Glock21 sings the hits

I just saw this posted on Facebook from regular-reading Glock21 and thought it was insightful and needed to be passed along.

What if this all that we are. Put faith, miracles, and beliefs aside for a moment. What if the tangible cruelty of being, predation, parasites, disease, and suffering is what is real and provable, and the chemical nuances of what make up us, from our dna to protein and cell biochemistry interactions, are all that truly are in any “real” sense. Science and the models we theorize and confirm or disprove are all that we can truly know with peer review and confirmation of previous experiments. Would lack of belief or proof of a soul make your life less valuable? Would the lives you touch be any less affected for better or worse? Would you strive to be significant more or embrace insignificance more? Without the supernatural what are you at your core?

it’s the dusty details


I’ve been shooting medium format for about a month now.

The biggest differences I’ve seen — apart from an upswing in overall image quality — is that it finds details that my eyes aren’t detecting, which is increasing my awareness of what my photos will turn out like.

I’m taking more time to make photos rather than just snap shots.

In the above photo, look at what I missed … the dust behind the sculpture (see below).



Shutgun, set, hike: 10 Pro-Gun Myths, Shot Down

Just because it’s good and controversial:

By cutting off federal funding for research and stymieing data collection and sharing, the National Rifle Association has tried to do to the study of gun violence what climate deniers have done to the science of global warming. No wonder: When it comes to hard numbers, some of the gun lobby’s favorite arguments are full of holes.

Myth #1: They’re coming for your guns.
Fact-check: No one knows the exact number of guns in America, but it’s clear there’s no practical way to round them all up (never mind that no one in Washington is proposing this). Yet if you fantasize about rifle-toting citizens facing down the government, you’ll rest easy knowing that America’s roughly 80 million gun owners already have the feds and cops outgunned by a factor of around 79 to 1.

Read on.