Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Summer Rains on a Winter Morning

I woke up today, in a dark and strange place, coming from a dream in my "own" bed. 
I walked downstairs to pee, and as I trickled into the toilet a few, slow tears started, 
     like those first fat drops before a summer storm. 
And then, like the storm, the skies opened up, 
     and I cried so hard I couldn't breathe.

Cold Day Dawning

True friends are there when you need them, not just when it is easy.
True friends say what needs to be said, not just what they think will please me.
I've gone & broken the bonds of 18 years, and now it's a cold day dawning.
No time for those whose life is just obsequious fawning.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Code Monkey AMV

Anime music video for Jonathan Coulton's Code Monkey Song, using footage from the anime Black Heaven.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Film Roll Clock

Here is a clock for those who long for (or at least reminisce about) the pre-digital photograpy days. This nifty looking clock is available from Homeloo* - funny name, never heard of them. Isn't that an in-house British bathroom?
Be careful. Before you plunk down the $150 US, this runs on a 240v AC 9 volt adapter.
I'm not recommending you shop here, but you might just want to check out the many unique clocks they have on the website.

*HOMELOO - New Idea At All. We have been selling new designer decorations in Hong Kong for more than 2 years both online and retail. We constantly look for new Hong Kong and China designer products such as Pinko, Digo, Homade, and Twemco to share with all of you in worldwide.
Address: HOMELOO CO., Flat A, 8/F, Fanling Town Centre, Fanling, Hong Kong.
Don't like that clock. How about this one, the eye clock, available from Mike Mak Design? (site down as of time of posting)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

On Inorganic v. Organic Lifeforms

From The Two Faces of Tomorrow, by James P. Hogan - in a discussion on superiority of a future, immortal inorganic lifeform when compared to human descendants.

"A man lives for eighty years. He spends the first quarter of it or more learning all the same things that generations have had to learn before, and the rest of it laboriously building up a collection of information, knowledge, opinions, ideas, experiences --all those kinds of things. Then he dies and takes the whole damn lot with him, and so the next generation has to start out all over."

While we do advance some in each generation, the pace is slow compared to what would essentially be an immortal lifeform.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Road to Chatham Video reinstated

My popular Road to Chatham YouTube video has been reinstated, now that I replaced the original copyrighted music with something more generic. YouTube refused my claim that the use of the original banjo tracks was fair use. Oh well, not as perky but still enjoyable. I'll find a better, longer track soon.

Watch it. Rate it. Thanks.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Winter Carnival Photo Slide Shows

I've created a few photo slideshows and posted them on YouTube. As always, the actual hi-res photos can be found at http://cedaredenphoto.com

Coronation Ceremony & Royal Court Dance

Lighting of the Ice Palace & Opening Fireworks

Woman's Frying Pan Toss

Paul Smith's College Woodsmen Team Exhibition

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Happy Winter Carnival!

I've been enjoying the 2008 Saranac Lake  Winter Carnival festivities. Here's a little preview slideshow. Click on the show to go to my SmugMug photo gallery Winter Carnival Page.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

End of the Dock

I recall
sitting at the end of a dock,
starlight and spider webs,
laying back against the pine boards,
with you.

Far off
an airplane crossed the sky,
I touched your back,
tenderness deep as the night.

You turned.
We touched.
I sat up.
We kissed.

and love
can be
just like that
if we let it be,
you & me.