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Anthony & I like maps!
|| 12/12/2005 || 9:46 pm || Comments Off on Anthony & I like maps! || ||

From the Washington Map Society

On Friday May 5, 2006, the WMS Annual Dinner will be held at the U.S. Capitol (tentative). Our guest speaker is the Honorable Anthony A. Williams, Mayor, The City of Washington DC (invited). Mayor Williams at one time in his career was a map collector. Details will be provided at coming meetings, by mailed invitation and on the Society’s Website.

Hmmmmmm……….,,,,,,,mmmmm

I bet he’d like one of my maps :)

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#UPDATE#
So I sat behind him on Thursday, September 14th, 2006 for the Norton Davis Bill hearing and I asked him about his past cartographic activities. He said he sucked, “No one bought any.” Call that advice from the mayor- don’t be a map dealer.



Warning! – a bitter pill to swallow
|| 12/11/2005 || 11:51 pm || Comments Off on Warning! – a bitter pill to swallow || ||

I’ve been thinking of the graphic for about 2 months now, and I’m excited to finally finish it off…..errrr… make a first draft. If you have any comments or have suggestions for different wording or layout, please send me a message :)

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Adam Eidinger vs. the Expert – CNN January 2003
|| 12/9/2005 || 1:33 pm || Comments Off on Adam Eidinger vs. the Expert – CNN January 2003 || ||

This message (below) is from my good friend Adam Eidinger:

If you read through the transcript its funny to see how much has changed and how much has not changed in the last 3 years in regards to Iraq.

read message & transcript:

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14%
|| 12/8/2005 || 7:14 pm || Comments Off on 14% || ||

That is the pay raise I received…14%

Today I had my 1 year review at work. It went awesome…. I wish the pay raise was a bit more (it sounds like a lot, but when the starting salary was low, 14% still isn’t much!), but a raise is a raise and I am excited that I’ll have some more income to spend on the printing of my maps.

I came into the review meeting with two documents: a comprehensive listing of all the activities I worked on from December 2004 to November 2005 and the other a listing of what I’d like to do in 2006. I compiled the listing of my work activities by trolling through all my e-mails and this next year I am going to need to keep an ongoing listing so I don’t have to spend the time looking through so many e-mails! I think the 2006 goals impressed my boss because he recognized my future focus and shares my vision to some extent. Walking out of the meeting I genuinely realized that my boss values my presence at the organization and that alone makes the 14% seem all the more special :)



Cultural Caucus?
|| || 12:58 pm || Comments Off on Cultural Caucus? || ||

Tonight I spent the entire evening reading all the by-laws and rules & procedures of the Green Party of the United States. I have read them over twice now, and I expect I’ll have to get used to doing this. While reading the section on caucuses I came to the conclusion that I’d like to see some cultural caucus of sorts. One that is dedicated to the advancement of the arts that related to the guiding principals of the Green Party. Currently there isn’t something like this in place and I feel a cultural component is integral to the development and sustabilty of the party. I wonder how long the process will take to create a cultural caucus? I also wonder if there will be broad based support for something like this, or if people will be against it.



La Haine – tonight
|| 12/7/2005 || 12:53 pm || Comments Off on La Haine – tonight || ||

C’est l’histoire d’une société qui tombe et qui, au fur et à mesure de sa chute se répète pour se rassurer : “Jusqu’ici tout va bien, jusqu’ici tout va bien, jusqu’ici tout va bien.” Mais ce qui compte c’est pas la chute. C’est l’atterrissage.

Tonight I am going to be having the long-awaited screening of the French film La Haine. I have people coming over at 7pm and hopefully there will be a decent turnout. Playing Host is fun :) I have a good feeling they’ll like the film as much as I do, and more importantly see the linkage between what was made 10 years ago and what transpired last month in France.

It is the story of a society which is falling and as it falls, it repeats to be reassure himself: “So far so good, so far so good, so far so good, so far so good.” How far you fall doesn’t matter, it’s how you land.



DC Department of the Environment
|| 12/6/2005 || 12:48 pm || Comments Off on DC Department of the Environment || ||

The D.C. City Council voted to create the D.C. Department of the Environment. I can’t believe I’m a month behind this vote, and worse is that forwarded to friends as if it were fresh off the presses. Oh well, it is good new afterall, even if it’s a month late.

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Star of Marquette High School
|| 12/5/2005 || 11:38 pm || Comments Off on Star of Marquette High School || ||

: rendered at 10,000 X 7,500 :

My Alma Mater… As stated before, I’d like to donate this one someday :)

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Related Missouri Maps:

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Star of Woodson High School
|| 12/4/2005 || 11:30 pm || Comments Off on Star of Woodson High School || ||

: rendered at 10,000 X 7,500 :

Hmmmm, when doing series such as this one, I’m realizing I don’t have enough to talk about when it comes to the rendering itself. It’s like once I have used the imagery for the first time, I don’t have much else to say about the next rendering that uses the same imagery. The only exception is when there is some geographic identifer that makes rendering A different from rendering B. Such is the case for this recent batch of from the Star Series. Its like I can talk for hours about them as whole, and have in the past, but unless I use new imagery or projection I don’t have much to say after the first rendering. I guess I need to think why I am making the renderings a bit more thoroughly.

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The Everywhere Man Award
|| || 12:09 am || Comments Off on The Everywhere Man Award || ||

Tonight I went to the 2005 Washington Peace Center Awards ceremony. Beginning as a potluck the event featured Amy Goodman and Damu Smith and they each received awards for their dedication to peace. At the end of the event awards were given out to about 50 people or so, and I won the “The Everywhere Man Award,” and as a dedicated geographer, I must say its one of the best honors I’ve been bestowed.

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