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Courtney and Robert's cocktail reception in celebration of their marriage 2012
A conversation 14 years long 2012
Have we met?
I asked that question here on this site in September of 1998 in a post one month before MetaGrrrl.com would turn into what we would later call a blog.
I say I've never met Karawynn, Jamie, Carl and Justin. What the fuck does that mean?
I sit next to someone on the bus, I shake hands with a co-worker's client who I'll never see again, I chat with the bank teller and somehow these are people I've met?
My body doesn't encompass me.
I don't have to breathe the same air to be in the same place as you.
Have we met?
What a different world we live in now. We've been through radical changes in politics, technology, and cultural norms. Our days have transformed as the non-present world becomes present through these magic devices in our pockets. I live in a different city. Have a completely new career. Am in another relationship.
What hasn't changed? Many of those people that some folks used to say I'd never met are still a part of my daily life.
So here's my question for them, and for you, what has made these "virtual" connections so strong?
How has the way we built the web and the mobile internet and our tech-centric cities strengthened and weakened those chains since that year, 1998, when it seemed like maybe this world wide web thing might be sticking around?
Birthday celebrations for my lovely dad Paul 2012
Right. I've got my new workout video. 2012
Well, of course. 2012
It has just occurred to me that obviously @glenda would be the best person to be with in the event of zombie apocalypse.
RT @glenda: Just remember: It doesn’t matter who they were when they were alive and uninfected. Shoot them. Cold. Also? Cylons.
still great 2012
Another great day of D&D and delicious food with my awesome pals @thelancearthur, @george08, @somethingmodern, & @someben. Happy Dinah!
The theatah 2012
Delighted to be getting my Beckett on with @thelancearthur. (We'll enjoy the existential angst extra for you, Joe!)
@ACTSanFrancisco Dear bartenders, I am sorry I did not think to tip you tonight until I was halfway home. My brain done been Becketted.
My pal Paris 2012
Keepin' it real 2012
RT @thelancearthur: Got Work? Because I Got Time. Front-end design and coding, the old fashioned way: by hand.
My long-form reading concierge today 2012
That most awesomest of friends who you don't see often enough? You should get together. I am serious. Plan it Right Now. It will be so good.
Yay! I got to hang out with Annalee yesterday! 2012
April 18, 2012 at 09:48AMApril 17, 2012 at 5:03pm
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Dear Robert, I'm sorry... 2012
... for how, at the party at your mansion in my dream this morning, I accidentally clicked the wrong place in that real estate app on your Kindle (you know, the one with the handle like an old hand mirror) and put in a bid from you on that house.
me and my pal Erich 2011
And a photo (taken by Deanna) for our Flickr friend Peter thousands of miles away.
And a photo by Uncle Larry:
pre-Thanksgiving relaxation 2011
Photo by Mum Jinx.
Memorial gathering for Grandma Susie 2011
Walking in Hayes Valley with C'Anna 2011
Brad is happy in our hearts 2011
I dreamed this morning of leaving a conference and hurrying around just once more to a comfortable lobby area to say goodbye until next time to Brad Graham. I found him, as expected, calm and cheerful, hosting a small group of men, listening, advising, laughing, dropping in the perfect witty remark as needed.
He looks great, with new glasses – bifocals, which we referred to as his "bi's" – and a short beard, which tickles you slightly as he kisses you with open eyes, no strings attached.
Dinner with Mum 2011
Sixty Dinah 2011
Revels and feast 2010
[Went to Christmas Revels and out to Chinese food afterwards. Kristin Garrity joined us for the feast at least.]
Thanksgiving 2010 2010
Me and my "cousin" Bob (actually 1st cousin once removed or something like that). Photo by Uncle Larry.