Published on September 14 2009

I'm trying out the new theme here..... This photo was taken in St. Croix Falls at Interstate Park from the inside of a glacial pothole carved by rocks banging around in the basalt and sandstone deposits at the end of the last Ice Age.

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Published on September 12 2009

canoes This is an HDR experiment-- as so many of my photos lately are. I love the garish otherworldly colors, but I'm playing with settings to make the photos look more realistic. This is obviously not one of those "realistic" shots, lol! Here is the original: original-canoe

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Published on September 11 2009

Waterfalls at Copper Falls State Park near Mellen, WI. I've discovered that if I actually upload a pic to *my* webspace, then the exif information shows up here. If I post it as a link to another photospace such as flickr, it doesn't show. Not sure if I like that behavior. The photo with exif information may be found here.

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Published on September 10 2009

acadia-view This is a shot of the coast of Maine from last year, somewhere along the road through Acadia Park. I could have sat all day on the rocks, watching and listening to the ocean.

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Published on September 9 2009

Old Chevys never die.....

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Published on September 8 2009

I'm noodling about with the idea of converting this site to a photoblog-with-an-occasional-rant. I've been sending most of my pictures to flickr lately-- but I really hate how flickr displays them. There is also the fact that I am so ticked off every time I look at the news these days that I can't even write. I find I want to simply post links and say "SEE????!!!! Didn't I TELL you???!!!!" So I've been looking around at photo themes, and I've found a couple of possibilities. We'll have to see. They tell me change is good, and change may be in the wind....

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Published on September 2 2009

September 1, 1939.
.... Defenceless under the night Our world in stupor lies; Yet, dotted everywhere, Ironic points of light Flash out wherever the Just Exchange their messages: May I, composed like them Of Eros and of dust, Beleaguered by the same Negation and despair, Show an affirming flame.....

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Published on August 29 2009

For the Left, war without Bush is not war at all | Washington Examiner.
Not too long ago, some observers worried that Barack Obama would come under increasing pressure from the Left to leave both Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, it seems those worries were unfounded. For many liberal activists, opposing the war was really about opposing George W. Bush. When Bush disappeared, so did their anti-war passion.

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Published on August 25 2009

My local congressman, as I heard on this evening's news, doesn't plan to put up with that sort of bunk. He is holding a "phone hall" meeting. Yep. I already signed up, and am working on the questions which I am certain I will not be allowed to ask.

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Published on August 25 2009

“We have to go into the despair and go beyond it, by working and doing for somebody else, by using it for something else.”. Rachel continues what she calls the "hilbilly travelogue" of a Texan living in Europe with this post. A wonderful post, and I have nothing... absolutely nothing... I could add.
Someone told me a few months ago that Auschwitz would be a life-changer for me, and they were right, but I would like to emphasize that it is a good change. In the six weeks since I was there, the majority of my previous petty concerns have stopped mattering to me, completely. I just stopped caring about a lot of things that were truly pointless. It has been a very surprising and welcome change. My experience of life is different, in a good way. Something about that day in that place made me realize that if I don’t enjoy and appreciate every single moment of my charmed and comfortable life, then I am an unforgivable ass. I don’t say that lightly. It is a real thing. All of us who are able to write or read blogs, we have it easy by any measure and we are fools if we don’t actively appreciate every single morsel of freedom and plenty that we have.

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