. An intention as simple as “I will write for 20 minutes every morning after breakfast” or “I will sketch a new still life on Wednesday evening” is what it’s all about. If appropriate, use time estimates to containerize your task, which can make a daunting project feel more accessible.

Share your intentions or goals as a comment to this post, and let us know how things went with your creative plans for…

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Dead Bodies and Archaeological Corpses: Aesthetics and Body Worlds

Man has always been wild when it comes to creativity.

Archaeology and Material Culture

Last week Times Square hosted a fashion show of sorts at which three models were decorated as anatomically correct, partially de-fleshed bodies.  A day was spent body painting the models with exposed muscles, nerves, circulatory systems, and skeletal elements that rendered them walking anatomical textbooks.  Artist Danny Quirk’s inspiration for the Times Square performance was the Body Worlds exhibit, a display of artistically preserved dead bodies.  The models were walking advertisements for the exhibit at the Discovery Times Square Museum.  Body Worlds complicates facile definitions of death and the corpse, clouds the distinction between entertainment and edification, and underscores the symbolic power of the dead body that has long been clear to archaeologists.

Body Worlds is a series of exhibitions of actual dead bodies preserved through a process called plastination, which replaces bodily water and fat with plastics.  The plastinated bodies can be posed in a…

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Brainstorm!

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by Yosef Stuter

Stuter Industries ™: Research and Development Phase

The call for a Second Ark has inspired me to launch my own R&D company, Stuter Industries.
Avoiding the word ‘invention’ at all costs, I call upon all research and development-minded people to further my brainstorms in to practicality:

Disposable Microwave

Very similar to a ‘T.V. Dinner’ box in appearance, DM would allow for hot, even gourmet meals in regions where electricity in inaccessible or undesired.

Bacteria for Refuse Piles

Given the material state of every 3rd world urban area, despotism and idiocy impede civilized sanitation methods. Therefore, a particular species of digesting bacteria is necessary to instantly pour over trash heaps. The bacteria would be sent dry, as typical, but a percentage left empty. Then, lukewarm water would be added, the capped closed, and the container shook. After bacterial activation, the solution is poured or sprayed onto trash-heaps, dissolving…

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I recommend reading this article.

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By Yosef Stuter

A Tribute to Ray Bradbury

In his dystopian masterpiece, the fellow-Illinoisan stresses to us the importance of the hard-copy. In a world where information is digital and easily manipulated or sanitized (ala Wag the Dog), Ray Bradbury warned us several decades earlier that the elite were planning to make all information electronic for the purpose of taming the masses for use of the State. Throughout his life, Ray Bradbury was a staunch internet critic, and he only allowed his publishers to create e-books if they were free for anyone with a library card. Ray Bradbury shall be remembered true practitioner of Freedom of Information.

Dark Sound of the Thunder

Bradbury’s fictional ponderings would prove innovative later in inspiring the world of 21st century theoretical science. His “Butterfly Effect” would go on to inspire Chaos Theory, which, in turn, would inspire the theoretical physics of Holography as it…

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