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from ravieslave :
Chris, your heart's a thumpin' bass. And I like that. At work and thinking about you. xo/ox
from snowkit :
Just thought I'd stop by and say hi. I like your diary, hope you don't mind if I list you?
from fyredragon :
;:P
from wiley381 :
Your entry makes me homesick. I haven't seen Mt. Garfield in years. That's a wonderful pic too.
from tamanotenrai :
You write, I read, and the cycle keeps going. I seem silent but my pen is not dormant any longer. Walk with me.
from dervishtoast :
what happened to you? are you okay???
from sobriquette :
its interesting that its the living, no matter how mundane, that makes the writing come.
from ravieslave :
Every winner needs a loser. Barry Adamson said it best: "That fool was me."
from sobriquette :
it makes me cry nights;
from pdx :
chris: just saw your last entry where you quoted mount analogue. i don't think i know anyone who is familiar with daumal; reassuring to me that you are. have you read 'a night of serious drinking'? if i ever own a restaurant, i will paste the pages of that book to the walls of the bar. seriously.
from fyredragon :
hey, that'd be cool! lemme know wassup k?
from futureshock :
Mail is onoffoff at yahoo dot com, I will see to visiting the site you suggested. I'll be living nearer to you this week. See you soon.
from lushkinky :
You you you. ♥s
from fyredragon :
hey hey hey wazzzzzuzzp! sorry i havent written, been busy painting murals on the kiddos walls for when they come home and such. hope to see ya'll sometime in the not so distant future eh?
from dorkfysh :
I think I will have to try that tonight. There is something nice about not seeing things to clearly.
from dazell :
I was looking up buddhism and Reno on the net and there you were. I have now seen the light to online diaries. thx
from sobriquette :
we used to live next door to people who swam naked each morning in their pool - all good with us except for the fact our kitchen overlooked their backyard. also: metaphors are better than similes. metaphors love you. xx
from fyredragon :
shrooms eh? heh. poor boy, you gonna kill his ass. hope you all had fun. ill mail ya, maybe when we get back. mike and i are leaving the 22nd to cali to visit my family and drop the kiddies off. we got a whole month without children so plan a party. :)
from fyredragon :
the ultimate yin and yang: Creation is destruction is creation :) say hi to mr. haven't-been-on-dland-for 39-days-cause-i-got-pussy for me will ya?
from sobriquette :
embrace pomo! embrace machines! embrace the city, urban forms, and <i>fuck you landscape, i will not blend!</i>
from sobriquette :
even as much as i want them to be. i ask so many questions, and when i think about it, only a fraction are ever answered with anything but more xx
from dervishtoast :
you need to read some bubba free john [adi da]! hey, yay, alan watts! i just read a few essays/lectures by him in the past few days, and ordered five books by him yesterday... read gurdjieff/john g bennett too!
from sobriquette :
'ello monkey! this is another of those oh-so-unloved journals of mine. just saying hi! xo manda
from fetishfaust :
I'm a little hurt that you dont have me on your fav. list....Why is that?
from fyredragon :
heh, well that show ya how often im on dland
from fyredragon :
cool! let me know when...i have sundays and mondays off :)
from fyredragon :
metamorphisis? hmmm butterfly or beetle? jk well you are more than welcome to come round for a few games of magic or just some chat any time with or with out him, i do hope you know that... how's life in gj anyways?
from fyredragon :
hey! nice to know you are all still alive out there...say hi to your wayward brother, i fear we will not see him again now that he has a woman...
from dervishtoast :
hey! lots&lots&lots going on...deleted aim a few months ago, due to lots of work and buddhist practices, reading, etc...getting out of seattle soon...e-mail me! fiaof93@rocketmail.com -amy
from metaballo :
In light of your recent entry at suicidegirls pertaining to passion and Buddism, the following quotation may be of some interest to you. <P> "The great object in life is Sensation-—to feel that we exist, even though in pain." <P> ~Lord Byron <P> I, for one, would be more inclined to save Buddhism for death, as we all shall be enlightened soon enough. (How's that for optimism?) Until then, enjoy foolishness in all of its variegated, relative, dualistic, passionate, though ultimately erroneous, particulars--so long as you recognize it as such. <P> Of course, that decision is yours and yours alone to make, whenever and however many times you wish to make it.
from cherylstar :
Hey...thanks for introducing me to Diaryland (inadvertantly!). I was searching on "sun sign Leo" "Moon sign Pisces" in Goooogle and poof! You showed up. If indeed up there / out there / over there affects us down here you and I must have some things in common! :0)
from metaballo :
What makes me an idealist is the missionary zeal with which I strive to abolish all idealism. I used to be clean, rigorous, logical, objective, and scientific. Damn you existentialism! Damn you romanticism!
from metaballo :
The only thing worth believing in is that nothing is worth believing in.
from yamakingj :
Chris, I just realised that you have "The City Of Lost Children" listed as a favorite film. Is that not fucking genius? I thought maybe I was alone there. Some time, you and I should sit John down, and watch that.
from soffs :
dland ate nearly about everyone's older.html all those months ago in july.
from soffs :
Chris-babe, you still haven't fixed your older.html ;-)
from metaballo :
O.G.'s in the house. <br> O.G.'s always in the house. <br> O.G. never leaves the house. <br> O.G. needs to get out. <br> O.G. needs to get some sun.
from soffs :
Well, what can I say. :-) I hope that one day something makes sense in your life.
from mnemnosyne :
Things are going. I left a (pretty much) complete update on my page because I realized I have been neglecting all of you of my incredible life?? So you like Portland? I always thought it was kind of stereotypical. Good luck to you with work. S~
from mnemnosyne :
Hey. Just trying to stay in touch. How are you? S~
from yamakingj :
Today's entry was genius. Poetic and sweetly sarcastic. One of many reasons I'm proud to say you are a friend of mine. I wish you the best.
from yamakingj :
Just a quick not to say HI. I'm in my new home and have adjusted quite well. Still trying to meet new people, but I have a new obsession, so I'll live. Take Care. J
from yamakingj :
Thank you SO much for the uplifting words. I need that right now. I've begun my inexorable decent into madness... so far it hasn't been enjoyable. Take care. J
from yamakingj :
"Language is no more communication than a map is a road trip" That's beautiful. Thanks for sharing. J
from drowning13 :
Haven't kept up much with Gregory Orr's recent work. But I very much admire the work he produced in the '70's, "Gathering the Bones Together" being my favorite.
from yamakingj :
You told me, last time we talked, that you've "Seen these things start out amiciable, but end up really bad". I thought that wouldn't happen to us. I thought wrong...
from yamakingj :
I finished "Diamond Age" and loved it. I added Neil to my favs list. LOL. I don't know how long it will be before I get around to "Snow Crash", considering my current state of upheaval.
from yamakingj :
your last two enteries were very touching, and the second was written quite well. I wish your uncle the best. Seems like everyone is struggling right now. It's like humanity is in the middle of a horrific low pressure system. I can't wait for the thunderstorms... They make everything seem worthwhile. J
from fyredragon :
hello, dear thought i'd drop a line since i finally got on, heh. hope portland suits you fine. mike and i will prolly be moving to cali in the next yr or so... take care, chris :")
from mnemnosyne :
Thanks so much! I will be living on ice cream and pop-ice all summer, so that is just in time. We'll have to chat sometime...S~
from metaballo :
"For the thinker, as for the artist, what counts in life is not the number of rare and exciting adventures he encounters, but the inner depth in that life." <P> ~William Barrett
from metaballo :
"A man of genius can hardly be sociable, for what dialogues could indeed be so intelligent and entertaining as his own monologues?" <P> ~Arthur Schopenhauer
from metaballo :
The first of the following aphorisms is, as yet, a mutated fish, so be patient with it. <P> "Solitude is as a wild, unbridled river, for it allows one's thoughts and feelings to flow freely, unobstructed by the dams of decorum." <P> "Solitude allows one to suffer without embarrassment." <P> "Variegated suffering is the spice of life." <P> ~John Santa Cruz
from metaballo :
Room of doom! Room of doom!
from synchronaut :
it is a shame that i am too far away (and too old these days) to beat you. no, it was <b>not</b> martin's breath. thank god. i don't know what that cat eats, but it is foul.
from metaballo :
Was it Martin's breath? <P> (I'm sorry.)
from yamakingj :
Thanks. Your praise is to me, the praise of ten others. I enjoyed writing that one and am glad you could appreciate the wordplay.
from fyredragon :
thank you, dear. i do so hope you count yourself among those who make breath worth breathing. i certainly do...
from metaballo :
I'm pleased to see that you're finally sharing some of your poetry with the rest of us. You're poetry is as poignant and pithy as my aphorisms; you waste not a word. Although I am, by no means, in any position to critique poetry (I'll leave that to Dr. J. Evans Pritchard), you certainly have a gift for making description all but tangible; I could nearly taste the particles of salt from your "sodium lights;" that and I was eating a watermelon jolly-rancher at the time. If all of your poems are of that caliber of excellence (if such a phrase may be applied to poetry), I see no reason why you should hoard them all to yourself. Encore! Encore!<P>(At any rate, I enjoyed your poem.)
from yamakingj :
Thanks for the note. The trip was in fact enjoyable, inspiring, and relaxing.
from metaballo :
Thank you for the compliment; I thought that you, of anyone, would appreciate that disconcerting juxtaposition.

Good Money, a response to your e-mail entitled "Mahanirvana Tantra" is forthcoming.

from coquet :
re: mother's day sentiment: Awww! Lovely!!!
from ravieslave :
Tell me ... was the heat really that stifling?
from yamakingj :
Perhaps those pictures are meant to stay hidden, for the betterment of all humanity. Am I to assume then, that you were attempting reverse-psychology? Or was this simply a friendly warning, so that you may, at a later date, say "I told you so?" LOL J
from yamakingj :
was that supposed to disuade me? or was it reverse psychology? WAIT A SECOND! Why does everyone assume I have only ONE thing on my mind? -Grumble- J
from metaballo :
"I just think that their flight from and hatred of technology is self-defeating. The Buddha, the Godhead, resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower. To think otherwise is to demean the Buddha - which is to demean oneself."

~Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

You should read it, you dirty hippie.

from yamakingj :
As I am too lazy and leonine to bother with e-mail, this will be a lengthy note. First of all, I have been enjoying the Neil Stephenson novel "Diamond Age" to no end. Thanks for the loaner. Alas it is somewhat depressing. It was ok for Robert Heinlein and Frank Herburt to write better than me, they did not write cyberpunk and furthermore, they're dead. It was okay for Philip K Dick to write cyberpunk better than me, because he too is dead. It was even fine with me for Gibson to write cyberpunk, because he wasn't THAT much better than me, but this Stephenson character is REALLY putting a damper on my ability to become the reigning cybergod. Woe is me. Also, i've been noting back and forth with Devonsdream (dunno her name) and she says I should consult you for a description. She should probably consult you for a warning. BUT I'M NOT AS BAD AS YOU ALL SAY! (am I?) J
from metaballo :
Do you want a piece? I'll ask again: Do you want a piece? ... We have apple, cherry, blueberry, and lemon marang. (It's a jest that was spontaneously conceived by I Eric and I when we were in eighth grade. What do you want?)
from camelfxckxr :
I have enjoyed reading you very much.Your words have a beautifully poetic flow to them.
from metaballo :
The fact that the universe may be perceived as imperfect makes it thus.
from metaballo :
Doesn't even add my screen name to his list of favorite diaries. As Eric Jaramillo would have said or, rather, expressed so as to signify dismay: "Chshhh ... Who is this guy?"

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