Friday, February 29, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

What Was I Thinking?: Books: The New Yorker

What Was I Thinking?: Books: The New Yorker:
"Rational calculators are supposed to consider their options, then pick the one that maximizes the benefit to them. Yet actual economic life, as opposed to the theoretical version, is full of miscalculations, from the gallon jar of mayonnaise purchased at spectacular savings to the billions of dollars Americans will spend this year to service their credit-card debt. The real mystery, it could be argued, isn’t why we make so many poor economic choices but why we persist in accepting economic theory."

exactly. it is hogwash. people are no more rational actors than pigs, maybe less so.

a devilish gleam

a devilish gleam
has left my eye
replaced by an
old, familiar,
dead look

the wrong women
the wrong things
till feeling feels wrong
and the heavy returns
and i put on the mask
and things get
comfortable bad

no real resolution
just part of the cycle
this old, familiar,
dead look
this comfortable bad
this sleeping too little
or too much
this mask
this death
of desire

Monday, February 25, 2008

Houston Community Newspapers Online - Country Playhouse presents 'A Raisin in the Sun'

Houston Community Newspapers Online - Country Playhouse presents 'A Raisin in the Sun':

"This production has been partially underwritten by the Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, and scheduled to coincide with the celebration of Black History Month. The play deals with family, feminism, identity, segregation, and the hopes and dreams of an African-American family in Chicago in the late 1950's. The Youngers are tested time and again and come to realize that their true strength lies in knowing where they have come from and the power of their family bonds.
* Cast: Osbie Shepard (Walter Lee), Roxanna Barnes (Mama), Erika Swanson (Baneatha), Shonda Thompson (Ruth), Brian Flora (George), Zachary Tubbs (Joseph Asagai), Paul Blue (Bobo), Mike Switzer (Karl Lindner) and Zachary Tubbs, Jr. (Travis)."