July 2009

Candle lover

You inhabit me
in your rejection
as a burned out candle
stays in the room
I breathe you in
bound together
in separation.

Each month, a small group of us submit our paintings, sketches, etc. to a Flickr group called “Deadline Painting Group.” We paint around a different theme, and this month’s theme is the poem above. We’ll be posingt our paintings to the group on August 29th. It’s fun to see how different people interpret the subject and it’s also great to get positive support and feedback from various people. Please do join us!

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Sent from my iPhone

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For “Deadline Painting Group” this month, the theme was “monochrome”, so I thought I’d use the opportunity to try painting on the iPhone using the “Brushes” app. I painted this while on the flight from Seattle to San Francisco and it took quite some time to get used to using a finger instead of a brush to draw and paint. Good thing we were only painting monochrome this month, as adding color to this would have been a real challenge!


Fear may be planted in the hearts of the shoppers and employees of the Ft Lewis PX, but I hope we don’t let it take root and expect that violence is around the corner. My mom and I will return to Ft Lewis tomorrow, perhaps with a bit more awareness of our surroundings, but with faith that people are good and that life is precious and full of miracles.

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Still waiting for the age group results – but I’m pretty happy with my time. Now I’m inspired to sign up for my next race!

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doubletwist-press-collageAdAge just posted an article about doubleTwist, following their new campaign in NY and SF which features ads in buses and commuter trains.  However, it’s also interesting to note the outcome of the mystery of the disappearing ad during Apple‘s WWDC in San Francisco.  You might remember the ad went up right under the Apple logo at the Apple store, only to come down hours later — and stayed down on the strategically key dates which were important to doubleTwist’s marketing plan.

AdAge reports,  “The $25,000, three-month billboard lease lasted just two days, was taken down twice and replaced once. No matter: The days following saw a 10-fold jump in downloads and a sustained increase in DoubleTwist’s website traffic.

The story made great fodder for articles and speculation.  A taste of the coverage surrounding the BART debacle are shown above.