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Key Quotes from the ether wall

  • C.S. Lewis: "The Weight of Glory"

    C.S. Lewis: "The Weight of Glory"
    "I am trying to rip open THE INCONSOLABLE SECRET in each one of you -- the secret which hurts so much that you take your revenge on it by calling it names like Nostalgia and Romanticism and Adolescence."

  • -- Unknown: "God does not require you to have a great faith. You simply need to have faith in a great God."
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J'adore

  • Wee Piggy and Superhero Tazzy
    Bless their poofy hearts.
  • Survivor Toyland
    Very bent, VERY funny! I always thought there was something a little off about G.I. Joe. With links to other toy hijinks.
  • Stuff On My Cat
    just plain silly
  • Custom Altered Books
    These make great wedding gifts or scrapbooks.
  • Project Rungay
    Two fabulously glamorous fags ripping the show they L-O-V-E to watch. Project Runway from a VERY gay perspective.
  • Jafa Girls
    These girls rock! Altered art, assemblage, found art, lots more.
  • Dr. Gloria Brame
    Thoughts and resources for those interested in consensual adult sexuality. Who isn't?
  • Rianna
    A professional woman of eclectic tastes. Laugh-out- loud funny and intelligent. Recipes too!
  • Altered Art
    Unique and custom altered art direct from artist.
  • Everything in Moderation, Including Moderation
    Pop Culture, Food and Chicago -- with a twist.
  • Everybody Knows
    Enjoy her daily reflections. Formerly Freshman 44.
  • Houston Bridges
    Just another pilgrim trying to make some progress. [his self-description. I'd say he's the big brother I had to wait 34 years to find.]
  • SF Mike
    Great photos and stories about San Francisco: its arts, politics and characters (the author among them). It makes me homesick.
  • Bats Left Throws Right
    Best blog I read.
  • Appetites
    A discriminating palate from New Orleans muses on food, recipies and restaurants.
  • Blackhawk Earthship
    Artists in the heartland building sustainable living space. DIY with a vengance, and a conscience.
  • Kenley
    A calm voice of reason from Ojai. No, really.
  • Obama Blog
    The official website and the official blog, with many voices. Go. Read. Donate. Register.
  • Problemchildbride
    An endangered species: an Ojai resident with a sense of humor. A Scots native, which may explain it. Beware all funnybone-impaired: this lass causes helpless laughter, and may cause damage to irony defense mechanisms.
  • Blondesense
    Beauty, brains, boobs . . . and a great sense of humor.
  • A Winding Road In An Urban Area
    smart, smart, smart, and oh, did I say smart?

The Fragile Industries Manifesto

  • Hammers
    Why the hammer logo? "Hammers" was my maternal grandmother's maiden name, and I like the matrilineal symbolism. My great-grandfather was a blacksmith, so there's that family history as well. I consider myself ready to undertake the Fragile Industry of rebuilding my life with that hammer. Rebuilding the Insconsolable Secret “that hurts so much that you take your revenge on it by calling it names like Nostalgia and Romanticism and Adolescence.” (C.S. Lewis.) In taking up this blog I raise the powerful tool of language, of exchanged ideas, of humor. I am readying other devices from my toolbox, rusty, disused. The hammer is an ironic symbol of freedom and new life, of encouragement to me. Take it up if you dare.

Important Stuff I Think You Should Know

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Comments

Sid Leavitt

The punchline is life. But I'm probably wrong.

Houston

Probably it's best to wish for wise moments rather than some mythological/spiritual state where one is "wise." I'm not sure if any of us are ever "wise." I would like to think that my experiences, coupled with compassion, allow me to sometimes be wise on occasion. I know it does you.

Peter

All of my youthful pronouncements - which I filled composition notebooks with as a college student, so I could revisit them later - are also dead, and I'm also at peace with it. Then again, what choice do I have? And I'm only 41. Is that wisdom, or is it something else? ("College Student Me" would have said SELL OUT!)

L's old BF

From what I hear, the aged return to a youthful focus on simple relationships. It certainly seems to be the case here in the hinterlands too, the coffee shops (even if that means the seedy plastic booth at the gas station/convenience store) are full of "aged" folks just spending time and chatting. And it sounds like the same conversations over and over so I suspect that the content is not the point.
In a way I derive some comfort from this. Its not that realizing all the things you've spent your life working for are largely irrelevant isn't frustrating, it is, but it is nice to know that near the end no one is going to expect too much. Its all pretty Buddhist actually.

fragileindustries

I have always felt that personal relationships, even and perhaps especially the most simple, are where it's at. I'm going to continue this in my next blogpost in light of a play I saw recently.

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