Month: May 2007

  • last light of night spy satellite

    smith as gandhi with nehru – collage by lady gandhi as smith with nehru essaouira day 20 left at 5 this morning to walk beneath the stars. too late – sky already light. only light in the sky was the moroccan spy satellite that keeps its eye on marrakech. so i made a wish – […]


    Got your blog done? “Yes.” Is it a happy one? “No.” So you’re trying to educate our readers rather than entertain our readers? “Yes.” See, I’m trying to entertain our readers. Actually my blog both entertains AND educates – I warn them about the Fish Folk. “Hmpf. We’re competing with each other. Actually, my blog […]


    “So. You said you don’t believe in God.” Nope. I don’t believe in a long-haired Dude sitting up there knowing everything, judging everybody, picking at his penis. I mean, if there are gods, He/She/It/They say, “You’re born weak and broken, but if you don’t shape up and do everything We say Our way, we’re gonna […]

  • 4 in the morning

    essaouira day 18 took this foto last august in london. last week lady discovered the graffiti artist is named banksy, and his pieces are going for half a million dollars at art auctions. after reading a new yorker article on him, i googled his images and went to his website – the man has a […]


    THE POSITION OF THE PRIVILEGED “A common response that I get, even on things like chat networks, is, I can’t believe anything you’re saying. It’s totally in conflict with what I’ve learned and always believed and I don’t have time to look up all those footnotes. How do I know what you’re saying is true? […]

  • nanotech couscous

    “I don’t care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members.” – Groucho Marx essaouira day 18 saw two dogs on our walk yesterday standing oddly close at an even odder angle – sort of an ass to ass ‘v’. the larger dog keep turning back to the smaller, barking, then […]


    pics from our walk yesterday (we scour industrial areas and dumps for trash, from which I make art) Man in Jallaba Industrial Effluents

  • constant compromise

    essaouira day 16, morocco daze 48 “Nobody is going to pour truth into your brain. It’s something you have to find out for yourself.” – Noam Chomsky, “Liberating The Mind From Orthodoxies” here’s an observed truth that changes nothing – dogs defecate wherever they happen to be whenever they feel like it – frequently in […]


    I do not feel mentally well. I’m in a bit of anguish over what I’ve posted in this blog. I’ve written about other people. I wonder if I’ve objectified people in Morocco in a way that I would not in Cleveland. And I’ve posted candid conversations Smith and I have had about friends’ opinions. Maybe […]

  • and now a word from our sponsor

    some folks fear our travel blog entries will end once we return to the states in 4 months. not to worry. after 14 months in other cultures, the un-united states of america will be just one more extremely strange land to blog about. plus we’ll be moving down to new orleans with its own otherworld […]