Thursday, October 23, 2008


The safest memories are in the brains of people who cannot remember.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I can't stop staring at this

Maybe it is the fact that I really haven't been able to keep food or liquid in me for the last three days, but this really messed with my head.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Emillie Hoyt is Missing

My sister is missing.

I don't talk about my sister much. That's not to say that she isn't in my thoughts, it is just something that I don't feel very comfortable talking about. It is such a complex and emotional subject that I have trouble thinking about it let alone speaking or writing about it. I think all of us who know her play the "what if" game with ourselves. What if I'd done this... What if I'd said that... What if I'd been there for her more... maybe things would be different. I don't know

Friday, October 10, 2008

Dr. Cox (Scrubs)

Dr. Cox: Lady, people aren't chocolates. D'you know what they are mostly? Bastards. Bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling. But I don't find them half as annoying as I find naive bobble-headed optimists who walk around vomiting sunshine.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


Life is like being at the dentist.
You always think that the worst is still to come,
yet it is already over.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Steven Weinberg

The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Tilt Shift Video

From the time I first saw examples of tilt shift photography I was fascinated by the effect. The notion that giant buildings could be turned into miniature replicas with just a camera lens made me chuckle. Below are the first few videos of this that I've seen:

Bathtub III from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

Bathtub II from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

Beached from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

Groucho Marx

It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Tom Hanks

I'm glad I didn't have to fight in any war. I'm glad I didn't have to pick up a gun. I'm glad I didn't get killed or kill somebody. I hope my kids enjoy the same lack of manhood.