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2002/04/06

Enjoy this little snippet from Herb Caen, "Out to Lunch," April 8, 1989.

Lunch is an invitation or a brushoff... "Hey, long time no see! Let's have lunch one of these days." Other guy, a touch too eagerly: "Sure, when?" First guy, moving away rapidly: "I'll give you a call - we'll set something up." As Prof. C. Northcote Parkinson once put it so wisely, so well: "Delay is the deadliest form of denial." When a Cal student asked, "What does that mean, exactly?" Parkinson replied, "I'll tell you later."

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"Dog bit me."

Geo. tells a tale of the Mill Valley P.O. One carrier whose route was up in the tony hills would go on disability twice a year for dog bites. Unlike the huge Rottweilers and mastiffs in the flatlands, his potential vicious attackers were always toys. He'd put a dog biscuit in his sock, and his mark would come up to him and nip at his heels. Quickly he'd fall to the ground, grab the "wound" and toss the biscuit. He'd get weeks off work this way, tax free pay while on disability and $1000 or $2000 insurance settlements to augment his $36,000 a year salary. No moonlightinng for Bite Me!

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'DESIRE UNBOUND'
AT THE MET

Birthday, 1942, Dorothea Tanning (American, born 1910), Oil on canvas; 40 1/4 x 25 1/2 in., Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with funds contributed by Charles K. Williams II, 1999, ©2002 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

The catalog argues that the Surrealists' plays with dream imagery, assemblage and eroticism aim to reveal the hidden rule of desire behind the rational facade of mundane life in society.

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Into Thy Hands, I Commend My Spirit
posted by TT 6:02 PM

2002/04/03

'You can't be an architect if you're not a self-starter, but you can still be an employee, which I'm not interested in training.' What can you do to turn it around now? In school, the past is always, dog ate my homework, or there's always the future, that shibboleth of a bright and shining citadel. The present is nothing. Example.

posted by TT 6:41 PM

Oops, mistake. I'll post this instead.

Hello all - The new business that my good friend BP and I are starting
is almost underway. The company is called TheodoreSteven Design and will
incorporate design and stock photography. There is another possible third
partner in the company who will promote his time to sales and finding us work.
He is already scaring me a little with what he is getting us. E's husband
K is going to assist us with the financial side of the company. It is great
to have so much support. We are excited and believe that it will work out for
the best. It will be slow getting us off the ground due to our minimal budget,
but that may be the way to go. We don't want to dive head first into what could
be an empty pool. We are optimistic about our timing though and feel we will do
well. Soon we should have our website up so keep checking
TheodoreSteven.com. And if anyone ever needs any sort of graphics or
photography...

posted by TT 6:39 PM

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