My long passed away father, was wondering on visits, why I live in New York and not in San Francisco, where both his phyiscal sons live. My adored friends Thomas and Michaela, when passing through, confirmed that the closer they got to our home the uglier it got.
Years later, Thomas was first to welcome me back in Frankfurt. He was right all along, the work city Frankfurt was a perfect fit for me returning from NYC. I visited splendid bars on my casual way home with a watchful eye on work material while sipping dry Martini. All to regain power for preparing the next day after getting home.
Hipster music virtuoso Sufjan Stevens has taken much out of the complexity of his early work, which made everyone buy a banjo and increased sales of the forgotten instrument. The new songs remind me of the way Elliott Smith used to sing. Not the singing exactly but how it is dramatised.
Well, my siblings and I were raised like tenants, to be honest. There was a total absence of intimacy in my family, though there was still a great deal of camaraderie among the kids. Things were set up almost like a business, and it had to be managed that way because we were really poor, and there were a lot of mouths to feed. My dad and stepmom never had real, consistent careers. They were just always making ends meet. There were rules and regulations and chores, but very little time for casual enjoyment of each other’s company. I don’t know if that sort of ideological approach to parenting was intentional, but it’s a little ironic that my closest fatherly companion is Lowell, a man who has no blood relation.
Chimps are exceptionally cautious when they cross the busy road in Uganda’s Kibale National Park. Ninety-two per cent of them looked right, left, or both ways before or during crossing, and 57 per cent ran across – showing that they knew the value of reaching the other side as quickly as possible.
“What must be done for the internet to develop into a valid and valued culture technology?”
Peter Kruse, known as speaker for the German language web (Source).
You may refer to your web activity, your blog perhaps, as your web presence. Alas, the web is no presence media. Even the thought of being able to buy presence is absurd – no one could afford it with the depth and extend of the platform. On the web its all about resonance. The formula for success, “the more persistent, so much the better” won’t work. Instead try, “the more activating, so much the better”.
Peter Kruse, the spokesperson of the German language web has been absent for quite some time. Now an interview appeared in the current issue ofbrandeins, the German economy magazine. Kruse comes to the aid of ideas that do, coined by Gareth Kay:
“It’s not what we do,
it’s what people do with what we do.”