Archives: [January 2005]
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This is the archive page for the month [January 2005]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries found here from that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

Guess who just got a Flickr account? | January 28, 2005
That's right, it's me! Flickr.com, for those who don't know, is one of a dozen major websites out there right now, offering random citizens an easy way to upload their amateur photos to the web to share with others. In...

It's not dangerously cold! It's not dangerously cold! | January 25, 2005
Man, you know things are bad when a 20-degree day (-6 C) seems like a pleasant spring-like break. Things have been so bad here in the midwest recently, in fact, that my friend Alamar wrote all the way from Germany...

A few thoughts regarding great screenplays, Bill Murray, and getting old. | January 20, 2005
I keep forgetting to mention this, but I finally got a chance to see Lost In Translation over Christmas, and it completely and utterly fucking blew me away. Man, why didn't anyone tell me how goddamn brilliant that movie is?...

I've got some new pictures from Germany. | January 17, 2005
They just arrived in the mail, in fact, fresh from the CD burner of my friend Dirk Huelstrunk, co-host of the Frankfurt poetry slam and my official contact on both of my trips there over the years. Dirk and his...

The philosophy of marketing; the marketing of philosophy. | January 14, 2005
So, as regular readers know by now, last fall I made the decision to put my literary career on indefinite hold, and to instead see if I could raise the money necessary to start a new small business here in...

All hail the business plan...thank God it's finished. | January 10, 2005
So, like I mentioned here on Friday, I recently finished the business plan for this arts center I've decided to try to open here in Chicago this year. Well, 'finished' as in it's ready to be shown to the Small...

Happy new year! | January 7, 2005
Jeez, is there anybody left even reading this thing? It has been, what, two or three months since I updated the journal, after all. What can I say? There were a number of things going on in my life this...