March 26, 2013

My brother wrote this insightful post about art and being present.

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In 2010, Marina Abramovic had a show “The Artist Is Present” at the MOMA, in which she invited anyone to sit in front of her for a minute of silence. It reminds me of one of my favorite scenes in Darjeeling Limited, in which all of the brothers and their mother just sit around a table in silence, communicating with their eyes. Anyway, I caught an interview with  Abramovic on the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC and she said that people would actually break down and cry during the minute of silence. I think that speaks to the power of being fully present in the moment. I don’t think it had anything to do with Abramovic. It was just the power of being fully present in the moment.

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Can Tho Church

March 23, 2013

I used to walk to this church.  The ladies wore ao dai and parade to church.  It was a great place to fly kite.Image_1060663 can tho church_1060671 can tho church


March 23, 2013

I found this photograph of the Underwood typewriter.  It is a scan of a color negative.Image

The cat to keep me company.

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Fish Soup

March 22, 2013

Jenny made delicious fish soup after a wet afternoon with the cherry blossom.



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Bac ha is great in soup because it is like celery without much flavor but it is like a sponge which soaks up the flavor of the soup.  Pineapple from a can provides the sweet taste which substitute for the tamarind.  I happen to like pineapple better than tamarind.

Sting Ray Journal

March 21, 2013

I bought this Sting Ray journal in Cambodia.  ImageImage

Spring Arrives

March 21, 2013

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March 12, 2013