Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
"If you don't want your work copied, don't put it on the internet." True enough. But some of my photos have been blatantly copied recently and I am not flattered nor amused.
We are inundated daily with thousands of images and it would be impossible for an idea or composition not to stick somewhere in our memory bank and later influence our photographic thought process.
That is not the case here... this person is intentionally using some of my photos and compositions.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
One of my aunts passed away earlier this month and I received a letter today from my uncle. He shared his eulogy for Marion and referenced the following poem by William Ernest Henley.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
My introduction to the jury selection process.... excused.
I was anticipating that either the case would be settled or that it would be a boring insurance case, because that's what everyone had told me to expect. Wrong on both counts. It was going to be a case that would involve some emotional testimony, graphic language (we were asked if that would bother us) and the victim was a child. But I was resolved to keep an open mind, be a responsible juror. And so, I don't know if, up until the final question from the defense attorney, I would have been selected to serve as a juror or not.
I answered honestly, as did three others. And we were all immediately excused.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
A lazy Sunday, wishing I was almost anywhere else... coastal Georgia, the Smoky Mountains. I need another road trip. Nowhere that requires a passport .. not right now. Running out of summer soon though, school in the south starts early - mid-August. Get those kiddies back in the classroom during the hottest month so the air conditioners can hummmmm.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
I visited the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta yesterday for the first time. I was especially looking forward to seeing the whale sharks and the beluga whales. The whale sharks are massive and there are four of them in the tank. Four belugas were in another exhibit and as we entered, one of the males was swimming close to the 'glass', giving us a good view. The announcer was citing various facts and one was that the beluga could probably see us about as well as we could see him. I watched more closely as he approached... his eye zooming past the crowd... and then he circled around for another pass.
I must be getting old... I came away wishing they were all where they truly belong, swimming free in the sea.