July 21st, 2001


and more ...

Too damned tired to write anything cogent ... I'm amazed that I've successfully gotten this typed up ...

                    NOT WITHOUT DISTINCTIONS

                    every substance here
                    decays into grey
                    every solid thing
                    becomes unsteady
                    and sloughs off
                    into liquids
                    dissipating to
                    miasmic banks of gas

                    all our focuses
                    drift hazy
                    run towards blur
                    and unsure states
                    we can't hold
                    the center in this
                    we can't circumambulate
                    the outlines of this frame

                    our directions
                    are within us
                    our drive derives
                    from histories unwritten
                    uncaring of the cesspool
                    that is the current world
                    we must do what we must do
                    and their realities be damned

                    so many demands
                    which mean so little
                    are pressed so hard
                    from every side
                    this world is petty
                    and random and arbitrary
                    running without a purpose
                    killing without a soul

                    in the lee of action
                    what possibilities arise?
                    what surfaces in the wake
                    of such movement
                    which might be salvaged
                    and made an opportunity
                    to cast aside that world
                    and all its many chains?

                             - Brendan Tripp

                    Copyright © 2001 by Brendan Tripp

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Hey, Portlanders / Oregonians ...

This survey ... http://www.findyourspot.com/ ... indicated that my #1 place to live would be Portland, OR ... how about that!

My whole list goes ...

          Portland, OR
          Milwaukee, WI
          Chicago, IL (how convenient that I already live here)
          Providence, RI
          Baltimore, MD
          New Haven, CT

          Boston, MA
          Washington, DC
          San Francisco, CA
          Little Rock, AR (aint NO WAY in Hell I'm going down to Bill Clinton territory!)
          Hartford, CT
          San Jose, CA

          Albuquerque, NM
          Eugene, OR
          New Orleans, LA
          Corvalis, OR
          Oakland, CA
          Sacramento, CA

          San Diego, CA
          Honolulu, HI
          Salem, OR
          Orange County, CA
          Long Beach, CA
          Eau Claire, WI

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