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I Remember…

Friday, September 11th, 2009

May those that love us, love us.

And those that don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts.

And if He doesn’t turn their hearts,
May He turn their ankles
So we will know them by their limping.

–Irish Blessing

May we all remember the lessons we’ve learned since, not just the pain we suffered then.

gogreengo remixes – Listen at Apothecary 9/10

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Joseph Hallman, gogreengo, re[gogreengo]mix Megan Cauley, Peter (PONY) Celment, DJ Carl Michaels/Jamie Johnson, Kono Michi (Michi Wiancko), Paul Pinto

I recently finished up work on the album cover you see above. Composer Joe Hallman’s gogreengo has been remixed by Megan Cauley, Peter (PONY) Celment, DJ Carl Michaels/Jamie Johnson, Kono Michi (Michi Wiancko), and Paul Pinto. gogreengo is a hard album to pin down, and tends to be pretty abstract and probably isn’t for everyone, but it’s worth a listen.

Joe gathered some talented musicians to remix his work, and you can hear their stuff and meet them over phenomenal drinks at APO bar + lounge (it’s Apothecary, for those wondering). Make your way there around 5 on the 10th of September and join the fun.

I haven’t heard it all, but in doing my design research, I became fond of Kono Michi‘s music. Her vocals and violin work are quite interesting.

XXX

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

I’m 30 today.

::scratches notch into wall::

Anybody know if I’m an adult yet?

2007/2008 New Year’s Voteprime Celebration

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Welcome, everyone, to the new year. I hope you’re all finding it to be the cornucopia of possibilities that I do. This year the Voteprime crew found itself once again in Philadelphia. Last year Alisa and I bought a house and so did Alisa’s sister and her husband (our good friend) Brian. Our houses are within about four blocks of each other, so Philly was the obvious choice.

Much fun was had, as you can see in Adam’s photos. Many firsts occurred that year (all photos taken by Adam):

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Hello in There.

Monday, October 15th, 2007

An ultrasound image of a baby, seen in profile.

This image is almost exactly a month old now, but there she is, our baby girl.* That’s her at 20 weeks. I haven’t ever been this excited to meet anyone, ever. Expect a lot more baby-centric posts around early February.

*We’re close to 100% positive the baby is a girl.

I Remember…

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Waking up at my parents’ home in rural Pennsylvania, coming downstairs for coffee and seeing the TV on, with a picture of one of the towers pouring out smoke. Sitting and watching the coverage in my parents’ living room. Watching the second strike. Hearing about the Pentagon. Wondering if this was the start of a war on American soil. Suddenly fearing just how large the world is.

Coming into New York City this morning for work. Idly wondering if something terrible would happen. Tasting the mild tinge of fear. Disregarding it.

Listening on the radio in the car to Gen. David Howell Petraeus talk about the war. Listening to Iraqi exiles lament the kidnapping, the torture, and the ransom their family paid. Wondering where I’d get fresh water if our plumbing stopped working.

Noticing a sticker in Penn Station stuck on a billboard that read roughly: “I blew up the Twin Towers and all I got was away with it.”

Realizing that the rest of the world keeps waiting for us to notice we’re not alone, or unique, in our suffering.

::Cough::

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

More posts coming this weekend. I’m recovering from the longest illness I’ve had in probably 7+ years. In the meantime, ponder this: my early birthday present from Alisa this year was old man slippers.

And I dig the hell out of them.

The mind reels.

Just Doing My Duty

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

City of Philadelphia Juror badge

Where have I been the last 2 weeks? Finding someone guilty of doing terrible things to a child. It’s been an odd few weeks.

R Design Website Is Live

Monday, August 28th, 2006

In addition to a myriad of other odds and ends, I, with Alisa, run a small design studio called R Design. The reason I mention it is that after wrestling with the dull giant that is Internet Explorer and my own dodgy code, the R Design website is now up.

Feel free to comment here or email me about it. I’ve placed a big punch link to it here on Current Config in the upper righthand corner. By the way, that big ol’ cap R is from a typeface I’m working on called ’Sulphur Tip’, which is based on some poster lettering by Lucian Bernhard.

5K in the Park

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

I almost forgot to mention, I ran the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge again last week. I ran it last year, too.

Previously, I ran it in 30:45 and was pretty much unable to walk 2 days later. This year, I trained up for a few weeks ahead of time and did the full 5K (3.5 miles) in 28:00 flat, with no walking and no crippling soreness or knee problems. All around, I’m happy with my performance. My friend Sarah suggested I go for a 10K next. Well, probably not, but I’m going to keep running regularly now, so who knows?

Here’s a map of the route. We ran the loop of Park Dr. South to 102nd St to Park Dr. North to Terrace Dr.