This is a temporary, experimental filler post. Planning a write up soon.
Right now, this is all that I have left of Toby: When I say all I have left, I mean this digital photo of her collar, the empty, tiny cat-shaped hole she left behind, ephemeral memories. I don’t think she ever crossed 5 lbs. She’s always been a dainty creature: When she sat, she kept … [Read more…]
flickr is a wellspring of photographic creativity. For one, I’m exposed to the works of thousands of pros and amateurs who take pictures of every conceivable subject. Then there are flickr groups and challenges, that encourage members to keep my perspective fresh and push me to explore my artistic and creative limits. There are a … [Read more…]
Here at Mind on Fire labs, we’re relentless in our pursuit of knowledge. I and brave volunteers will often offer our very selves up for social experimentation. In the name of science, here are the results of our virtual party experiment: I wasn’t sure what to expect–a big bash or an intimate gathering. It turned … [Read more…]
I’ve featured Emily Wells previously in a Music Monday post, but tonight Jana, CatBonny and I got to see her in person in neighboring Newport Beach. Caption: On the right is the exquisite and singular Emily Wells. In spite of the challenges of the venue, there was no talking during her sets–the crowd’s attention was … [Read more…]
This is definitely not directed towards you, dear reader, nor to anyone I know. But I’ve felt these conflicting feelings before, even if I haven’t expressed them. I’ve definitely been on the receiving end of this mixed message. I figure most of you will understand what I’m talking about.
Think of your top five heroes (sorry, your mom’s my hero too but she doesn’t count)–people you admire from afar. Imagine that you wake up one workaday morning, and find that one of these people has invited you to a tea party. (albeit a tea party sans tea and finger sandwiches, in a warehouse in … [Read more…]
I took this a couple of weeks ago. I sat on the beach, thinking about life, while the kiddos played in the waves. Thanks for the suggestion. Not sure I’m ready to take on a new hobby, but I can certainly adopt the surfer’s zen mentality. 🙂
One of the many reasons I don’t post with my IRL name here (I won’t say “real”, since xJane is just as real in many ways) is because I am attempting to manage my image. In our internet age, I still find it to be very important to not ruffle feathers in a public way … [Read more…]
The flickr gnomes pulled three pictures from the Commons and put them up on my dashboard there: Two Women Boxing (love the hats!): I’m sure this is faked, but that doesn’t make it any less creepy: Color photo of a real Rosie the Riveter type from WWII:
I ordered prints of my favorite flickr pics (from the ones I’ve taken) and created a photo mosaic in my office: And Discover Magazine’s blog picked up a picture of GameBoy contemplating a good breakfast to illustrate a post (free, with attribution: this, my friends, is how Creative Commons is intended to be used):
I’ve resolved to post more photos on the site, and I think I’m going to start with some from my travel to DC and NYC. I hope this turns out to be a bit more interesting than the proverbial dreaded vacation slide show. This is a shot I took of Grand Central Station, a two … [Read more…]