- San Francisco, California,
- July 06
- wonderer & wanderer
navigating post-analog worlds of art & publishing
occasionally here: www.laura-joakimson.com
"I have to add this. You talk about the darkest, scariest, creepiest time of night. That's when I dance. Really. I dance at that time to charge up the night. The deepest, darkest time. I just get into it."
MY RECENT POSTS
- Feels like I'm in it all alone
September 15, 2013 03:50AM
- lost in digitopia
June 11, 2013 11:47PM
- with prizes like lemons from
her lemon tree
February 21, 2013 09:32PM
- a series of importunate events
December 29, 2012 04:03AM
- for the holiday: feed an
December 16, 2012 09:10PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I know it probably
wouldn't help with the bigger
void of the
universe and not
October 15, 2013 01:04AM
- “my kitchen smells like
oatmeal chocolate chip coconut
cookies. and now
October 15, 2013 12:58AM
- “This recession is a
disgrace. The Paul Ryans have
together on those
September 16, 2013 12:00AM
- “Great photos. I
especially like the lava
lamps, and I love
one. I'm insp…”
September 15, 2013 11:38PM
- “margaret thanks for
reading. I'm always suspicious
someone says there's no
September 15, 2013 11:30PM
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You might think attending a conference would have the opposite effect. You might… Read full post »
“A book is a metaphysical thing,” I exclaimed, waving a margarita glass on an outdoor restaurant patio to my friend Gabrielle. “This is what I learned when… Read full post »
As I was writing this, my friend Christin reminded me to let you know that there’s something you can do to help. This isn’t just another political feel-bad story. So I’m going to put it right here in the beginning, a link to a petition to help save… Read full post »
This story was first published on my blog here.
“Kids! Ick!” I think to myself, reading the San Francisco Litquake 2012 volunteer’s program. Just what I need. More dirty feet, belching, runny noses and loud voices. What a chore. But everything else on the program… Read full post »
They say great artists’ merits are never really acknowledged in their lifetimes, but maybe this holiday we could make an exception and instead of supporting Big Box stores or blah malls, see if we can throw a few crumbs toward working writers, musicians and painters.
If… Read full post »
First published here.
My favorite Thanksgiving turkey traveled illegally to a foreign country, packed in dry ice, to be later cooked, sliver by sliver, in a toaster oven.
To know this story, it’s necessary to meet Bridget, a short, red-haired, smart, freckled, thirty year old Ivy… Read full post »
Is this what's happening and I've somehow missed it?
I see these odd messages and then there are all the crashes. All the crashes.
I'm joining a few survivors here.
And branching into my own grown-up little e-cave here.
But I'm not abandoning OS. I'll just crosspost. I've grown too… Read full post »
This blog was originally posted on my new website on October 29th.
These days I wake up and before drinking coffee, before fully opening my eyes, I check the latest polls at RealClearPolitics on my phone, and worry about the state of… Read full post »
“Both Nina and the nation were in decline. Their fates combined read like a logline for a film noir script: a War on Terror has been declared; poison letters, mailed, and a dark-haired dame is in a heap of trouble.”
So what happens… Read full post »
When the Devil came to California
He rode in on his fiery mare shook out his fiery hair
When the Devil came
When the devil came to California he brought along a bevy of hip, bejingled Berkeley dancers… Read full post »
“It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who weild it, and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those subject to it.” Aung San Suu Kyi
“Do you think you’ve transcended politics?” documentary filmmake/… Read full post »
Breaking news: This American Life has retracted its Mike Daisey story because Mike Daisey admitted, in several instances, to fabricating details that were aired on the radio as a fact-checked, vetted non-fiction story.
shock jock blames his hatred of women on
his hatred of hip hop……
I’m a man who’s easily bored
an Archie Bunker type—
minus the irony—
I believe marriage to be a sacred vow before God
between a woman and a woman and a woman… Read full post »
road to Glen Aulin
seems to be always doing his best here, working like a
man in a
glow of enthusiasm.
—John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra
July 28, 2011
Last night we slept under the Sierra sky you once called a bell-flower, out… Read full post »
Faceless job, circling,
un-Enola Gay fliers,
in war” Tibbets said.
in business; just a
and the fragile ground.
To force the body
not… Read full post »
If the square root of no new taxes
is divided by the budget of Planned Parenthood and NPR,
the integer greater than the top 400 wealthiest Americans’ tax breaks
will be divided by the sum of Wallstreet-predicted quarterly job growth
minus the total cost… Read full post »
“I have thought for a long time now that if, some day, the increasing efficiency for the technique of destruction finally causes our species to disappear from the earth, it will not be cruelty that will be responsible for our extinction and still less, of course, the… Read full post »
(Photo from AP)
Last night I dreamed I met Angelina Jolie. She was squatting on the ground with a group of people who lived in a small village. I came near and hunched down too and said, “thank-you for drawing attention to people suffering… Read full post »
Since this series, Toxic by Vice Magazine’s Thomas Morton, has made it all the way to CNN, and I can’t get the original embed to work here, I’ll post the CNN version with links to VBS.tv’s part two and three. Even though this was first published about a month ago,… Read full post »
News sources are reporting
a verdict in the Mehserle trial has been reached
and will be announced at 4:00 pm today.
No changes or disruptions to BART and other forms of
have been announced and it is not… Read full post »
you don’t want a friend
at your side at ball games
cheering for the losing team
no matter who they are.
you want someone to wear
your jersey, sing your
songs and clap at the same moment… Read full post »
I was shot at once.
In the 1990’s I taught English at a Korean University, and during their winter break I took a three-month trip to Southeast Asia. In Cambodia I observed people walking through the markets with AK-47 assault rifles and… Read full post »
Favorite word – jouissance.
Least favorite word – crusader. (considering some of the medieval crusaders were cannibals, for example.)
Turn Ons – stars on a clear summer night, alpine flowers, someone playing guitar in a foreign country on new year’s eve, notes on a p… Read full post »
Yesterday my friend Wendi was speaking about the way primitive cultures used to have ceremonies where they danced, inhaled from pipes, and found ways to take the edge off of ordinary community life. And right around the corner we ran into the Howard (How Weird!) Str… Read full post »