Archives: September 2001

What bin Laden was really attacking

This Salon article I found expresses well what I’ve been trying to figure out how to put into words over the last week. I don’t believe the terrorist attacks are something we brought on ourselves because of our foreign policy over the last three decades. I think they’re an attack on modernity. They’re an attack

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emotional roller coaster

This week has been a roller coaster, that’s for certain. It sucks that the week I started to looking for a house to buy (what, I didn’t mention that before?) all of this happened, so I’ve gone from feelings about the WTC (anger, grief, passion) to feelings about taking such a big personal leap (nausea,

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Your happiness is intertwined with your outlook on life

Your happiness is intertwined with your outlook on life. In otherwords, if I’m unhappy, it’s my own fault? Hands that touch this fortune shall remain young and strong. Of course, I made everyone touch the fortune. Got to look out for your friends. Now is the time to try something new. So much for the

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let’s declare war

I know there are people saying that we can’t declare war…. yes we can, and I think, reading between the lines, that that is what the President, Colin Powell, and the congress are saying we will do. If it is Osama Bin Laden, we have the ability to declare war on Afghanistan as a country

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Afghanistan

yes! Bush is saying that we’ll make no distinction between the terrorists and those who harbor them. I hope that means we will wake up to find we have declared war on Afghanistan.

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DECLARE WAR

This is no different than Pearl Harbor. We need to DECLARE WAR. This is a good reason, maybe for the first time in a long time.

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I love America

I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating; I love my country very much. This is the best place in the world to live. It may not be perfect, and I may not always be happy with our government or with the way our corporations behave, but I have more freedom here than anywhere in

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My Photos

I’ve been updating and posting my entire photo galleries over the last few days. With the exception of three new galleries (work, places I’ve lived, around Indy) everything is out there and everything is new. Check them out. UPDATE: I’ve since relocated my photos to Flickr, with selected photos of them posted here occasionally.

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Wabi Sabi

Japanese Aesthetic principle: Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is the beauty of things modest and humble. It is the beauty of things unconventional. Material characteristics of wabi-sabi: suggestion of natural process, irregular, intimate, unpretentious, earthy,simple. From UTNE Reader: According to Japanese legend, in the sixteenth century Sen no Rikyu

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