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Archive for the month “January, 2012”


Seven Tenths

over the last 24 hours.

Fog shrouded morning walk.

Sixty degrees.

Hooray for January!

And, farewell.



about 5/8″ Monday

Tuesday/Wednesday a real storm overnight added 3″

I emptied the gauge . . . may see more today

Meli joined us in bed.

Indecision 2012

I marvel at the South Carolina family values turnaround . . . and the failure of the debate moderator to challenge Newt’s bluster…

click and see

The boys of Bain say, greed tastes good

Picture of the Day: Mitt Romney’s Money Shot – Chris Good – Politics – The Atlantic.

Stop the Leveraged Buyout of America, Inc.

Save America of, by, and for the People.

42 degrees

Snow Falling on West Texas Tonight

My brother Joe describes Another World:

I’m sure eloquent poets have described this before. It’s magical. Standing on the front porch, looking through the light from the Christmas icicle lights the snowflakes are falling straight down. The wind is dead calm and all the shapes in the yard are white and rounded under six inches of snow. Trees with leaves or needles are bent under the load, close to breaking. Trees with only branches to catch the snow define the light stacking of snow with dark lines of bark. Not only is it dead calm, it’s dead quiet, with the snow absorbing car sounds and town sounds leaving only the occasional bark of a dog and the creak of a tree branch. I turn off the icicle lights and the falling snowflakes disappear but the scene is still bathed in a diffuse light that makes everything visible but seems to have no source. I think we have to thank the street lights but without the snowflakes and bright fallen snow a street light would only illuminate whatever is directly exposed to it. Perhaps the full moon above the snow cloud layers contributes, as might the distant lights of the town. Nevertheless, one can stand where no direct light can be seen and the landscape is still lit clearly and will be that way all through the night. It’s surely a rare kind of beauty.

Advanced Style Film – YouTube

Advanced Style Film – YouTube.

via Advanced Style Film – YouTube.

Kamiya Nails the Zeitgeist

If there’s a Pulitzer for a single essay decoding, revealing, and explaining just about everything you hear from the 2012 Republican campaign, this should earn it for Gary Kamiya and Salon:¬†

Eve Arnold (1912 – 2012)

My favorites in this remarkable Slate/Magnum album:

8 – one of these kids is doing his own thing

18 – the costume, for its stunning defiance of conventional physiology

30 – for the echo of Christina’s World

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