Tuesday, February 9, 2016
A telling anecdote: A friend of mine grew up in a geodesic dome in North Carolina. She liked to tell the story of the escalating paranoia provoked by a teenage LSD experiment in a house with no corners. In a geodesic space designed for maximum domestic efficiency, there is no place to hide. It’s an extreme example, but it underscores the limits of Fuller’s emphasis on geometry and performance. Performance implies optimization for one thing at a time and may not account for the full range of human experience. Contrast that to Kahn's observation that “architecture must have bad spaces as well as good spaces.”
— Stan Allen, “Postscript: R. Buckminster Fuller and Louis I. Kahn” in R. Buckminster Fuller World Man
Monday, February 8, 2016
What are you drinking? Tea!? Tea is boring. I hate tea and I hate reading.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
It can be argued that many deaths are inconveniently scheduled.
— James F. O’Gorman, ““Either in Books or Architecture:” Bertram Grosvenor Goodie in the Nineties,” American Architects and Their Books, 1840-1915
Saturday, February 6, 2016
I think I’m hungry for knowledge but I’m satiating it with Total.
— Lily on cereal snacking
Friday, February 5, 2016
Procrastination may also give you some status. After all, its only very lucky or very wealthy people who don’t have to work hard at things. If you procrastinate and take it easy, you may be saying, I’m a special kind of person-I’m one cut above the rest. I shouldn’t have to work hard and hustle. I deserve to play and have fun.
— David D. Burns, M.D. The Feeling Good Handbook
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Bread and butter letter, also known as bagel and cream cheese.
— Sid the Kid on thank you note email subject line
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Becoming the biggest small.
— Markus Dohle
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Aspen’s had a rough day.
— United baggage claim representative at LGA
Monday, February 1, 2016
Sunday, January 31, 2016
I like the sound of rehearsal.
— Lily on the sound of a child playing piano near the bathrooms at the Aspen Jewish Community Center
Saturday, January 30, 2016
— Emily at Il Poggio
Friday, January 29, 2016
Are you the one she was waving at? Ah! That’s hilarious.
— Random woman after I said “did she (Emily) get on the plane?”
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Stay funky. Stay fresh. Stay thug. Stay #blessed…
— Spencer in email after I sent one saying I was going on vacation
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
I exchanged kids for these other pursuits.
— Barstow alumnus
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Figuring it out.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Intellectually restless throughout his life, Professor Minsky sought to move on from mathematics once he had earned his doctorate. After ruling out genetics as interesting but not profound, and physics as mildly enticing, he chose to focus on intelligence itself.“The problem of intelligence seemed hopelessly profound,” he told The New Yorker magazine when it profiled him in 1981. “I can’t remember considering anything else worth doing.”
— Glenn Rifkin, “Marvin Minsky, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Dies at 88,″ The New York Times
Sunday, January 24, 2016
And I must push my barrow all the day.
— The Decemberists, “Eli, the Barrow Boy”
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Each of these are individual snowflakes!
— Lily in a big pile of snow
Friday, January 22, 2016
And then I thought, if chicken’s in it, how bad could it be?
— Sid the Kid on Wednesday’s cabbage soup
Thursday, January 21, 2016