The Necessary Philosopher

Month: June, 2010

My Twitter Posts for 2010-06-27

Counterstrike is finally on the Mac! I am free from windows at last! ๐Ÿ˜€ # In any case, the religious should pray for a solution to the Gulf oil slick with care. Contradictory prayers could make the oil slick worse. # Louisiana lawmakers propose prayer to stop oil disaster – #cnn Brilliant! Why didn't […]

Dorothea Lange

I stumbled on The Selvedge Yard this evening and just got an introduction to the photography of Dorothea Lange in this blog entry on the site, PHOTOGRAPHY OF DOROTHEA LANGE | AN AMERICAN ARCHIVEโ€“ HARD TIMES. Her portraits are amazingly evocative and carry a strong social message. I’m kicking myself for not having checked out […]

Free Falling

Amazing diving clip.


We chanced upon this jazz performance while at Paragon last Sunday. For some reason, this lady’s voice attracted a fair number of kids who decided to plonked themselves onto the floor in front of her. Believe it or not, Clare insisted on sitting through the entire performance and made me sit down on the floor […]

Quote of the Day

โ€œWhen we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.โ€ Mark Twain Sometimes I need little gems like these to get me through the day.

My Twitter Posts for 2010-06-13

Watching France vs Uruguay via live web streaming and the quality isn't half bad ๐Ÿ™‚ # Bitter sweet update to iOS4.0… it worked, but now I just lost ALL my saved progress for Angry Birds and Real Soccer 2010 ๐Ÿ™ # So wonderful to have my work laptop wait for me for once! #

My Twitter Posts for 2010-06-06

I hate self-righteous pricks. Doubly so if they happen to be bible thumpers. #


Holga-nista, originally uploaded by photokalia. Decided to take the Holga out for a spin today. Loaded it up with some expired Delta 3200 (thanks Shawn!) Clare started snapping away like a wild papparazzi, she looks like a mini photojournalist ๐Ÿ™‚

More Great Wall Photos

This set of photos illustrates my point about the steps being steep and icy. I was soooo thankful I didn’t fall and smash my precious camera :p By the way, the white spots are not dust spots but the bits of snow being blown around by the wind. This last one… slippery on the way […]

The Great Wall

View from one of the fortifications on the Great Wall. If you look closely, you can see the Wall snaking through the mountains in the middle of the picture, leading up a really steep incline to the fortification on the top of the middle mountain range. Looking at the Wall snaking up and down the […]