many, perhaps too many, projects are going on. i began today with the thesis seminar II questions. i thought if i focused some attention on the middle, that just maybe, some pressure would be lifted. its difficult to be trying to find a thesis with such a variety of things happening. the best part is searching for the singular passion (though it may have many faces) and then trying to incorporate that into the other projects. the illustrated encyclopedia of the arts (which is apparently due on tuesday) is giving me a hard time. are we still touch-screen based? or has that passed? we need to bring it to some conclusion…that’s all i remember. van gogh haunts me these days. i thought about making connections between artists by shoe size or the number of spouses they’ve had. no particular reason for that but it would bring it to a close.