Tuesday, 09/16/2014

Date Night


Dumping the kids with grandma.  One hopes we have a good time without them.

ntodd

September 16, 11:25 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, 09/15/2014

#36pitfire

Currently about 8 miles southeast of us according to the forest service.  Hope those target shooters are happy.

ntodd

September 15, 8:53 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday Photobombblogging


Some damned kids kept getting in the way of my shots.


See the big, big fish!


Cheetahs don't look fast when chilling.

ntodd

September 15, 7:49 PM in Family Life | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Sunday, 09/14/2014

"It never makes no sense."


Air quality's better now, but the fire's jumped the highway and river, growing to 2000 acres.  Awesome.

ntodd

September 14, 10:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

fire

By Nick Flynn:

capt’n this room is on fire
capt’n, this body will not stop burning
capt’n oh my captain this burning has become a body
capt’n oh my captain this child is ash
capt’n oh my captain my hands pass right through her
capt’n oh my captain I don’t know what it is I’m looking at

Still lots of ash floating in the air as the nearby forest fire has expanded to 100 acres.  Reminds me of a scene from Schindler's List.

ntodd

September 14, 2:21 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Six California Fail

After not getting his Six Californias thingy on the ballot, rich man sez:

“It is yet another example of the dysfunction of the current system and reinforces the need for six fresh, modern governments."

The dream cannot fail, only be failed.

ntodd

September 14, 1:12 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Saturday, 09/13/2014

Searching For Something To Say


Waiting for the break of day...

ntodd

September 13, 10:49 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Social Media

Being much more social than I expected, plus allergy meds making me all spacey.  So your blogging expectations can shut up.

ntodd

September 13, 7:51 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, 09/12/2014

Up On The Roof


I've got a feelin'...

ntodd

September 12, 11:37 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

"Possess your arms with brief and fragile bloom..."

The Flower, The Universe:

This is the time of darkening wind and tide,
The time, O reaper of the sea’s large waste,
Rain-desolate, wave-racked, and ocean-maimed,
To wander out in mist, glad as a bride
To meet the storm’s last ominous sound, the sea-bird’s haste,
To gather like the queen dark Pluto claimed
Against the perilous brink; the flowers so small, so few,
The transient beauty startling and new.

Marya Zaturenska.

ntodd

September 12, 9:07 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Allergic Reactions


What a way to go.

ntodd

September 12, 3:07 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, 09/11/2014

We don't care about the world today


We're not sorry for you.

ntodd

September 11, 11:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

"Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me..."

Piano:

In spite of myself, the insidious mastery of song
Betrays me back, till the heart of me weeps to belong
To the old Sunday evenings at home, with winter outside
And hymns in the cosy parlour, the tinkling piano our guide.

So now it is vain for the singer to burst into clamour
With the great black piano appassionato. The glamour
Of childish days is upon me, my manhood is cast
Down in the flood of remembrance, I weep like a child for the past.

DH Lawrence.

ntodd

September 11, 10:09 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Expensive Speech For Billionaires And Not For We

Bernie:

I am extremely disappointed that not one Republican voted today to stop billionaires from buying elections and undermining American democracy. While the Senate vote was a victory for Republicans, it was a defeat for American democracy. The Koch brothers and other billionaires should not be allowed to spend hundreds of millions of dollars electing candidates who represent the wealthy and the powerful. The fight to overturn Citizens United must continue at the grassroots level in every state in this country

Not that it's a surprise, but we still can be disappointed.  And redouble our efforts.

ntodd

September 11, 8:08 PM in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Mythbusters

Fascinating "fact":

The phrase "you’re toast" was first used by Bill Murray in "Ghostbusters."

Um, no, that phrase was not used.

ntodd

September 11, 3:41 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Hagh chenmoH


majQa'!

ntodd

September 11, 12:28 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

#throwbackthursday


Since it was Bill's birthday just a few days ago, and my folks' anniversary, I might as well post something from Bill and Emily's wedding.

ntodd

September 11, 11:11 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Never Forget!

Some people blame 9/11 on Roe v Wade, but they perhaps have forgotten something else that happened in 1973.

ntodd

September 11, 10:34 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

It's been a long way, but we're here.


On the plane yesterday.

ntodd

September 11, 10:21 AM in Family Life | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, 09/09/2014

Motherfucking Snakes


Bring it.

ntodd

September 9, 10:04 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there!

The Kingdom of God is Within You:

For a Christian the oath of allegiance to any government whatever — the very act which is regarded as the foundation of the existence of a state — is a direct renunciation of Christianity.

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, commie.

ntodd

September 9, 9:22 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

tldr

The Internet has killed reading, amirite?

ntodd

September 9, 7:38 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Funny Letters

I love Cyrillic: и and ы.

ntodd

September 9, 7:13 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Get Offa My Watergate!

BooMan's such a piker:

The Ford pardon was actually my introduction to politics, as it made my father so angry that my little almost-five year-old brain needed to understand what had happened. The president of the United States had just committed a grave injustice by demonstrating that our laws only apply to regular folks. Our former president had broken the law repeatedly and lied about it to everyone's face. He had obstructed justice. And nothing was going to be done about it. Nixon got a pass.

My first political memory?  Dick's resignation.

ntodd

September 9, 6:14 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Not A Jacksonian, Eh?

I'd love to have a more educated electorate.  Not sure that's mutually exclusive with expanding the voter pool.  Is this Georgia State Senator is advocating a return to literacy tests?

ntodd

September 9, 5:07 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

My fortification took me by surprise...


...and hit me sending me sideways.

ntodd

PS--And yes, that's Toledo, Ohio.

September 9, 4:47 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)