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Mar 2012

Amor Fati

I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things; then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful. Amor fati: let that be my love henceforth! I do not want to wage war against what is ugly. I do not want to accuse; I do not even want to accuse those who accuse. Looking away shall be my only negation. And all in all and on the whole: some day I wish to be only a Yes-sayer.
Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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  • Mar 08, 2012
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28

Apr 2011

I Am This Land

I’ve been wanting to do something like this locally with A-OK, I love the concept an execution on this video by Sumit Paul.

Excerpt from iamthisland.org:
I AM THIS LAND is a response to a year of divisive rhetoric; it is Breakthrough’s call for a more positive and open-minded future for our country. The new year provides the opportunity to celebrate our diversity and recommit to building a society that values dignity, equality and justice.

 

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  • Apr 28, 2011
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13

Feb 2011

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald Interview at Habitat

If you’re familiar with me you probably already know I manage another blog called AwesomeOkangan.com. We hope to raise awareness, foster a community of creative people, and share everything we think is totally awesome about where we live. And to everything un-awesome, we find a way to instill all that sense of wonderment and elation. It allows me exciting opportunities like last Thursday night when I (finally) saw that talented Calgary native, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, at Habitat. We sat down after the show for a quick chat and fondly reminisce about the time I assaulted him during BreakOut West last year. This interview could be especially awkward because 1) the mic wasn’t recording the first time around and we found out nearly halfway through it, and 2) we’re totally wearing the same hair even though we specifically decided on each wearing two different styles beforehand. That last part was a lie, but this interview isn’t, so give it a chance.

 

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  • Feb 13, 2011
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29

Dec 2010

The Perfect Martini

A perfect martini should be made by “filling a glass with gin then waving it in the general direction of Italy.
Noel Coward

 

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  • Dec 29, 2010
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11

Dec 2010

All I Want To Be Is…

All I want to be is someone that makes new things and thinks about them.
Carol Padberg, Verlag 3

 

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  • Dec 11, 2010
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06

Nov 2010

Politics and the English Language

A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure, and then fail …all the more completely because he drinks. It is rather the same thing that is happening to the English language. It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts. The point is that the process is reversible.
George Orwell (Politics and the English Language. 1946)

 

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  • Nov 06, 2010
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02

Sep 2010

Pigeons at Dawn

Extraordinary efforts are being made
To hide things from us, my friend.
Some stay up into the wee hours
To search their souls.
Others undress each other in darkened rooms.
The creaky old elevator
Took us down to the icy cellar first
To show us a mop and a bucket
Before it deigned to ascend again
With a sigh of exasperation.
Under the vast, early-dawn sky
The city lay silent before us.
Everything on hold:
Rooftops and water towers,
Clouds and wisps of white smoke.
We must be patient, we told ourselves,
See if the pigeons will coo now
For the one who comes to her window
To feed them angel cake,
All but invisible, but for her slender arm.

Charles Simic, Pigeons at Dawn

 

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  • Sep 02, 2010
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13

Aug 2010

Cynicism

By the way, what have you done that’s so great? Do you create anything, or just criticize others work and belittle their motivations?
Steve Jobs

 

11

Aug 2010

Style

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

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  • Aug 11, 2010
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03

Aug 2010

The unreal is more powerful than the real

The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because it’s only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.
Chuck Palahniuk