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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Vacation’s Over

Despite being in photogenic locales such as Gloucester, MA and New York City, I didn’t take as many pictures as I expected, so it ended up being a vacation from photography and blogging in addition to being a vacation from work. I’m posting these just to ease my transition back into the daily, or at […]

Have Art, Will Travel

A couple of leftover photos that didn’t seem to fit with yesterday’s post, so they get a post of their own:

Another Bike Ride, Another Batch of Oakland Photos

Oakland Egrets

I posted a few egret shots to Flickr (taken yesterday on the estuary near the Coliseum) for commenter Wordnerd’s sake (Wordnerd is gaga for egrets).

Art in the Afternoon

…the public Is pushing through the museum now so as to Be out by closing time. You can’t live there. — John Ashbery, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror I was in that other city across the bay this afternoon, so I stopped in to SF MoMA to see the Robert Frank show before it closes […]

Mixed Blessing

The bad news: The Large Hadron Collider won’t yield results anytime soon. The good news: If the paranoid crazies end up being right that it will destroy the universe, then we have gained a short reprieve.

If You Build Community, They Will Come (a corollary: If You Raze It, They Will Leave)

They came on foot, on scooters and on skateboards. They came on scraper bikes and fixies and longtails. They came in strollers and buses and, yes, some of them came in cars. However they got there, a lot of people came out to enjoy the Lakefest held on Oakland’s Lakeshore Avenue on Saturday and Sunday: […]

Happily Ever After

I walked past this car yesterday, and couldn’t resist taking a picture: We all know that time sometimes flies like a bird, and sometimes crawls like a worm, but people are happiest when they are not aware of whether time is passing quickly or slowly. — Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons