This image haunted me all night. Sometimes you see something that can not be unseen.
What do you do when you have non-functioning urinals and an event scheduled? Put flowers in them and call it art. I think this was a brilliant solution of an interesting problem.
The title for this post is not some profound thing I came up with to riff on, it is the title of an album by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists when I was trying to think of what this post will be about a song from that album, Dial Up, began playing on my computer. […]
I used to think being spontaneous implied not preparing or planing, just jumping into whatever it is you are trying to be spontaneous in without any forethought. And, sometimes that might work out wonderfully, but most of the time being spontaneous requires a lot of advance work. You have to be ready for the unexpected […]
I had a meeting to go to this afternoon that was off the main streetcar line, and I was too late to try the bus (would have required two transfers) and I did not want to drive on such a beautiful day, so rode my bike. What a wonderful decision. It was just beautiful out […]
Photos from Moffett Field, near San Jose. This structure was a big part of the the things I saw growing up in the Silicon Valley area. It was a 1930s era Hanger One, Moffett Field It was going to be torn down, but now will be restored (I think, you can look it up, my […]
I wanted to title this post “The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to us” which is sort of a Neil deGrasse Tyson quote, but does not really make sense to this post, I just liked hearing it today. Words are an imperfect method of communication, which is partly what drew me to […]
I have tried writing this introduction sentence about ten times, but it ends up sounding too much like a line from a comedy act “Ever notice how….” or a self-help book “We would all be better off if …” I think this is better, you get to see how I fashion this stream of conscious […]
One of my favorite photography terms is Circles of Confusion the Wikipedia page I linked to will describe the various formulas used to calculate how the effect is created in photography, way better than I can. When my daughter was in 8th grade or so, she had a physics assignment and chose a pinhole camera […]
Not that you asked, but I think people are just too inhibited in their lives most of the time. They want to do things the “right” way, but what is the “right” way anyway? Mostly I think this is because people are worried if they take a chance they will suffer some humiliation or make […]