Laura Snapes is an iota

…And I’m certain that by the time anybody reads this, I’ll forget what I was thinking.


I told somebody the story recently my version of what I remember reading about a brown woman from the Middle East who worked in DC in government and wrote some kind of a book about a child being reincarnated from a terrorist but had her contract canceled by some of us equally obscure publishing house because she had tweeted a photo of a somewhat subway worker — DC Metro; it’s the same system as BART; minus the clever achronism acronym — eating, in uniform, under


I know it’s a brain cross-section but it looks like the face of a scary insect monster giant coming to eat me

(TMW interjects here that my dictation is annoying her, so I cut it off. But fact-checking my own faulty yet creative memory —Shields, 2012, “memoir” chapter, I just reread yesterday but forget where, I know I was at Cafe Venezia for a bit, with Duffy, and Liam was not there but I met a young female co-worker whose name selfsimilarly I forget — Angie? I will update to add itwweat — where was I ? If not Venetia then later that morning at Coupa— I got to this article about Natasha Tynes in USA Today.


This is an Ed Hardy drawing from the website of his or its tattoo art show at DeYoung which I found while thinking of Laura Veirs “Tiger Tattoo”.

my point is not that being Jordanian gives her the right to dish on a black woman but that the irony of a uniform


VICJ= as I type “Laura Snapes” into my “tag” monster, it reminds me of former posts I can’t quite recall on

Laura Ingraham — overlapped three years with at Dartmouth, scares me;

Laura Chavez — I talk her up all the time, most recently to Bob Margolin, but fear we are estranged; she’s in my Columbia University pantheon even if she never matriculated — her parents are, too

Lsura Veirs— love her. Tucker too;

Laura Jacobson — she makes ceramic wall art that looks like my MRI for Gods sake fun and profit came to my TMW wedding AND reads and understands Nabokov, Fire something.

So basically good artist Laura’s out number bad media Laura’s 3-2.

andand: I have a whole riff on not “idiot” but “iota” but fear that getting anatomical will only make things verde. Verse. Jewels of Verse.

skeleton key: Yud should know that the word “iota” is derived from the Hebrew word for “(tiny) hand(s)”.

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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