Wednesday, June 25, 2008

~Hit the museums again today.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

~The WaPo on DC's new campaign to inspect all rental buildings.

Monday, June 23, 2008

~Ye olde wall on the floor.
~Got any art jobs for me? Or ANY jobs for me? Or, if no jobs--money for me?!
~N*E*R*D's new Seeing Sounds = interesting.

Friday, June 20, 2008

opening doors
windows closing
rough, rough, ruff
scratching off skin
bark, embark, disembark
made once
quality of life
weighs heavy
in the vein

Thursday, June 19, 2008

~The new Columbia Heights
~U St rainbow
~We got the house we wanted.

Monday, June 16, 2008

~Spent today as a cliche: homeless, destitute, unshaven artist wandering alone through the National Gallery wondering where I'll spend the nights until (if) we get a house.
~We put in an application for one at the opposite end of the spectrum from Demon House. Means I'll have to work to pay rent. Almost be double the dollars per person, with one fewer person. Send good thoughts our way.
~Cruised out to Manassas to spend last night in a motel. Absolutely fucking miserable right now. Too much shit going on. Can't wait to have a house and room of my own again.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

~Despite all the drama of the weekend that resulted in the tenants of 1841 being made homeless, life goes on. My girlfriend has taken me in for a short-term stay as my housemates and I attempt to find permanent housing. Today is the first day I've had to be alone and get my thoughts straight. Over the last several days I've been typing up my recollections and gathering notes while they're fresh, so that when/if they're needed for legal proceedings or whatever comes of this, they're ready.

~I may post what I've been writing in later days or weeks. But for now, after consulting with my lawyer daddy I decided it's best to keep my accounts private, or at least to not blog them without review by a lawyer, because even though I'm being factual, reporting quotes I heard and things I saw, I also know that the second and third-hand accounts I am recording--important parts of the account--could open me to charges of libel, slander, or defamation... regardless of my being truthful and factual. So, if you want to know what's up, I'll be happy to tell you, but I won't be posting anything other than a very dry, barebones, factual account of the interior wall collapse that occurred early Saturday morning at 1841 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 at the property owned by Dr. Joseph Liberman and his wife Dr. Amy Mazur. Knowing what I do about the history of this place, and the running of it, it seems likely that whatever happens will require much tortuous time spent in the courts or offices of DC government. Which is fine, I've got time, and more than that I've got interest. I love that house. I hope to see it transferred into the hands of someone who will give it the respect that it deserves.

~In other news not so melodramatic... if you're downtown Friday evening make plans to stop by 975 F St for the Carroll Square Gallery Aqueous opening. Highlights for me from this show are photographs by Olaf Otto Becker, and Susannah Sayler of The Canary Project.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

~Yes Virginia (DC, MD...), it's true, my home for the last 3 years, 1841 16th ST NW, Washington, DC 20009, was condemned on Saturday and we were allowed in to move all of our stuff out in the blazing heat of Monday. If you or someone you know has a house to rent to 4-6 responsible students and employed, intelligent people in urgent need of a housing fix PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE contact me via this blog or email. We're looking for something in the greater Dupont area, but have looked in Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

~This is what I'm forced to post when the parents are uncooperative & unwilling, or perhaps it's just that they're not photogenic? ;) Or is the photographer bad?
~Jada knows how to pose! She wouldn't smile, coz she missed Margaret.
~Luv me some orange earth movers!
~Gainesville this morning.
~Hemphill's Jacob Kainen 1939-1949 and Max Hirshfeld Looking at Looking opens Thursday at 6:30pm. This show moves automatically into my top handful from the last two years.