September 8th, 2002

Lightness of Being

Right now, I'm listening to the Talking Heads (mp3 I downloaded via KaZaA) using a shareware mp3 player (WINAMP), as I type an entry onto my on-line journal using the shareware LochJournal poster, even as I visit Hotmail and and let KaZaA download a few different songs and videos for me.

Right now, I'm remembering, after watching one of innumerable 9/11 specials on CNN, that I've been to New York City, and I've been to Toronto, and I've even been to Richmond, and I have the pictures and memories and friends to prove it. Again, thanks largely to the Internet.

Right now, I'm reading my American history book--the first text on the syllabus, a standard overview of the US' transition to a urban industrial mass society--even as I digest Sontag's On Photography for my research under Dr. MacLaine and mull over an overview of Kant's theory of international relations, and I'm finding that I understand everything. The Internet has nothing to do with this, though it is making research for this and for grad school exceptionally easy.

Right now, life has gotten incredibly complicated, spectacularly sophisticated, and massively promising
  • Current Music
    Talking Heads, "Once in a Lifetime"