Starting in 2007 this blog documents the multiple attempts to write a book about Leonardo da Vinci, with random thoughts and posts along the way. In early 2016 I finally gave up (or in?) on that and it was the most free'ing decision I've ever made. Maybe i'll go back to it eventually but now i'm able to focus on my other passions. The things I wanted to do "Once I finish, someday." I learned what I didn't like and what didn't work. Now it's time to figure out what I do want and what does.
Some interesting news lately.
They found a vegetarian spider in central America. Which would be the first of it's kind. Almost like finding a shark that eats sea weed. link Its a type of jumping spider which just happen to be my favorite insect. A couple months ago I was at a jacuzzi and was playing with one. It would jump on my hand, then back down, then back up again.
T-mobile's Sidekick customers will be getting a 100$ gift certificate and a free month of data service. Their servers crashed and all data on all sidekicks was lost. They tell you not to turn off your phone, cause if you do you'll lose all the info on your phone when it turns back on. Pictures, #'s, notes, address books, etc. I just switched from a sidekick to a G1. I still have my old sidekick(s) and am curious what will happen if i turn them on. I would be one of the rare customers who would be happy with all the data being erased. I was trying to figure out how to do that anyways. There are some notes on there that I could stand to lose. link
A painting I posted about here. Was proven to be an authentic Da Vinci. They found his finger print on it. Whenever I see "Da Vinci" in the headlines I get a lil excited. It gives me a little push to work on my book.
The shining is one of those movies that the people who only see it once won't appreciate. If you go into hearing that 'it's scary' you'll be disappointed. It's not your typical horror movie. It's not your typical - movie movie. It's just weird in a way that is hard to put your finger on. It's a movie with a lot of layers.
It's an example of a weird type of paranoia- questioning- is there a hidden meaning or isn't there? Are you just reading too much into it and seeing things or was it intentional? This is also a great example in that it definitely has some hidden meanings but also brings some vagueness since the director is dead and can't verify if they are his intention or coincidence or just accidental.
The idea that he filmed the hallways and blueprints of the hotel being 'impossible' is definitely true. It invokes a type of sub-conscious confusion in that we realize there is something 'wrong' with the orientation but…
With blogger you are able to control which posts are private (saved as drafts) and which you actually post. About two year ago I went through this blog and took off anything that wasn't "Vinci-related" which was more than half the contents. I've also used this blog as a quazi-journal, slash place to post lyrics and other things that even If I didn't post publicly I kept as drafts to remember something.
Since i'm winding down/ up towards publishing my book - which almost means publishing all the stuff that didn't get included, which out numbers it 1000 fold - I figured this would be a good place to start.
This blog was following along with the writing process and the trials and tribulations I was going through at the time - which ironically were exactly what I would NOT post. But since I finally feel that I can look at those as being 'past' rather than something that is still apart of me - it's more interesting than embarrassing. I feel a lit…