Lest we forget

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Happiness is a Four-Letter Word (The Diet, Day 88)

CAKE. Happiness is cake. Happiness is the pursuit of cake. When TJ said “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” he undoubtedly meant cake. This is a philosophy I have adopted this afternoon after a moment of reflection and a few minutes of reading this blog post by my new favorite blogger at Hyperbole and […]

Buy this Book!

Composing with Images has just released the book Photos for the Gulf. Proceeds from the book go to The Gulf Relief Foundation and LA Gulf Response. Buy early. Buy often. Support a good cause. I have two photos in this book, by the way, so if you’d like to buy an extra copy for me […]

Smile or Die

A. I believe I could easily become addicted to these RSA Animate videos. B. I thought this was going to be about some sort of feel-good message that might cheer me up. Silly me. C. I’m going to have to read Barbara Ehrenreich’s Bright-Sided. I did read Nickle and Dimed and thought it was great. […]

Halloween Decoration

I ran into this little guy at a friend’s house tonight. I was sorry I didn’t have my real camera with me. Sent from my iPhone Posted via email from Just Haphazardry

The chicken got my supper

Your daughter is two and cooking an invisible casserole in a pink plastic oven when disaster strikes. “The chicken got my supper,” she yells, running to you like the life of everything depends. This chicken–her first imaginary playmate–is trouble. It makes messes in her brother’s room, loses her grandmother’s earrings, and spills anything worth its […]

Education is not a commodity

This video is great. There is a whole series of them that keep showing up on my friends’ blogs. This is the only one I’ve found time to watch so far, but I’m looking forward to the rest. I’ll probably post them as I get to them, but in the meantime if you are curious […]

Verve Lost (The Diet, Day 83)

This is about exercise, but honestly, I don’t understand my own labeling system on this blog, and I’m feeling too lazy to add a new category, so I’m just going to call this a diet post. If I had some verve, you see, I’d probably be able to do a little better than this, but […]

All the World's a Stage

And all the men and women merely players. Unfortunately, some days the play in progress is a Harold Pinter. Shrugs.

Lady Lazarus Rising

We have a newly discovered Ted Hughes poem about the death of his wife, Sylvia Plath. And I have newly discovered that I can listen to Sylvia Plath reading Lady Lazarus on YouTube. Haunting, I’d say is my best response to both. I’m tempted to develop a minor obsession with Ted and Sylvia for the […]