This Hit Me of Late

In the Attic by Seamus Heaney 1. Like Jim Hawkins aloft in the crosstrees Of Hispaniola, nothing underneath him But still green water and clean bottom sand, The ship aground, the canted mast far out Above a seafloor where striped fish pass in shoals— And when they’ve passed, the face of Israel Hands That rose […]

Illustration

I was showing a student this artist’s work today to talk about atmospheric perspective, and it occurred to me that Toby and others might enjoy it.

Lock, Stock and Pickpocket

Another interesting article from the New Yorker.  It’s really amazing how good one can get, almost to the point of it being magical, when you solely focus on one skill for your entire life. And here’s a video of his talent on display:

You Existing As You

What are the chances of you coming into being?

Let’s Evoke, Not Provoke

As I’ve been sharing things on the blog, I’ve wondered why I’ve kept things unserious after all the pressures, concerns, and nightmares of the past week.  Perhaps I need a place for respite from the typical news flow across the internet.  I felt I’ve needed evocation, rather than provocation. Here’s a series of photos that evokes […]

Just Because I Love It

I have desired to go Where springs not fail, To fields where flies no sharp and sided hail And a few lilies blow. And I have asked to be Where no storms come, Where the green swell is in the havens dumb, And out of the swing of the sea.

Best Autocorrect of Last Year

Below the fold to keep a modicum of suspense alive — Steph and I laughed for a full half hour about this one.  And we still laugh whenever we bring it up (which is more often than I like to admit, but never in public ).

List of Lists

I have a folder of links I collected to share with the blog over the past half year, with the hopes of making a triumphant return to posting.  I’m not sure it’s triumphant but it’s a return. Hopefully I can keep pace for a little while and release these to you all over time.  When […]

On the Subject of 2012…

Another link I found in early 2013, was a series of videos an auteur named Matt Shapiro has put together for the last seven years called The Cinescape.  It’s pretty amazing craftsmanship, and even though none of the films he spliced together are original works, the way he did it is.  It’s masterful and brings […]

This Just In…

I always knew Superman was a Jayhawk. Rock Chalk. nym.ag/15iLrM5 — Gillian Smith (@gillyheartsyou) April 18, 2013

Thanks, Shotts…

Every time I think of Coca-Cola, I think of The Blinks. Click on the image to go to the article. I do find this article fascinating, however, and am reminded how surrounded we are my technological marvels.  Collective miracles, since no one person holds the key to delivering a can of Coke.  There’s also a […]

This Could Have Been Us

I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like this article could have been written about us, in a mirror universe. Where instead of Thanksgiving, we resorted to a heinous act to fill our idle time. It’s the work of the devil, I tell you. Thank goodness for our Hollow Men meetings, on the […]

It’s Been a Long Time MT

MT can stand for Music Tuesday, too, you know…. The National is one band I keep coming back to, although I like High Violet, Boxer is the one on my steady-repeat list. They’re releasing a new album in May, but I managed to snag one of the tracks and thought I’d share. Demons I hope […]