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Passionatey Dispassionate
I don't have any fondness for either North Carolina or Duke. I've rarely rooted for either team. When they play each other, then, I have no stake in the outcome. And that's what makes a game like the two they've played this year -- there could be a third in the ACC Tournament -- such a treat. Freed from an interest in the story arc, I could focus all my attention on the form: Sean May's ability to widen himself as if by magic, the way Duke always seems to poke the ball free on defense, the Tarheels crashing the boards, the ominously visaged Shelden Williams blocking one dunk attempt after another. The flow of action was so compelling that I even forgot to be annoyed by my mother's ex-high school classmate Billy Packer. Best of all, though, was the fact that I enjoyed the final minute with a Cadbury Creme Egg in my hand. There's nothing that says March Madness like those sticky spots on one's fingertips.

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siyeh From: siyeh Date: March 6th, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Just enjoy Ohio State's fabulousness today!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 7th, 2005 01:39 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh, I am. Congrats! I was at the movies during the game but saw extensive highlights.
art_thirst From: art_thirst Date: March 7th, 2005 01:31 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Duke does have something I've been interested in for a long time, Center for Documentary Studies and, Paul Taylor-Dorothea Lange Prize for a writer and photographer team. I had hoped to find a writer for my photographic work but, I've given up. It does little good to apply since they require two different people. Oh well...
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 7th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That sounds like an awesome gig. Have you done much collaborative work?
art_thirst From: art_thirst Date: March 7th, 2005 03:10 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
No, I haven't done much collaborative work and, what I've done has been all art, no writing involved unless I'm doing the writing myself.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 7th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Well, you're a good writer, so I can see why you'd want to work in both media simultaneously. I really like that Nayland Blake/Dennis Cooper collaboration Jerk, though. It's a model in my eyes of what can happen wehn two smart people work together.
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