What Was the New Mary Jane (in 1998)?

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Feb. 21, 1998

Let it drain your worries away,
Lay back and groove on a rainy day. Hey!

-- Jimi Hendrix Experience, "Rainy Day, Dream Away" (Jimi Hendrix)

There's the progress we have found (when the rain)
A way to talk around the problem (when the children reign)
Building towered foresight (keep your conscience in the dark)
isn't anything at all (melt the statues in the park)
Buy the sky and sell the sky and bleed the sky and tell the sky
Don't fall on me

-- R.E.M., "Fall on Me" (Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe)

When the rain comes
They run and hide their heads
They might as well be dead.

-- Beatles, "Rain" (Lennon/McCartney)

There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows...
On such a full sea we are now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves
Or lose our ventures.

-- William Shakespeare

If you go down in the flood it's gonna be your fault.
Oh pretty mama, ain't you gonna miss your best friend now?

-- Bob Dylan, "Down in the Flood"

I had my own very special El Nino experience, in the flood waters of the northern California coast. Read about it here.

It has been a while since I last wrote a thought. Perhaps I didn't have one, at least one worth writing about. I worked for Newfire for a while, until that company nearly ran out of money trying to sell authoring tools to game developers. I am off to a new job at Live Picture, which has excellent technology for viewing high-resolution pictures and panoramas on the net, as well as 3D objects that can be looked at from all angles. I suspect my opportunity there is much greater and I'm pursuing it with vigor.

The sky still cries out here. Water soaks up everything. The world is saturated, the runoff is wild. If you think you can tame it, or make a profit off it, you haven't got A Clue. If you think you can face it without fear, read this.

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