Monthly Archives: May 2011

art: Deborah Butterfield K.O.s AbEx at ART MRKT

It was interesting to go to ART MRKT and see the work that high-end galleries and organizations pay to present. I couldn’t discern any theme to it all. One gallery was hawking Damien Hirst prints, such as a 2-D diamond-dusted … Continue reading

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books: sex and science-fiction

Three S.F. books, all going way beyond impersonal characterless scientists in lab coats. Sprawling, very good! 2011-02-20skierpageproduct River of Gods by Ian McDonald ★★★★☆ This does a fantastic job of presenting the foreign culture of Indian nation-states on the brink … Continue reading

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skiing: an advanced lesson with the master

It’s hard to get better by skiing on your own. Teaching less talented skiers hones your technique, but doesn’t stretch you. So I paid for a private lesson. I’ve wanted a lesson from Elianne “El” Furtney for a decade, but … Continue reading

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