Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Back at St. Mary's College they were known as Cathy Carter and Diane Dickerson, both from Boise and each casting bewitching spells on me for varying lengths of time. The top photo has Diane in it and the middle photo has Cathy. Can you pick them out?
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
So is this a pale pink or a light pink? I'll take either since I like the 'intended' meanings for each of them. From here:
Pale Pink Roses
Pale pink roses connote grace, gentleness, and gratitude.
Light Pink Roses
A joy to behold, light pink roses express fun and happiness.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Red here. From reviewer espoon at Netflix:
This is one of my very favorite films. It is a tale of romance, destiny, betrayal, love, and life. However, it is very subtle. It is a great piece of cinema, with terrific symbolism. The use of music and the color red is intriguing, and much more subtle than you'd expect. The story is simple enough. A lonely model meets a unscrupulous, old judge who spies on his neighbors. Her honesty and integrity touches the judge and he changes his ways. However, there is much more to it than this. They learn about each other, and learn about themselves. There are many parallels between the past of the judge and the present of the model, and I pick out something new every time I watch it. It is a film that makes you think, about life, fate, and love. It is really more a work of art than a piece of entertainment, and therefore probably not very interesting to the average viewer. I saw pieces of myself in the film, and was touched. Maybe you will be, too. Or maybe you'll just be bored. I recommend finding out.
The Twilight Samurai here. From a reviewer (Cult...) at Netflix:
OH my word what a surprising little gem. Much less a Samurai picture than the story of a single dad trying to raise his two girls and take care of a mom going senile. Being drawn into conflict isn't something he wants or seeks out. He doesn't desire glory or battle but merely to be a simple low class samurai. When he is drawn into conflict it is to protect people he loves. It is that desire to take care of those around him that makes him succeed. It's a surprising and very atypical example of the genre. Poetic and moving.
UPDATE: And then there's this:
"A lot of those people will have to sell their homes, they're going to cut back on the private jets and the vacations. They may even have to take their kids out of private school," said [Robert] Frank. "It's a total reworking of their lifestyle."
...."It's going to be very hard psychologically for these people," Frank said. "I talked to one guy who had to give up his private jet recently. And he said of all the trials in his life, giving that up was the hardest thing he's ever done."
Anybody got a tissue? I think I may start crying.
He talks earlier in the blog of a growing number of people against the bailout and suggestions that would shore up the ailing world of finance without actually taking over a bunch of bad loans. Like, for instance, buying shares in the affected corporations. Interesting times we live in...
Found on the golf course just below #9 tee box yesterday afternoon by Rex Humerickhouse. Have never seen the like... Go here for more on this cartoon like critter that one would expect to find at the local Wal-Mart store in the stuffed animal bin.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
It's Skywatch Friday again and these are current photos - our sky as we start this day, the 19th of September, taken within the last half hour. (Oops... just posted at the Skywatch site and forgot to change the link from last week's photo to this week's photo. Dang...)
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
It's Skywatch Friday again and I go back to August 18th to find a colorful photo. This morning's sky is full of some much needed rain.
Update - Friday, September 19th: go here for current photos - I forgot to change the url when I posted - me bad (not really).
Thursday, September 11, 2008
From a day or two back as I waited for the last golfers to come in from the back forty. Don't recognize the vehicle passing; could have been a neighbor. One of the special things about living in a small town: you expect to know everybody who passes by and if you don't, you ask the person next to you: who was that? They usually know.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
McCain has demonstrated in the last two months that he does not have the character to be president of the United States. And that is why it is more important than ever to ensure that Barack Obama is the next president. The alternative is now unthinkable. And McCain - no one else - has proved it.Go read the rest of the article here. It's worth the effort.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
We were with Miki and Kevin and having brunch at the Scholars Inn in Bloomington. Don't recall what it was that tickled Diane's funny bone. Food was delicious and quite fancy - the cinnamon roll was served with blueberries, strawberries and whipped cream; the setting was peaceful and woodsy even though we were pretty much in the middle of B-town; and the company was fantastic.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
-Did you know that Nate Montana, Joe's son, is a backup quarterback at Notre Dame? I didn't... A story about him here. And, yes, the Irish did not look good yesterday though they did win. Michigan next. Hoosiers and Boilermakers also won. Easily.
-Got two books started and one that is calling me that came in the mail yesterday: Janet Evanovich's Three to Get Deady, a Stephanie Plum novel, which is just good fun and a great escape; Haruko Taya Cook & Theodore F. Cook's Japan at War, an oral history, which sister Sarah sent me a month or so back and which I am finding more than interesting - the stories are from the guys on the other side during the Pacific part of WWII, the Japanese; and Gavan Daws Prisoners of the Japanese which should offer a quite different perspective on that same Pacific War.
-Obama was in Terre Haute yesterday. Cool. Looking for Indiana to go Blue this November. Wouldn't surprise me.
-Benazir Bhutto's widower has been elected president of Pakistan. Sea change happening over there, too.
-Weather change here in Loogootee, from the oven heat of a few days back to Fall like weather yesterday and now today as well. Nice.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Home early today what with the rainy skies and had a chance to see the afternoon through a couple of lace curtains. Not exactly Robert Frost and Chicago. (Here's a reference of a Frost poem that includes lace curtains but is in his North of Boston volume. Wonder what the Chicago connection is - maybe another poem by Frost?)