The Unpaved States of America*

I don’t have cable television anymore but I get my news. It isn’t 24 hour news but I suppose it could be if I was so inclined. I have grown less interested in political hocus pocus and more enthralled with social construction, stratification, abuse and destruction. I believe our government does this to us and […]

The Day Osama Died

Oh boy, Obama‘s late night speech has been posted on YouTube and the comments are flooding in by the second. You can also download it in its entirety… This is part of public domain and so I will be using it for commentary within the next few days. The part I’m most interested in is, […]

Snow Tracks: The Aftermath

I took these today in between digging my car out and taking my mom grocery shopping. I am still freezing from spending a lot of time kicking snow around and using a broken shovel and broom! These turned out pretty neat, I love the ones of our outdoor sitting area, they are totally random! I […]

I Read the News Today…

This may seem grim but a young man hung himself in the park featured in this series of photographs earlier in the summer. His was one of several deaths (hangings and shootings) that happened in Waterloo, Iowa in 2010. There was a shooting right behind the Subway I work as well as one that killed […]

BP-ku

Oily fingers reach into Louisiana waters, take time to swirl and blob and bleed. They cover the sea and they cover my screen. All this, happening so far from me. Next to me: by- products leer…swallow plastic, choke on fear.

Kevin Costner: Ocean of Dreams, Dances with BP or Oilworld?

Kevin Costner, one of the first “stars” spotted in the Gulf coast has introduced a ‘dream machine’ that will separate oil from water. Some are calling it the Deepwater Horizon spill, some the Gulf oil spill and others still call it BP’s mess (all are accurate) but what they aren’t talking about is that many […]

What if BP did it on purpose?

This is just a thought, but what if BP really did it? What if they made this disaster on purpose in order to gain more oil in a shorter period of time. They certainly don’t seem concerned with stopping the flow, just collecting the crude-water. Does anyone know how much the rig was able to […]

Universal Music Group vs YouTube

I just read the YouTube press release about the “Universal Music Group and YouTube Forge Strategic Partnership” and I wanted to make a little more sense of it and see how I can use this to my advantage and share that knowledge with you, my faithful blog readers, and make content for my YouTube fans. […]

Turtles, Manatees and BP, “OIL, MY!”

I don’t care about the series finale of “Lost.” I don’t return the glances and rabid white teeth of celebrities at the cash register. I don’t watch much reality television, in fact, I canceled cable a few months ago and never looked back. I find that even without my daily dose of 24-hour ticker-vision, 2 […]