Saturday, December 14, 2013


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!
- Rudyard Kipling

Hanging @ 15th & Arch

Friday, December 13, 2013

30 Air Squats Gets You A Free Subway Ride In Russia

30 air squats allows you to skip out on the 30 rubles (90 cent) fare. The installment of this machine in a Moscow subway station is a great public health initiative. Positive reinforcement at work here!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Not Packing It In

This was taken last Friday. I have not posted since then (11.15.13) because I have a tendency to "pack it in." I give up throughout an endeavor and then try to save it at the end. Maybe I manifest a sense of desperation to test my resolve. This will stop. Tomorrow, I will report back with pictures from today and I will discuss one of the topics mentioned on 11.15.13.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Information Extracted (Roll 1)

Last Monday I spent the afternoon in Rittenhouse Square Park. I laid out a roll of cardstock paper and extracted information from the environment and my body through movement.

This work deals with the body, maculinity, sweat, capability, repetition and testing oneself.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Weight: 10/14/13

Weight: 169.4 lbs.

I am losing weight. I was a little over 180 lbs. 3 months back when I was moving my body against gravity at least 3 times per week.

I had to stop, twice, due to illness. I will be able to start back up soon. I am probably ready now, but for some reason have not. Talks with Rebecca Sacks reminds me of the empathetic angle; the reason I have not started back up is because it is daunting to start a movement routine, even for someone who enjoyed and understood all the benefits of such movements.

If it's hard for me, how difficult must it be for someone who has never connected with the movement of one's body?

Michael O'Malley

Michael O'Malley is an artist who concerns himself with the opportunity to foster a dialogue. He has been making pizza ovens on site across the country. 

His work is about creating experiences that foster discussion; getting people together to talk about the world. The difference between Michael and a baker is the baker wants you to buy the bread and Michael want you to come by and talk about it.

I admire Michael's work because he is concerned about empathy, agency and creating experiences.