As I was sorting through and cleaning up this site, I discovered this draft post that for some reason remained unpublished. That is now rectified.

I had time on my hands recently and found myself in The Marin Civic Center. It had been a few years since I was there, but was good to catch up.

You get to learn about that Dog Kennel that Frank designed. Really!

But the fact that it nearly never got built was a part of history that had completely bypassed me ….

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In October of Last Year I wrote :

For a while now, I have been building a parallel set of thoughts which now has a permanent home here. It is a set of thoughts that live between the 140 characters of Twitter and this space which I am transitioning to more of an original thought / essay space.

This is to report that the experiment (for that is now what I realise it was) has come to an end. Continue reading

It is Friday. The end of the week – but not the end of the world. This is my third post on the ‘Topic of Tuesday’ …. and (for now at least) will be my last.

I will explain why I am stopping at the end, but first, if you only read one link through this post – this is it. And as you read it, know that it is dated July 23rd. This not a Monday Morning Quarterback piece – it is a well written thoughtful opinion piece by Tobias Stone as to what might be going on in the world, even before last Tuesday.

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Hilary Lost. We delivered on the request made in the video. Everyone got it wrong. I am not going to bother to comment on broad issues here – enough places are doing that already. Not my job. I want to write this sort posterity as an observation.

I truly hope that I am wrong about what I write below. But everything and anything we have all seen to date is that it won’t be. Here is hoping. I am now paused. I am now just watching. (With possible occasional updates to this single post, as things change.)

I would just like to say that

I am sorry for America

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.. for an earlier post – this one actually.  I have now updated the one thing I agree with in an email I received. Specifically, the reference to a picture of an audience at a GAWR concert as being an example of the sort of crowd one might expect if you tootled along to your average ‘Death Metal’ (sic) show. It turns out that GAWR “operates in the subgenres of thrash, comedy rock and heavy metal.” … and so obviously has “absolutely nothing to do with Death Metal in any shape nor form.”

I agree, so to all offended – please accept my sincere apologies for such an egregious error.

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