Monday, March 31, 2008
1. Something (especially something abnormal) growing out from something else.
2. A disfiguring or unwanted mark, part, or addition.
so is a mushroom growing out of a log, then, a beautiful excrescence?
It's warm outside. It's cold inside. This makes me sad; I am inside.
I want to lay in the sunshine.
I want to snuggle with my furry buddy.
I want to nap.
I said "most times I dont want to" but then listed all the things I want to do.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
I'm workin on it guys. I'm working on it.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Okay Pënz wearers, now I know Pënz has been slipping a bit lately. We're coming up on the equinox. We're dealing with radical shifts in time both false and true. We are black women artists in the world and we're mad late with a new poll question (we welcome your questions at penz2813 at gmail dot com.
Hell, I, Night, Linguist, Samiya, Scryptkeeper, whosoever I be in this moment, completely forgot to post my Pënz on Sunday. Yep. I know it. It's kind of freaked me out. It's a little like leap year -- where the hell did that day go / come from?
So, in the spirit of Bruce Lee (thanks Sharon), in the spirit of the kitten in the pickcha, more specifically (see above) Night 19 & Night 20 will duke it out in an epic adolescent battle of wills and might, of right and white and brown on rice.
- 2 days hence Night will battle for the justice of the Art Day.
- In a couple dozen hours Night, my Night, your Night -- will fight for the coming fullness of the moon.
- On somebody's Thursday at somebody's time, in the deep darkness of this, our 20th Art Day's Night, we will fight for the saintliness of rain.
- Night will fight for the holiness of holy week and the unholiness of its followers and nonfollowers.
- Night will fight for its sins, and for yours.
Night will fight Night for redemption.
Also, there may be no fight at all. Night, after all, is rather nonviolent. So there may be some sort of rose sniffing distraction going on. But don't get distracted. Hell. Night will be sniffing that rose ... for you.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
with denzel washington
and this actor who was quite good
and they were in business suits
and it was a riff on the iraq war
and it was weird
which is tomorrow already
the ides of march
passed - not ideas ides.
the ideas are still here.
thank heavens. weird suits yeah.
and lots of fake things blowing up.
and a stabbing on a conference table.
and. yeah. the ides of march has passed.
hopefully, after reading all of this though
you won't realize that today is tomorrow.
and i'll be right on time.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
A still is an apparatus used to distill miscible or immiscible (eg. steam distillation) liquid mixtures by heating to selectively boil and then cooling to condense the vapor. Stills have been used to produce perfume and medicine, Water for Injection (WFI) for pharmaceutical use, generally to separate and purify different chemicals, and most famously, to produce distilled beverages containing ethyl alcohol.
Also--Pi day=Senalka transformation day
Friday, March 14, 2008
One of the most endearing and enduring qualities of humans is that we're so often sure that we can find the answer to any problem if we just try hard enough. For 3,500years, humankind has attempted to solve the puzzle of pi, also called "squaring the circle", calculating the exact ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. However, no matter how hard anyone tries, they find only a new approximation.
In ancient Greece, the great mathematician Archimedes worked tirelessly to discover the ratio, uncovering only a few digits of accuracy. When he tried to stop a Roman soldier from blundering over his work by shouting "do not touch my circles" he was unceremoniously murdered.
Pi is in art
By the time Ludolf van Ceulen died in 1610, he had spent many years of his life tediously calculating pi, resulting in only 35 accurate digits. And in 1873, William Shanks announced he had found 707 digits over years of hand-cramping work; unfortunately, he had made a mistake after the 527th place. The following digits were all wrong.
The most recent attempt, by a Japanese computer scientist in 2002, found 1.24 trillion digits of pi. To put all this in perspective, even an astrophysicist, attempting to measure galaxies, would never need more than 10 or 15 digits of precision. But pi beckons us on further. Some mathematicians believe that if we could only find some pattern in pi, even some hint that there were more fours than sevens, it could lead to a huge breakthrough in our understanding of the universe.
Pi shows up everywhere. In mathematics, pi appears in many fundamental equations that have nothing to do with circles. In science, pi is inextricable from measuring everything from ocean waves to economic statistics.
Pi is found in the very measurements of the Great Pyramid at Giza. And if you divide the length of a river from source to mouth across a gently sloping plane by its direct length "as the crow flies", you'll find pi.
Pi also appears where you least expect it. Religious scholars point to the Old Testament which, when describing the measurements of Solomon's Temple, implies that pi is only three. In the transcripts of the famed OJ Simpson trial, you can find arguments between the judge and an FBI agent about the actual value of pi.