Wednesday, May 23, 2012


No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library and images of perceptive photographers like Jimmy:

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Take two from my last nights session (and earlier upload) playing around with burning steel wool. I mounted an ND4 on the lens after about 50 seconds into the exposure so I could play with the sparks without over exposing, taking advantage of the high iso to reveal the stars...

Gaze into the fire, into the clouds, and as soon as the inner voices begin to speak..surrender to them. Don’t ask first whether it’s permitted, or would please your teachers or father or some god. You will ruin yourself if you do that.

Beth Jones declares Sátántangó by László Krasznahorkai a Hungarian masterpiece about the nature of storytelling - it is about the stories we tell ourselves in order to live and those we tell others in order to control them; about the narratives from which reality is constructed and the limits to which. they can be pushed ; 30 steel wool pieces of wisdom from Stephen King novels

The Caravan Exposures: A Tortured History Four Ways Happiness Can Hurt You

I'd say this was a dream come true, except that I never dreamed of any such thing.。。 Can feeling good ever be bad? New research says yes—and points the way to a healthier, more balanced life. We’re hard-wired for the pursuit of happiness to our repeated regret, the Declaration of Independence notwithstanding...

In recent years, we’ve seen an explosion of scientific research revealing precisely how positive feelings like happiness are good for us. We know that they motivate us to pursue important goals and overcome obstacles, protect us from some effects of stress, connect us closely with other people, and even stave off physical and mental ailments. We assume certain expenditures are absolutely necessary, even though much of humanity survives without them. And so we live with a constrained mental picture of our lives"All the Money in the World," is a welcome primer in how to find meaning in how you spend your money. Life can’t ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer’s lover until death - fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous, and constant.

• PLATITUDE. An idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true." Prayer must never be answered: if it is, it ceases to be prayer, and becomes a correspondence 。。。To them who crossed the flood And climbed the hill, with eyes Upon the heavenly flag intent, And through the deathful tumult went Even unto death: to them this Stone-- Erect, where they were overthrown-- Of more than victory the monument. The Grand Pacification is Coming [Nations are rich or poor because of government and social institutions. But the decay rate of organic matter plays a part, too.. What Makes Countries Rich or Poor?; For Leo Strauss and his acolytes among political theorists, it is always September 1938, and we are always in Munich. The Right’s False Prophet]

“Evening on the market square I saw shining faces

of people I didn’t know. I looked greedily at people’s faces: each was different,

each said something, persuaded, laughed, endured.

“I thought that the city is built not of houses, squares, boulevards, parks, wide streets, but of faces gleaming like lamps,

like the torches of welders, who mend steel in clouds of sparks at night.” it’s their faces I’ll read

• · · Light appears in almost every imrich story / poem - Amazon reviews are just as likely to give an accurate summary of a book's quality as those of professional newspapers, according to a study from Harvard Business School. Amazon Customer Reviews Really Are As Good As The Pros (Harvard Business School Says So) ; The New Yorker Launches Beefed-Up Books Blog Called 'Page-Turner' the risks of the running life