Desperate despair meet disparity

When I was out taking street photography recently, I grabbed these two shots separately. But I knew when I took the one, the other needed to go next to it.

The guy on the right, his toes were gnarled and bloody. I was too sensitive to a certain level of respect and discretion not to run around and get him from the front.

It was nasty, though.

The woman on the left represents a superfluous display of wealth.

I write on this blog that I am in some way fortunate to be faced with utter wealth and filthy poor, sometimes within steps of each other.

We are similar. We are different. And money makes both worse.

Lawrence Krauss sings the hits

Partical physics & cosmology at the Wellcome C...
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“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements – the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life – weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.”

Lawrence Krauss


It must be Labor Day Weekend

I know. You’re celebrating Labor Day like everyone else by going in to labor.

You’re laboriously staying away from Le Café today, because you’re busily trying to figure out what meats to buy to put on the barbie this fine weekend.

Hits are down, which means, 1) I haven’t posted much of anything today and 2) everyone’s distracted by the holiday. It’s like a weekend around here.

I’ll be around a little bit this weekend, if you care to stop in. I’ll shoot hard for a Caturday.

Tina and I are shooting a wedding tomorrow night.

And there was light


Graphic of the mathematical formula for light with the words, “and god said … and there was light.” 

I love that one part … you know … one over radius squared times sine times theta.

So cool!



It’s true!!! I read it in a coloring book … Obama hates Les Paul

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Last night, I saw an update on Facebook that Obama hates Gibson Guitar company, and that his Nazi regime is shutting them down.

The update was:

Gibson raided for selling guitars made in USA. Told problem would go away if make guitars in third world using slave labor. Per barrack hussain obama who claims to want to help our people.

I haven’t seen any legitimate news sources cover the story in a way that implicates Obama hates Gibson and America, but it’s on Glenn Beck, and a lot of angry conservative blogger sites.

NPR has a story that made the story out, and it covers some of the concerns, but not to extreme that the conservative hemming-and-haing brouhaha’s are attempting to do to the story.

I have to get some editing done, but any help you can contribute to my quest to find out if Obama hates American and Les Paul, I appreciate it. Even links to Glenn Beck.

I made a comment on the Facebook update this morning that said, “Citing a blog or Glenn Beck as a reference for this information is like saying ‘IT’s TRUE!!! I read it in a coloring book!!!'”