Weekend 422.0

Three quotes from Ware: Conversations… “More than anything I was just trying to get a real sense of what it felt like to be alive, and there’s a lot of those moments in life. I didn’t want to ignore them. I wanted to try to put them on the page, to try to get a […]

Weekend 421.0

“User anonymity and free speech would become things of the past. The moment IOI took it over, the OASIS would cease to be the open-source virtual utopia I’d grown up in. It would become a corporate run dystopia, an overpriced theme park for wealthy elitists.” – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (1) The Long […]

Weekend 420.0

(1) True ‘Smart Cities’ should invest in libraries (CityMetric)

Weekend 419.0

A couple of quotes from The Power of Silence: Against The Dictatorship of Noise by Robert Cardinal Sarah with Nicolas Diat… “In this inspired place, the long tradition of the eremitic Orders, the tragedies of history, and the beauty of creation cross paths.” “Carthusian spirituality was born of the encounter of a soul and a […]

Weekend 418.0

(1) Why New York City Stopped Building Subways (CityLab) (2) Navigationally challenged? The Bike Map is here!Whether for fun or commutePlan your route today!#PoetweetNYC pic.twitter.com/q1cSAexMF9 — NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) April 20, 2018

Weekend 417.0

“A thousand skeptic hands won’t keep us from the things we plan. Unless we’re clinging to the things we prize.” (1) Arcade fame turns to infamy as Billy Mitchell’s record-setting Donkey Kong score is invalidated “Regardless of who falls, the community will no doubt continue to thrive; the passion for these old games is undying […]

Weekend 416.0

Added two designer/artists/illustrators to the ‘Ink & Paint’ roll call: (1) Rick Guidice – He was featured in Art of Atari by Tim Lapetino. His work for NASA could have been used in Spaceship Earth and/or Horizons. See also Robert McCall and Herbert Ryman. (2) Ryo Takemasa – Japanese illustrator featured in My Modern Met.

Weekend 415.1

“Because he grew up in a railroad town, Disney loved trains; his love for locomotives was so great, he had a 1/8th scale railroad built in the backyard of his home in Holmby Hills, California, in the late 1940s.” – A Historical Tour of Walt Disney World by Andrew Kiste >> Watch (Vimeo)

Weekend 415.0

“As Rembrandt’s own life moves toward the shadows of old age, as his success wanes, and the exterior splendor of his life diminishes, he comes more in touch with the immense beauty of the interior life. There he discovers the light that comes from an inner fire that never dies: the fire of love. His […]

Weekend 414.0 (…that’s how our minds, create creations…)

Quotes from The Thinking Fan’s Guide To Walt Disney World: EPCOT by Aaron Wallace. This is a well-written/researched book from a writer very passionate about EPCOT. It’s also creatively formatted with supplemental content suggestions (Disney and non-Disney) at the end of each chapter. I was simultaneously listening to Epcot Center on Spotify by TXCREW while […]

Weekend 413.0

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” – George Orwell (1) The Reckoning of the FBI Has Begun (2) The Real Collusion Story (National Review) (3) Documents suggest possible coordination between CIA, FBI, Obama WH and Dem officials early in […]

Weekend 412.0

Quiet weekend. I took a look at my list of personal goals for 2018 (hastily drafted during my holiday sabbatical) and was frightened by the lack of progress. (1) Route Plan Roll / London Cycle Map (2) Japanese Illustrator Creates Beautiful Handbook of the Birds You’ll Find in Tokyo (My Modern Met)

Weekend 411.0

(1) Museum piece: a show at the Cooper Hewitt explores design and technology (Wallpaper*) (2) Caricature: Or, Guston’s Graphic Novel by Chris Ware (The New York Review of Books)

Weekend 410.1 (AOE 3 / 2V3 / Yucatan War)

This was an all out European showdown in the Americas on a map called Yucatan. The sovereign(s) involved were the British, Dutch, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. The British (red) were partnered with the Dutch (purple) while the French (yellow), Spanish (blue), and Portuguese (green) were allied. I’m going to organize the summary into three parts. […]

Weekend 410.0

(1) New York’s finest purveyor of pencils champions low-tech design (Wallpaper*)