Here we are, I suppose.
Stream of consciousness prompts:
-I've been spending the last half hour or so wandering though Accidental Mysteries, which is a collection of photographs collected by a husband and wife along their trips through American yard sales. This raises a few different questions I suppose:
* Favorite photographers/individual photographs?
* Found art: does it work?
* Role of art in society. Is it something one can be trained in? Is it something one should be trained in? How do you express yourself creatively?
-I've also been taking a class this semester in "The Lyric Essay", non-traditional non-fiction, so to speak. Among other things, we've read "Wrens" by Eliot Weinberger and "Consider the Lobster" by David Foster Wallace and a whole lot of pieces thus far by Lia Purpura. Favorite essayists? Favorite essays? Why?
-The existence of the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus has been recently brought to my attention by friends back home. Favorite Seattle area oddity? Favorite regional oddities non-specific to Seattle?
-And since we're mostly here for one reason alone, what relatively simple tasks do you put off more than seems reasonable?
Have at it.