Monday, March 23, 2015

The creative conundrum

When you're trying to create something truly original, your ego dies a thousand times. And it's not the "bad" ego that repeatedly dies. It's not the part of you that is self important. It's the part of you that is trying hard to do the right thing. And right there is the problem: you're trying hard...which means that at some level and in some way you are seeking control. Which means your ego is in the way after all: you're putting your need to create the work ahead of the work's own desire to become what it wants to be.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Hudson home movies

Friendly Neighborhood Economist Tom Masterson sent me a link to some old home movies, made in Hudson in 1939 and 1966 by Jozef Cipkowski. A lot of the filming was done on an unfamiliar looking South Front Street, whose long-gone west side was extant at the time. But you'll recognize a few buildings in the background of several parades and a surprisingly well-attended soap box derby race.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Found in Hudson

Found wedged behind steam radiator: movie stub ($6 admission for two), Shur-Fine
matches, Hello Kitty pencil sharpener, Henry and the Paper Route. Not pictured: one
pair men's white briefs, one pair of women's panties. We have been here over four
years, so we apparently need to deep clean more often. We are, however, more
conscientious than the previous tenants, as the $3 movie price, not to mention the
condition of the underwear, suggests these items landed there pre-1990.