Thursday, June 28, 2007

Watch out for Deconform

There is a strong possibility that I will be working on the next issue of Deconform Magazine sometime in the near future. Deconform is a smart, youthful (and free) forum for the Atlanta arts community.

Special thanks to Deconform co-founders Sandra Kwak and Todd Woodlan.

More details soon.


Guest? Workers?

My new line of work has thrust me into the world of immigration and international employment law. It's not as cerebral as it sounds; we basically respond to clients' needs on a daily basis, pushing around (tons) of visa forms left and right.

As far as I can tell, the Z visa has almost no impact on our work. The push for anti-immigration legislation, however, does. Immensely. Blue collar labor policies covered by "guest worker" programs - the stuff we hear about on TV - represent only part of the immigration issue. You hear very little about "business" immigration (corporate transfers), which accounts for a huge portion of immigration traffic through the U.S. The issue is incredibly complicated, and watching TV does little to help sort things out.

It's a swamp out there.


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

At least five of the following are necessary for a diagnosis:
  1. has a grandiose sense of self-importance
  2. is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
  3. believes that he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understood by other special people
  4. requires excessive admiration
  5. strong sense of entitlement
  6. takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
  7. lacks empathy
  8. is often envious or believes others are envious of him or her
  9. arrogant affect.
(number two and three are real killers...

like reflective surfaces? I do.)


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

This Monday, I practiced

the dance steps for the Godzilla-stomp all over the LSAT.

And I cackled.

(even though the new job entails massive amounts of time in front of a computer,
my free time has diminished dramatically these past two weeks ...

this must change.)


Friday, June 01, 2007

Naked ! - Bloggers in Creative Loafing

This week's Creative Loafing featured an article on five Atlanta area bloggers

Peach Pundit - Although Peach Pundit is devotedly conservative, CL praises it as a reliably up-to-date GA politics resource. The blog reportedly hosted an anonymous debate between Georgia Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle during this legislative session.

I Saw It on Ponce - a site devoted to the strange local attractions common to Ponce De Leon Ave., including "naked men masturbating in the street," quotes CL.

Peach Screed - a journalist covers local issues while throwing (well-deserved) insults at the AJC.

Cable & Tweed - A "Dixie music blog." Blogger Rich Vining posts broadcasts of Atlanta area concerts, covering high profile bands as well as local up-and-coming gems.

...and finally:

Inside the Oversexed Mind of Gloria Brame - sex therapist Dr. Gloria Brame shares her wisdom on the horizontal (or acrobatically vertical) limbo. Check Fridays for her weekly "erotic art show:"

Today's pics include
an Ottoman harem by Picasso (above)

...and Wow, that guy looks happy !