retrospective, redux

It occurred to me that I just crossed over 4,000 posts not too long ago. Here are some other milestones of the past few years.

Post number 100

Post number 1000
Post number 2000

Post number 3000

Post number 4000



Progress being made!:

I’m making good progress toward coming up with a plan that we think will help us achieve our objective. As I think about this plan I’m always — have our troops in mind. There’s nobody more important in this global war on terror than the men and women who wear the uniform, and their families.

Read that again: he’s making progress toward coming up with a plan that they think will help us achieve our objective.
Terry adds:

Time it took for Bush’s adventure in Iraq to kill 1,000 American service members:17 months, 15 days.
Time it took for another 1,000 to die: 13 months, 19 days.
Today we hit the 3,000 mark, 14 months, 5 days after the last such mark.

I wonder how important they feel, given how much more efficiently they’re being killed, the longer they stay in Iraq. What will the US toll be at the end? 5,000? 10,000?


retrospective on Flickr, updated

two three Explore-worthy images, both of which precede my getting a “pro” account (and before I have 200 images). Looks like one got added late and I missed it.


The black-and-white image drops in and out, but the cyanotype seems to have stayed in continuously. if I knew what I did, I’d do it again ;-)


dunno if I woulda told that

Tag, I’m It:

I’ve have almost no knowledge whatsoever of things that would, in another time and place, be considered fundamental parts of a basic education: I’ve read almost none of the classics of English literature, I’ve never knowingly read a poem, I know very little about art history, and I’ve never opened the Bible.

Seriously, I don’t know that — at the age of 40 or thereabouts — I would admit this. It just seems like an admission of something I can’t put my finger on at the moment.