Tag Archives: personal blathering on

when a monster meets a pancake

Due to a long story (which is actually kind of boring, or I would tell it here), I recently rediscovered a small lens.  It is what photography people call a “pancake” lens, which is designed to be very flat and … Continue reading

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a clean wall is …

This is one of the piers of my own particular Bridge; the one near where I grew up, the Bridge that was the scene of so many important events of my teenage years.  Surrealistically, it is now part of a … Continue reading

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farewell to top gear

Unless you have been living under a rock with no internet connection, have no interest in cars or British TV shows, or all three, it won’t be news to you that Jeremy Clarkson has been fired from Top Gear,  that … Continue reading

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the china beast

One of the purposes of photography, at least for me, is to reduce the acquisition of random objects, particularly those I am tempted to buy purely because I want to draw them or put them in a story somehow.  When … Continue reading

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the flu

Is horrible.  Hurts? Everything. Hair. Toenails. World, I kind of hate you right now. Come back later, please.

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new year’s eve media roundup

Happy New Year to at least some of you, and the rest of you will get your 2015 soon enough.  This is the obligatory year end roundup, which here will concentrate on the middle ground– nothing personal (too boring), but … Continue reading

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a photographic project

One of the “good” things about having insomnia is that you have a lot of free hours to spend lying in the dark thinking about random low priority issues.  Last week, when I was packing some of my photographic gear … Continue reading

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waiting for christmas

Our annual Christmas Eve post, featuring the drawing of the day from December 24th, 2009.  This little creature in his cave, looking out into a wintry landscape, will always make me think of Christmas Eve.  Here’s hoping you will find … Continue reading

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december first

It’s the first of December, an important first of the month.  It’s the last month of year, the first month that it’s really winter, and it’s the date when most of us really have to face up to the dreaded … Continue reading

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on this date in history, and the greatest novelty song ever

On this date in 1922, Howard Carter, leading an expedition funded by Lord Carnarvon, opened the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, familiarly known to those who love his pop culture story as “King Tut”.  There’s a  truly great novelty song … Continue reading

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