Peter Durand

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The Beauty & Lonliness of the Isolated House

In Journal, urban on May 19, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Isolated House

I have lived in many urban American landscapes (Chicago, St.Louis, Pittsburgh) where distressed neighborhoods smile like gap-tooth lovers.

I felt such love and sadness when passing these lonley buildings, these islands of past lives.

This is a wonderful project on Flickr.

 

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Mayan Gods, 21st Century Malaise & A Stimulus Package for Relationships

In Global, Health, Travel on May 5, 2009 at 9:10 pm
Image by orangeacid

Image by orangeacid.

I recently trolled the cluttered ailses of a discount bookstore, killing time with my daughter who equates acquisition of a new Wonder Pets sticker book with finding the lost Gnostic gospel. 

In the search for something to jolt me out of my reading doldrums, I prayed for a work of spiraling adventure, metaphysical misogyny and crusty end-of-the-first-decade-of-a-new-millennium edginess.

I found it…

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2 Tweet or Not 2 Tweet

In Health, Innovation, Journal on May 4, 2009 at 2:47 pm
Twitter live from Vanderbilt 2009 Commencement

Twitter live from Vanderbilt 2009 Commencement

What the heck is Twitter?

Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: “What are you doing?

This is a 10 minute presentation on the topic, given at a summit on Web 3.0 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

It features Ashton, voter fraud, swine flu, a white african and siamese twins.

(You can “follow” me using this tool here: @peterdurand)

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