This would be "frozen fog". And that would be the airport runway across the field.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Some of my favorite excerpts:
For a native Westerner, the slights from the other end of the country start early, and build through a lifetime: national broadcasters on election night who cannot pronounce Oregon (it’s like gun) or Nevada (it’s not Nev-odda), or a toll-free clerk who thinks New Mexico is part of old Mexico.
“You’ll have to go through your own embassy,” a resident of Santa Fe was told when trying to order Olympic tickets for games on American soil.
[Of course I have met people in Orygun who also do not know that New Mexico is a state, not another country.]
These are all minor annoyances, mind you, in a world with daily reminders that an embittered, small-hearted senator from Connecticut can hold up health care for millions, or some people would rather read a “book” by Hulk Hogan than a short story by Sherman Alexie.
Love Sherman Alexie. How can you not appreciate a writer who includes a scenario where a father tells his daughter that it's fine to marry the [native American] guy, but why would you ever share a bank account with him?
Detest Joe Lieberman.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
It would be pretty, if only I didn't have to drive to work in it most days.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Episode 1102: Thursday October 15, 2009
Sculptor Kenneth Standhardt
- Kenneth Standhardt makes ceramic vessels that look like woven baskets – and he makes all his designs with a can opener. He spends hours making each tiny mark by hand – and the result looks perfect.
On the web:
Here it is for those not fortunate enough to get OPB. To be Cardigan related: Cosmos has quite a bit of air time.
Sculptor Kenneth StandhardtKenneth Standhardt makes ceramic vessels that look like woven baskets – and he makes all his designs with a can opener. He spends hours making each tiny mark by hand – and the result looks perfect.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Thursday night we spent down at the bottom of the canyon, in the Deschutes campground. It is the end of the season and the campground was nearly empty.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Left: old laptop. Right: new netbook. Not shown: new fancy desktop in "my room" (which doubles as guest bedroom). The netbook will be the take-with e-mail and web machine. The desktop will be for the fancy editing.