17-02-27 Computer Simulation (Are We One?)

I have been reading a lot about this concept over the past six months. The most recent was just today in the New Yorker. Don’t worry, I am not going to write a 10 page essay explaining the theory. Here is the link to the New Yorker article speaking about it.

I have been walking around NYC a lot and came across an art work that brought the concept to mind. It certainly looks like a classic sci-fi image of our programmers…



17-01- WPC: Ambience

Not a fan of HDR but I have been playing with the updated version in LR…



1-1-17 – No Beginning; No Ending;

“No Matter/Try Again/Fail Again/Fail Better”

Samuel Beckett

“Failures and disappointments make time go by so fast that you fail to notice your real life, and the past when I was so free seems to belong to someone else, not myself.”

Anton Chekhov

via Francine Prose (Mister Monkey)

Robert S Johnson’s “List of Favorite Quotations”


Cate Blanchett in “Situationism”…Video #2 of Manifesto at The Park Avenue Armory


“Maybe you’ll get a replacement
There’s plenty like me to be found”

Bernie Taupin – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road


11:34pm 12/31/16…24 minutes until we randomly pretend life will change somehow.


99 years of war
left no room for victors.
There are no more war ministers
nor any jet fighters.
Today I’m making my rounds
see the world lying in ruins.
I found a balloon,
think of you and let it fly (away).


9-29-13 Weekly Photo Challenge – Saturated (What the heck are those Daddy?, edition)

The Weekly Challenge is Saturated.

The Hudson River Greenway bike path which, oddly, runs along The Hudson has to take a detour from 135th Street to 145th Street because of the giant sewage treatment plant that Riverbank State Park is built on. While wandering down the path this summer I came upon a graveyard of outdated, nay ancient technology.

I stopped to admire it and take some shots.

As I shot many people were going by and paying no attention.

Then an eight or nine-year old girl and her dad walked by.

She stopped dead in her tracks.

“What the heck are those Daddy?”

Boro Walk

Some other views of saturated:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | Nature’s Walk Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturation | Say It With A Camera

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | A Mixed Bag

Weekly Photo Challenge – Colorful Relaxation | Canoe Communications

Saturated {Photo Challenge} | Clicky Chick Creates

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | Photo & Tour

Weekly photo challenge: saturated | Jean’s Photography Blog

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | nancy merrill photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | Getting the Picture

Weekly photo challenge: Saturated | Flickr Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | Rois

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | Today, on Earth

From the Darkness of Psychosis | Broken Light: A Photography Collective

5-30-13 Fight The Technology

“A computer is like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy”

Joseph Campbell

I am reputed to be pretty good with technology and able to operate new (to me) software quickly. Maybe so…

I have been spending the evening looking at/working with/cursing out various book publishing sites. Blurb, Adorama, A&I,  to name three. These sites are supposed to make your life easier?

If they say so…

Anyway a few of the pictures I worked on earlier today. My apologies for any recent repeats but as I close in on finalizing this work, the field of choices narrows.