Thursday, December 31, 2015

American satire organization "The Onion" is so funny because it is mostly true.

American satire organization "The Onion" is so funny because it is mostly true. Here is a recap on how the truth is stranger than satire. (Be sure to watch the videos.)

#theonion #truthstrangerthanfiction #fakenews
http://fusion.net/story/247634/the-onion-2015-literally-unbelievable/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialshare&utm_content=desktop+top

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year!

I enjoyed the New Year bell-ringing ceremony at the Asian Art Museum. The antique bell is both art and a real temple bell, and it is lovely to have a ceremony like this open to the public.

The incense smells good. 😊

#happynewyear #happinessforalllivingbeings
#ring
#asianartmuseum

Sunday, December 27, 2015

I've finally looked at the scans of my Lomochrome Purple film test, which I exposed in a Lomography Bel Air camera.

I've finally looked at the scans of my Lomochrome Purple film test, which I exposed in a Lomography Bel Air camera.  

The near-infrared (Kodak Aerochrome-like) film is great, but the zone-focusing Bel Air plastic camera (which is a replacement for a previously returned camera that could only produce soft-focus images) is unreliable: only six of twenty-four images came out in focus.  Infrared light wavelengths are a bit different than visible light wavelengths for focusing purposes, so the choice of this film wasn't ideal for a camera test... but my Bel Air images focused to infinity are fuzzy, which is unexpected.

The film is quite nice, and I plan to use more of it (in a reliable, antique camera of mine).

#lomochromepurple   #lomographyfilm   #film   #filmphotography   #infrared  


Those of you who know me well know I'm fond of cephalopods.

Those of you who know me well know I'm fond of cephalopods.  So, sharing this is inevitable.  Look at the gorgeous coloring!

Appropriately enough, this comes to us via Laughing Squid.

#squid   #giantsquid  

Originally shared by Laughing Squid

Incredibly Rare Underwater Footage of a Stray Giant Squid Swimming Around Toyama Bay in Japan
http://laughingsquid.com/incredibly-rare-underwater-footage-of-a-stray-giant-squid-swimming-around-toyama-bay-in-japan/

Saturday, December 19, 2015

The sun came out this afternoon, and so I had a little walk...


The sun came out this afternoon, and so I had a little walk...

#succulent

Friday, December 11, 2015

This is a pleasant interview with bell hooks, who is teaching at a tuition-free Appalachian college and spreading...

This is a pleasant interview with bell hooks, who is teaching at a tuition-free Appalachian college and spreading her sweetly radical calls for love in the midst of our pathology-ridden culture.
#bellhooks
http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/opinionator/2015/12/10/bell-hooks-buddhism-the-beats-and-loving-blackness/?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20151211&referer=https://t.co/FExlmylGWW

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

If you are a nearly daily user, and often find yourself Wikipedia-wandering (as I do), now is a good time of year to...

If you are a nearly daily user, and often find yourself Wikipedia-wandering (as I do), now is a good time of year to tell the organization how much you love them - with cash.

#donate   #wikipedia  
https://donate.wikimedia.org/?utm_medium=SocialMedia&utm_campaign=ThankYouPage&utm_source=GooglePlus