Archive for May, 2009

Early Fossil Monkey

May 25, 2009

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This is the first link to all humans,” Jorn Hurum, paleontologist, Natural History Museum, Oslo

Her tail is longer than her trunk.
So what has she to do with me?
Please step aside while I debunk

the notion that this brittle chunk
of dirt and bones in Germany,
this trail of lug nuts in a trunk,

connects me to the lost homunc-
ulus in Darwin’s recipe.
Just step aside while I debunk

this “missing link,” this tidy hunk
of Eocenic property,
entailing lumbars up the trunk.

This end-to-end neanderthunk.
Atypical. (A travesty!).
Now, step aside while I debunk

this lemur-like primatoskunk
(can we just leave the lemurs be?)
whose tail is longer than her trunk.
Do step aside as I debunk…

The Green Vest (Reciting)

May 17, 2009

green vest cas

Oil on canvas, 36″ x 24″

A Wall in Cork

May 12, 2009

wall cork

Still Waiting to Hear from Amazon

May 8, 2009

If I could have outsourced all my interviews this week for a story I’m writing on “cloud computing” to the “cloud” itself, I would have gotten this comprehensive interview back at half the cost and in an order of magnitude less time. Damn it.