Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What to Eat?

A Recipe For Longevity: 33 Of The Healthiest Foods On Earth by David H. Murdock
Is it possible to live to 125 or maybe 150? READ the article and see a list of healthy foods!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Awesome Space Shuttle Photo

The shuttle Atlantis in solar transit, shot through 5" scope with filtering. Wish I had taken it....Awesome! Thanks to photo-pro Thierry Legault for an amazing shot.

Latest Photography May 09

Latest Random work 'thrown up' on the website, for your enjoyment!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Why Darwin Matters

Evolution or Intelligent Design? Science or Superstition? Shermer's brilliant!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009



Sunday, May 10, 2009

Latest Pixels from My Cameras

Here's some NEW random shots, some will become part of my body of work, "What Light Does When Nobody's Looking" (some won't).

What Makes a Successful (photographic) Image?

Interesting article!
by Chris Meier

At some point in their careers, most photographers ask themselves ‘what makes a successful photograph?’ Intrigued by the question, I decided to ask some peers for input.

“Ask 10 photographers that and you’ll probably get 10 different answers,” says Emmanuel Buenviaje, Vancouver photographer and graphic designer. It’s true. READ THE ARTICLE here.

Posted in Feature on May 10th, 2009
Chris Meier

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Hard Bargain Videos link

Classic Hard Bargain live from Atlanta GA, and Bucks Co. PA - enjoy!

Famous Quotes

To do is to be.

— Socrates

To be is to do.

— Plato


— Frank Sinatra

One of my Aerial Pictures of Midtown Manhattan

Midtown, looking East -

Scott Holt is an Amazing Guitarist

If you LOVE hot blues guitar, you'll want to hear Scott Holt ( Hard Bargain opened for him
last night in NYC, and I stayed to hear his power trio. They were SERIOUSLY tight, and all guitar fans and blues fans need to check him out. His 10 years with Buddy Guy didn't hurt! Also, thanks to his superb bassist Richard, who let me run through his amp.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Best Way to Find Your Way in NYC & London

this web app is F'in BRILLIANT! If your're in NYC or London, check out this easy interactive map for walking and subways! You'll want to bookmark it.

Republicans Favorite Topics: Sex & Religion

found this "open letter to the Republican Party" on Sensuous Curmudgeon blog, and found it's the part that caught my eye:

While the other party has been winning elections and undermining everything we have traditionally valued, what issues dominate our political discourse? Our party has been talking about sex and religion.

When we say “sex,” we mean topics like abstinence, promiscuity, homosexuality, pre-marital relations, contraception, sodomy, nudity, pornography, masturbation, same-sex marriage, sex education, abortion, and morning-after pills. Does that list sound familiar? It should, because those are the issues that too often dominate your campaigns.

Except for late-term abortion, where the other party has an extreme position that could be exploited (except that it’s lost in a sea of other sex-related issues), there is absolutely no reason to discuss such matters as part of our party’s policies. The Constitution doesn’t give the federal government any authority over those issues. If they need to be addressed, it should be done only at the state level.

When we speak of religion, we mostly mean the current movement to insert religious doctrines into public school science classes, especially creationism and its love-child, intelligent design. It seems to us that this is a latter-day substitute for prayer in public schools, which is essentially a dead issue these days, but still a hot-button item. There are other religious issues, like objections to certain areas of biological research.

Our obsession with creationism and blocking biological research has earned us the reputation of being an anti-science party, which is a burden our adversaries are delighted to exploit — notwithstanding their Luddite opposition to nuclear energy, oil exploration, aerospace technology, etc. Aside from that, religious issues should not concern the national government — especially when we have so many vital matters — our traditional principles — that must be addressed before the republic is lost forever.

Any of these sex or religion topics would be a fine subject for a sermon; but experience teaches us that they are not issues that will propel a party to national leadership. Regional, yes; national, no. A successful political party should understand this, but it seems that we don’t. That is why, at the moment, we are not a successful political party.

Robben Ford's version of 'Worried Life Blues'

this is one of my favorite versions of this song, ever! Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009