Monthly archives: June, 2005

Class went well

    They seem like a bright bunch. I threw a bunch of dry, technical stuff at them the first class but they seemed to take it without a problem. Equivilent exposures, stopping motion, ISO stuff, I even went into the whole diagonal of the film format to determine the normal focal length routine. Things are …

Woosh…

    I’ve been winding my days down with Bach again. I don’t think I’ll ever get to the bottom of his stuff and run out of wonder. Just finished listening to the first disk of Glenn Gould’s “Well Tempered Clavier vol.1” and I’m blown away again. Take a listen to “Prelude and Fugue No.10 in …

I thought I had done it again…

    During my senior year in college, I carefully went through all my slides and separated the “good” ones from the OK and threw out the rest. The good ones went into a box and then into a plastic bag (the roof was leaking, so I didn’t want them to get wet). Well, that bag …

Didn’t do much today…

… and it felt pretty damn good. Of course that means I’ll actually have to do stuff tomorrow. Not much, but something. I started to get my lesson plans together for the class and I realized that I have no idea how long it will take for me to explain stuff. I have what should …

A day of music

    I caught part of an opera on TV and it wrapped up everything I love and hate about opera. It was from Offenbach’s “Tales of Hoffman” and I have no idea who the actors/singers were, but they were incredible. Soaring voices, impossible notes, unbelievable emotion and a stirring accompaniment from the orchestra. It really …

I got the job!

    Yup, I am a teacher now. It doesn’t pay much, and I wouldn’t call it a dream job, but it is something that doesn’t involve sales, or standing up for 8 hours at a time. Yeah! I figure that I can get my new computer at the end of this gig and I’ll also …

More links

    I’ve put up links to David and John’s magnum opus, “The Twine Tour” and John Dicker’s Kenneth Cleaver articles. This is some funny stuff, you should really check them out. David also directed me to an old friend from Ithaca that I had lost contact with. John Bowie and I hung around together quite …

Had the interview today

    It went well, she seemed to be interested in me. I tried to sound as enthusiastic as possible without being obnoxious. I really would like to get this job. They cancelled one of the sections because of a lack of interest, but they will have one this summer and two in the fall. It …

New link

    Came across the web page of Clay Enos, a former fellow Ithaca college photo person. He has gone on to do pretty well for himself, he has lots of high profile clients and subjects. He’s a hell of a photographer too. My favorite part of his site is the one entitled “Mundane”, he has …

This stuff is like crack

    I’ve been talking about the addictive nature of some pomegranate blended juices from a company called POM. I tried a sip or two of their latest concoction, a cherry and pomegranate mix. I drempt about it all night… I kid you not. I finished off my first bottle tonight and I’ll have to go …