Terms of Use

You may wet hard copies of these stories and wrap them on your self and let them dry, like papier-mâché. Afterwards the stories will have taken on the shape of your body. From “Terms of Use” at Distorte

Goddess energy

My friend Madhu, who has studied, written about, and painted Indian goddesses for many years, suggests these steps to "Experiencing the Goddess Energy":  Become familiar with various goddess images. Choose your favorites. Know her myths; understand the meaning of her symbols and the cultural background in which she historically emerged. Focus on her visual image […]

Tom Waits’ True Confessions

Over at the NPR website, they’ve got Tom Waits interviewing Tom Waits: I must admit, before meeting Tom, I had heard so many rumors and so much gossip that I was afraid. Frankly, his gambling debts, his animal magnetism, coupled with his disregard for the feelings of others… His elaborate gun collection, his mad shopping […]

Defining irony

From Monday’s Post-Gazette: Meanwhile, Sen. Vincent Fumo, D-Philadelphia, said this morning that there’s a “confidential draft” of a statewide bill that would throw out Philadelphia’s smoking ban. Mr. Fumo said Philadelphia and any other town or county in Pennsylvania should be allowed to enact their own laws, a process called “local option.” He said he […]

Pittsburgh bloggers wanted

Lindsay Patross of I Heart Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Metroblogging writes: I am looking to recruit some new writers to Pittsburgh Metroblogging – http://pittsburgh.metblogs.com Pittsburgh Metblog is part of the international network of Metroblogs – so there is access to authors of blogs around the world. We are looking to recruit regular bloggers who can post […]