Project Space, 4/09

April 6, 2011




this is my vow for now:


cold storage

August 30, 2009

Every month it is painful to pay my Storage bill for stuff that grows increasingly vague in its specifics in Brooklyn. Paying for something you already own simply goes against the general evolutionary impulse. But until i can resolve this material snare by going to Brooklyn and reclaiming a minimal subset of these items and dispersing the rest, or by some kind of deus ex machina solution, the lag this task creates only compounds the offense

So I just did it, sent off the check. Each time, it requires moving through an almost physical resistance, in that way, somewhere between dreaming and waking when you try to move, and your limbs do not respond, or rather, all they are is their response, but with no effect. This time, it literally took me two weeks, first to address the envelope, and then today to assemble its contents and mail it. It seems like with these kinds of things, you just have to proceed, however slowly through them.

an ongoing list.  feel free to send your own!

1. Slow it down

The other day I had two deadlines for applications I felt I was taking a long time to complete. I decided to exaggerate the feeling of slowness further. And then, as is probably not a surprise, I finished them quickly. In doing them more slowly, I short-circuited all the work it was taking to have the constant stream of assessment of pace and then when that energy was freed up to do the actual work, everything came together readily.

Wherever you are, whenever it is 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. for you, during that time, should you undertake to turn your attention to what needs it, you will notice an intensified field of support, and if you are ready, you may find yourself finishing the tasks.

Heinous Task Wear, pt. 2

March 28, 2009

Would suiting up in any of the following help you reserve an airline ticket, or make an appointment with a pastry chef for a wedding cake tasting?



I thought I’d look up what kinds of garments are available for difficult tasks, what garments might aid in approaching and completing tasks such as applying for a grant, reconciling multiple calendars, contesting an insurance claim.

When selecting a garment for sorting out old bills, or writing a living will, what are the attributes that might apply?

Should the garment be:

flame retardant?


Should it have:

high-visibility seams?

generous armholes?

underarm ventilation eyelets?

triple-taped seams?

a thermometer pocket?