Archive for January, 2010

Ain’t a Thing


They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

Andy Warhol

Come Out Darkness

I’m in the war of my life
At the core of my life
Out of time and there’s nowhere to run

How we remember, what we remember, and why we remember form the most personal map of our individuality.

Christina Baldwin

Man Up

A kind of…cute, but slightly disturbing, article in NYTimes Fashion and Style. It’s about men vs. guys, and things that each “kind” of male will and won’t do. Full article here.

Do men want to be guys? I don’t think men know guys exist, at least not as a permanent condition. They assume guys are boys who haven’t manned up yet.

Do guys suffer over not being men? Yes, sometimes. Then they want to talk to women about their feelings of inadequacy.

Do guys ever become men? Possibly. But I’ve met 24-year-old men and 64-year-old guys. It would take more than mere numbers to make that change: something a man wouldn’t talk about again.

Guilty Pleasure

I miss Glee.

Good Grief

A recent read from The New Yorker on issues related to grief: how it can be considered clinically, it’s forms in private life and public ritual, why we experience it, and what we hope to get from it as human beings.  Article here.

In “Mourning and Melancholia” (1917), Freud suggested that mourners had to reclaim energy that they had invested in the deceased loved one. Relationships take up energy; letting go of them, psychiatrists theorize, entails mental work. When you lose someone you were close to, you have to reassess your picture of the world and your place in it. The more your identity was wrapped up with the deceased, the more difficult the loss.

Another Conan Video

Courtesy of Mel Tran’s tumblr.

Sorry, no Youtube embedding found, so you’ll have to click to get to the NBC link to watch. But it’s worth it! It’s kind of a ….Harvard shout-out, lol:


Conan’s Farewell Speech

He’s awesome.

“Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism. For the record, it’s my least favorite quality. It doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”

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