Month: January 2002

steve reich on the cd.

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are you a minimalist? steve reich seems to be. spare, modern music composed for fleets of instruments (18 musicians, 4 organs, etc). so that brings me to tuesday night. it’s been one hell of a busy week. it’s only the second week of the semester, and i have the feeling that things will calm down in a couple of weeks. my new life as an adjunct professor moves forward. this morning i spent in meetings. […]

spring into january.

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it felt like spring out today. 50 degree weather. sunny. winter has disappeared. this is good i suppose unless it means the death of us. at any rate, the weekend went fast. j & j drove to the city, and we had dinner at this italian restaurant. i hadn’t been there for years. the food was quite good. we walked around downtown for hours, catching up on life. they were here last for my new […]

announcements to the crew.

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i spent some time this evening sending out emails to the gang. i’ve been telling everyone to see “a beautiful mind” — a splendid, incredible film — a true story — a man with schizophrenia — simply amazing! a powerful film — emotional yet driven. i highly recommend it. if you’ve seen the film, tell me what you thought of it. it was a day off. the university regards the martin luther king jr day […]

quiet in the city.

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i watched a half-hour of television. i enjoyed myself, but i don’t much like the television. an hour or two a week is all that i can tolerate. for the first time in my life, i have cable. it’s basic $15-a-month cable, but it still feels like a violation. i’m thinking of canceling altogether. otherwise i’m feeling a quiet vibe before the storm begins. i’m listening to nick drake. amy lent me hers and i’m […]

freedoms and motivations.

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greetings. quiet machinations in the house tonight. scheming for a dynamic class beginning in a spare few weeks. i’ll be working in what the university calls “overload” status. meaning i’ll be working as a part-time professor while keeping my regular full-time job at the university. should be interesting. i’ll have to make up a few hours when i’ll be in the classroom but shouldn’t be too bad. had lunch with my mentor the other day, […]

phase four begins.

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phase one began five and half years ago. it was june of 1996. i moved here from another state. phase one was one of work. it was a time of change and development. it was one of exploration, illness, but eventual recovery in june of 1998 when i found out that i had been accepted into graduate school. so phase one was two years of working. mundane years spent in and out of hospitals and […]