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23 September 2008 @ 09:43 pm

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I'm still wondering what make me tick. What makes me happiest. I gave a lift to some guy outside a mosque today, and after dropping him off at his apartment, I drove back through the Papago Buttes. looking out at the dark buttes against the grey-orange night sky, smelling the desert night, I felt a tinge of what makes me tick. I think it has to do with wandering. I knew at that moment that being in my car was the wrong thing. I knew I should have been walking . . . wandering through that desert landscape. The roads and sidewalks and streetlights seemed so wrong to me. The way the ground was pushed up at the edge of the street seemed so out of place.

I should have been walking.

from ages ago and again:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next seven sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

The equity for the project, about $2.5 million, will come 90 percent from Arcadia and 10 percent from Cornerstone. More than half of the Arcadia share will come from Duckworth himself, making him the majority investor.

The so-called soft cost of a development project is the cost of the various planning, engineering, and infrastructure consultants. In the case of the Wrigley tract, this will be about half a million dollars. "You never borrow up-front costs." Duckworth tells me. "That's the price of getting into the game."