Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Flickr Photos : French Landscapes Slideshow

Slideoo (found viaEmily Chang's ehub) have got this slideshow trick up and running, so I thought I'd try it here and let you see one of my photo sets from flickr; others are here.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Be yourself

It's always nice to come across another reminder to be yourself. It may be hard sometimes, but it's who you are, and if you're lucky you find a place to be yourself too. Aaaah! Should be a Friday afternoon post!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Gingerbread Haka

A fun turn on this traditional prelude to All Black rugby matches.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

My current reading. The language is dated, but there are themes that are very very current in debates I'm reading now about conservation, society and consumerism among other things.

These from an interesting passage about life and experience...

"Age is no better, hardly well, qualified for an instructor as yout, for it has not profited as much as it has lost."

"Man's capacities have never been measured; nor ar we to judge of what he can do by any precedents, so little has been tried."

"Whatever have been thy faliures hitherto, 'be not afflicted, my child, for who shall assign to thee what thou hast left undone'."

Walden: or life in the woods. Henry David Thoreau

New angle on photos

This photo is a new idea to me. What do you think?

Friday, October 12, 2007

Hang drum

These are great. I want one.

Ousmane Sow

What a guy. The sculptures are stunning. You look at them one way, they look not quite primitive enough. Another view, and the subtelty of the faces and postures is unbelievable. In the book I saw yesterday, some of the photos of his sculpures in African villages looked like folks were living with their departed spirits. I want to see more.