Interviewsand Articles

 

Treasures from the Archives

by Richard Whittaker, Apr 2, 2006


 

 

There are many “explanations” of which this photo is an exact visual representation. Perhaps accidentally the image makes many strange facts clear in a single stroke. And one can speculate freely, too—very freely!—with such an image serving as one’s guide. I can’t help thinking of String Theory, for instance. Is this its visual model? Do we have before us a small model of “The Mind of God” as pop-cosmological rhetoric has it!? Has the matrix of the eleven mysterious dimensions of the tiny, fundamental strings been rendered here in a way one can almost grasp!?

Such questions preoccupied the editors back in the days of The Secret Alameda before the reformation, before the days of works & conversations.  [The photo above appeared in 1992 on the cover of issue #4 of TSA]. Not many people had heard of us then, and we still need your help. We’re not really self-sustaining even though we make a little go a long way. We thank those of you who have contributed in the past. Your support is truly appreciated. As always, 100% of your contribution will be used for the continuing production of the magazine. I’m even reducing my salary from zero to Zero, that is, in terms of dollars. In terms of non-material compensation, I have to admit that I’m not willing to pledge any such reduction.—rw 
 

About the Author

The Secret Alameda preceeded works & conversations

 

A Man Impossible to Classify One of my first experiences in San Francisco was of being flagged down by a ... Read More 719426 views


The Dumpster      “We can’t use these. They look like ... Read More 139719 views


Cotton and Silk Vorbeck quilt, detail I’m working on the last panel of a pair of ... Read More 7562 views


A Conversation with Silas Hagerty I met Silas, a young man in his twenties from New England, at a servicespace.org ... Read More 59103 views


Remember to Remember - Nicholas Hlobeczy I had the pleasure of getting to know the late Nicholas Hlobeczy over a ... Read More 89216 views


READ MORE >> 

A Man Impossible to Classify One of my first experiences in San Francisco was of being flagged down by a ... Read More 719426 views


Interview with Bill Douglass—Jimbo's Bop City and Other Tales At the time I'd first gotten to know the widely respected jazz musician Bill ... Read More 362184 views


Greeting the Light It was thanks to artist Walter Gabrielson that I was able to get in touch with ... Read More 292682 views


Interview: Gail Needleman Gail Needleman teaches music at Holy Names University in Oakland, California. ... Read More 188628 views


Interview: Stephen De Staebler John Toki encouraged me to interview his old friend and mentor, sculptor Stephen ... Read More 149993 views


READ MORE >>