Archives: February 2007
Mon Feb 26, 2007
And Something Nice on Auction
The subject and execution of this small 100-year old bronze sculputure surprised me. But then I found at least one other version of the same scene, by other artists. So, I wonder. Was this scene just something that people liked to have in their homes? Akin to a Sporting Print or The Regatta or other popular image? Let's say probably not. More...
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Sun Feb 25, 2007
Nearly Flowering Tobacco
Being one of those people who gets a shot of serotonin every time I learn a new factoid, imagine how good it felt to learn about the Flower Clock of Carl Linnaeus. Using the fact that some flowers always open and/or close at exactly the same time of day, we now know the fact that Linneaus proposed that a garden could be grown that would tell the time, and now I know that nineteenth-century gardeners planted these gardens. via mirabilis. More...
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Lesbian Auctions on eBay
Once again I've done and grossed myself out by searching on "lesbian" on eBay. More...
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Sat Feb 24, 2007
I haven't updated status on the Shoppers' Corner mural in a while. It is still unfinished two years later. More...
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Fri Feb 23, 2007
Lesbian Movies. Seen Any Good Ones?
Last weekend I watched "Desert Hearts" for the first time in about twenty years. I don't see lots of lesbian movies, but out of the few that I have seen, this is still the best one. I had forgotten that the "older woman" was 35 years old. I remember her looking quite old when I saw it at age 25. And now I"m ten years older than that. But can still see myself in either character. More...
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Bibliophiles everywhere mourned the loss of Terrence McKenna's library earlier this month. There is nothing more to say.
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Knit vs Crochet
In the last year, I started knitting. I've always known how to crochet. In this little movie, I discovered where I fit in this new fabric arts world. I'm bi.
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Wed Feb 21, 2007
Barbara Gittins died of breast cancer Sunday.
Her activism began in 1958, when she helped organize the New York City chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis, the nationís first lesbian organization. In the 1970s, she successfully campaigned, along with other activists, to remove homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Associationís list of mental disorders. Gittings also helped to found the Gay Task Force of the American Library Association, the first gay caucus in a professional organization.
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You Know What Homophobia Says About You
Ok. This is not the direct source. But it does have the ring of truth. This is a story reported by Uri Dan, an advisor to Ariel Sharon, in his book about Sharon. Sharon told Dan what George (W) Bush said he would do to Osma bin Ladin if found: "I would screw him in the ass."
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Tue Feb 20, 2007
Medieval Help Desk.
The right attitude toward technical support transcends
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The Fibonacci Waltz
I'm not a mathematician, but I love cool things about numbers. Here is someone who has composed a waltz using a melody derived from Fibonacci numbers. The other thing I love about this is that tools that are simple to use are now available to us for composing and sharing this music.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007
Another Postcard I Didn't Win
Would you pay more than $12.50 for this card? I wouldn't. But isn't it shocking? Most men would pay to see this, and do. I wish I knew what was written on it. More...
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Mon Feb 05, 2007
Another Old Santa Cruz Image
Here's another view I hadn't seen before. This was how the shore-end of the wharf looked in the 1930s. Note how wooded West Cliff is. And how commercial the area is. The boardwalk is a lot different than it used to be now that all the businesses are owned by one company. And you can see the cliffs that the Dream Inn was built on. (ebay item 180081133553) More...
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