Sunday, March 21, 2010

moving on-change of address

I am not a new technology adopter. I want my technology to work and to stay out of the way. The publishing "program" that has made the daily presentation of B&W possible is "Blogger", software launched in 1999.
Record a thought with pencil and paper, then throw your writing materials in a drawer. Twenty years later, open the drawer, the paper and pencil remain. Amend your thought. The pencil still works. The paper works. Blogger has approached pencil and paper reliability. Pencil and paper are good technology. As a user, I've never had to spend time software wrestling. Blogger worked.
On the simplest level the software has provided easy access to a space, a blank wall, a means to hang pictures. It's a blank wall in my home that appears in locations all over the world. Magic.

I've been at this Internet location for five years. At this URL, this uniform resource locator.
For business and security reasons, the good people at Blogger (owned since 2003 by Google) are changing their software in a way that will require me to move on, to leave this address.
The 1290+ posts that are accessed via this URL and presented with Google/Blogger software will remain.
Future posts can be found at:

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010



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Sunday, February 21, 2010

change again

Gray, Sophie and I went out walking. Met Charlie and Bode on the edge of Atlantic Avenue.
These two dogs, from Diane and Red Pilbin's kennel in New Hampshire are a delight.

Sophie's fugue, her existential moment of yesterday forgotten.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010


Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title.
Virginia Woolf

Sophia has a ten year history of visiting beaches. When she is on the sand I know what she is going to do. Poetry in motion. She runs and the running sings.
I took Sophie to the ocean yesterday and she surprised. She walked out in the water chest deep. She ignored my calls.
She stood still for too long. She came back in. She sat. She walked back to the car.
I hate change.

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

losing faith

Maybe keeping the Bentley in the garage wasn't the best idea...
D.C. Tax Workers Charged in Scam-Washington Post


Friday, October 26, 2007


Manzanillo, Colima Mexico, sunset 1972


Friday, October 12, 2007


Our region is currently under the influence of a "persistent" drought (see NOAA illustration).


Thursday, September 27, 2007


Sophia is between worlds today, induced sleep, breathing dreamweaver gas, sevoflourane? Minor surgery is never minor.

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Friday, September 14, 2007

civil twilight

lost places
degrees of loss.
This place was devoured- by fire, by money, by an absentee landlord.
This place, presumably the topography remains.
oh Lost!

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Friday, August 31, 2007

palmetto road

This picture is for Jim, on the edge of west 53rd, enjoying a cool day in NYC. The remarkable thing about roads, they start in one place, end in another. This is Jim's starting road.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

day of rest

Millenbeck Road


Saturday, July 28, 2007



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Friday, July 27, 2007


Near the mouth of the River Ouse. Adeline Virginia Stephen was in the water for eighteen days before the children found her.
"What is the meaning of life?... a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years. The great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark." Va. Woolf

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Jekyll Island

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

day of rest

There is the tendency to be sentimental about "the natural". Hah! God eating God. Day of tooth and claw. Visit this link to a must-see home video, water buffalo v. lions


Monday, July 09, 2007

there is an organization for everyone

I wonder if the pawn shops of America have an association, K street representation, lobbyists? Do they have advertising professionals on the payroll to ameliorate public perception regarding pawn shops? Do they contribute a percentage of their gross to "feel-good" causes. Can anyone send me a positive pawn shop story?
Ask and it will be answered. Yes, there is a national association with a website and FAQ's.
Question: How does a pawnbroker's business work?
Question: Why would someone go to a pawnbroker to get a loan?
Question: What is the foreclosure procedure?
Question: Do most pawn customers lose their merchandise?
Question: How can I be sure the merchandise I purchase at a pawnshop isn't stolen?
Question: What is the difference between buying at a pawnshop and buying at a retail store?
Question: Why is the image of pawnbroking changing since the 1930s?
Question: How are pawnbrokers regulated?
Question: Is pawnbroking a "bad times" industry?
Question: Do pawnbrokers attract indigents and derelicts?
Question: Do pawnbrokers downgrade the neighborhood and hurt property value?
Question: Are there firearms in pawnshops?
Question: Are pawnshops rates excessive?

There is a Virginia pawnbrokers association as well. Their website seems to be broken. Virginia pawnbrokers are feeling threatened by a state legislature that runs a gambling operation? Ironies abound...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

taking herring

Tell them they should have made the copy blocks bigger!?and reduced all those Manets, Monets, and Renoirs to the size of wildlife stamps!-Tom Wolfe, The Painted Word

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

shoulders of giants

The guidon falls? Pick it up and move forward.
gui·don Spelled Pronunciation[gahyd-n] ?noun Military.
1. a small flag or streamer carried as a guide, for marking or signaling, or for identification.
2. the soldier carrying it.


Saturday, December 23, 2006

red 25


Thursday, December 21, 2006


30 47.343N 81.27.294W
it is a short day in the northern hemisphere, sunrise at 7:19, sunset at 17:29


Thursday, November 02, 2006

Darkness Visible

The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis.

William Styron died yesterday, he was a Tidewater Virginia native, a Southerner who moved North. A writer. (WaPo article 11/03/06)


Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Discontinuities in the software universe. Learned keyboard actions are not bringing about the expected result. Google's free publishing tool, Blogger, acting up.


Saturday, August 26, 2006

missing the beach

...and missing the person on the beach. Edith Mary Moss, born in Stainfield, Lincolnshire, 1889. On Vero, 1960.

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

missing the beach

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Monday, July 17, 2006

visible atmosphere 2

On the other end of the continental U.S., Shi Shi Beach, the Makah Nation, Neah Bay, Washington.

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

day of rest

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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Hub City

Looking for the true and familiar. Miles from home.

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Monday, April 10, 2006


My sister is headed for big surgery in a hospital I've never seen, surgery scheduled to start at noon today.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

analog posting by hugenot bridge troglodyte

In the days before the Internet people would declare their love on tile, on swinging stall doors, in the personals of alternative weeklies.

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Monday, January 16, 2006

U.S. homeless capital a percentage of population.
Homelessness comes to mind because E&H slept under a bridge last night.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Victory Bridge

Flaubert wrote, "To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost."

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Sunday, November 20, 2005

day of rest

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Thursday, November 17, 2005

bill, blackbird and sister morphine

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Thursday, October 20, 2005

catalpa bignonioides

spent the day with doug and telisha williams, they have a cd slated for release in the beginning of '06, hoping to come up with useful images for the disc.
but it raises a question, how do you take a photograph of music? how, in a couple of hours, do you come up with visuals that rise to the level of music?

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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Kill Devil Hills

If the prouerbe be true,?that a fishe beginneth first to smell at the head,?the faultes of our seruantes will be layed vppon vs.
[1581 G. Pettie tr. S. Guazzo's Civil Conversation iii. 51]

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

gibbous moon

Things going down in the life of this corn. Planted in May. Time renders everything a mortality meditation. W.H. Rehnquist, a couple of hundred soldiers. New Orleans under water, dead patients in hospital. One Candidate out with a fractured pelvis, the other daughter signing up.

Yes yes, life in its glorious color, starts out green, goes to gray. Now different than the longest day, waiting for the reaper.

Where are they now? The corn trio, the valiant plants on the edge.

The edge was good at the beginning, more sunlight. The edge is later not such a good thing. The plants on the perimeter are the first to get fall prey to deer and racoons, first to be harvested.

The edge is risky; ask New York, ask New Orleans ask San Francisco.

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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

elephant rock

41 degrees 30.261 North
71 degrees 6.033 West

Running west south west tomorrow, same line as the beach, 457 miles a.t.c.f. to CHO.

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