Musings for the week of 2009-01-05

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Kids’ countdown to the new year at noon at Ink in Gainesville. #
Happy New Year! We’re out of here and heading to the beach in the later A.M. #
I was just singing along to a song using my bass voice. My wife said it sounded like a burp! #
New Year’s Day is nearly over. We [...]

Where’s “My” Community?

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

I am imagining a better WordPress. For those of you who don’t know, it’s the engine behind Gradin.com, as well as countless other blogs on the Interweb. I have been using WordPress for several years now and I really enjoy it. Its many features have grown, and grown on me. Now [...]

I’m a Climate Witness

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

I was contacted a while back by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), originally through Flickr from a picture I posted on the severe drought conditions around Lake Lanier. I was invited to write a “Climate Witness” story to tell the world about how the climate has changed in northeast Georgia from my perspective. [...]

Twitter Updates for 2008-08-11

Monday, August 11th, 2008

@mcottmeyer You missed a good time digging post holes at my house! Maybe next time. #
@brianb You’ll go blind playing with that thing. #
@HamWithCam Their balance bar routine was stunning – better than the Chinese scores. We’ll see if it helps their floor scores. #
67°F this morning. That makes for a chilly bike ride [...]

No Bones About It is For Real

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Sorry about that last…premature posting. This one is for real! The entry has finally passed the judge’s critical eye. So please, go ahead and vote if you haven’t already! I’d really like to see this get printed, and your vote is the only thing that will make that happen.

Related posts:
“No Bones [...]

Threadless Submission (Critique)

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

I am planning to start posting more submissions to Threadless for consideration in their shirt designs.  Their methods have matured so much since my earlier submission and purchases!  They now have the ability to allow artists to submit designs for critque prior to final publishing.  It’s a great way for someone like myself to get [...]

News from Philadelphia

Monday, July 21st, 2008

People really get into their American history in ye olde American colony, Philadelphia.
The U.S. Postal Service – the first one – flies no flag. At the time of its inception, there was no flag to fly under.
We saw a young man riding his bicycle with the Libery Bell tattooed on his forearm. I think a [...]

Top 5: Things You Wanted to Know About Me

Monday, July 14th, 2008

The meme is apparently now a lost word; used only by uncool dads and hipless (as in the lack of being hip) half-wits.  I’m getting on in years, relatively speaking, and am inclined to use such lingo as to embarrass those who would be so easily offended.
For lack of better alternatives, I bring to you [...]

Afghanistan Remembers Music

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

I listened to a piece from WNYC’s Radio Lab recently only to form a more concrete relationship with the loss that victims suffer under Taliban rule.
From the outside, looking in, the culture seems muddied with the intermingling of past and present times.  Between incomplete reports from the news agencies, history, and modern documentaries, it is [...]

The Home School Phenomenon

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Man has been on a quest throughout time to find the riddle of the root of all evil. Ole-Magnus Saxegard, a student of the Sydney-based University of Technology, explores this riddle in his latest frame-by-frame Flash animation (A History of Evil). It is a brilliant vision. If he’s looking for further inspiration to this age-old [...]