Category Archives: Mark’s Life

On Asses, Asteroids, Pop Culture and Science

I hate popular culture. Yesterday, when I read about the European Space Agency’s Philae lander successfully touching down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, after traveling though space for over ten years, making it the first spacecraft to ever land on a comet nucleus, all I could think was, “It’s kind of just sitting there on that comet […]

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I am disappointed in you, my fellow Michiganders

The people of Michigan had their chance yesterday to remove Rick Snyder and his administration from office. And, much to my surprise, they chose to given him four more years instead. I would have thought, given our state’s history relative to organized labor, and the conversations I’ve had with folks over the past several years, […]

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The Year the Suburbs Tried to Kill Me… Monkey Power Trio 20

The weekend before last marked the 20th meeting of my one-day-a-year audio art collaborative, the Monkey Power Trio. For those of you who might not be familiar with our origin story, it all began back in 1995 with a promise between old friends one hot, summer afternoon in Brooklyn. On the spur of the moment, […]

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The underground micro-gallery is almost done

That little art project I told you about a few days ago is coming along nicely. I could have probably done a better job with the construction of the box, but I imagine that it’ll support the weight of people walking over it once it’s in the ground, which is all that really matters. I’d purchased […]

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Secret Art Show this Saturday

I’m in the basement tonight, breathing in black mold and trying my best to make good on a promise. For the past few years, I’d been kicking around an idea for a tiny subterranean micro-gallery, which would be visible to only one person at a time, though a tiny window cut into the ground. The […]

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