[ this photo and commentary first appeared at
|Thursday January 13 2005 6:30 pm
I have my doubts that this automated process* will save time, and
at least one person has written to say the old way is better, but I will
persist and experiment--maybe i will get quicker with it after a while. it
is a lot less painstaking that HTML'ing by hand.
So my sister sent my 8-year-old nephew David's John Kerry Halloween
costume mask by UPS. The box was practically weightless! When I opened it
I saw this (pictured left). Crumpled newspaper gave shape to the face but
the eyes were dead. I look back at this past election and imagine a gentleman's
agreement, skull and bones handshake with a wink that says: May the best
man win (by whatever means).
Because I too am a gangly ivy leaguer, some friends asked me to portray
JFK in their anti-inaugural street theater. I might do it, tho experience
tells me i am more comfortable behind the camera (the history of which can
be rewritten easier).
*This originally appeared in blog form. My doubts were