Mighty Life List
May 26 2008

It’s the Shoes

During the two hours we meeted and greeted, Heather stood in these shoes:

In fact, she’d been wearing them since noon, when we left the hotel to present. She did not whine a single time, and only whimpered once.

So the next time you find yourself wondering why you can’t pay your mortgage with your Internet Website, don’t ask yourself where you’d find ten hours a day to take photos of suburban life, balance batteries on your dog’s head, and write detailed essays about Al Roker’s nipples. Ask yourself whether you’d be willing to stand in 5 inch heels for seven hours while greeting 200 people you don’t know.

Next time I present somewhere, I’m wearing 15″ lucite stilettos. I apologize in advance if my feet bleed on you.

Apr 18 2008

Go Read a Book

In honor of National Library Week, a few excellent images of libraries:

-Zurich
-
Istanbul
-Berlin
-Portugal
-Vancouver
-New York
-Seattle
-Austria
-Holland
-1978

Links to library images and stories welcome in comments.

Apr 17 2008

Adaptive Path Head Shot Outtakes

I spent Tuesday taking head shots for the folks at Adaptive Path. These are the portraits that won’t likely make the cut for professional head shots, but I love them nonetheless:

Apr 10 2008

Quiet

Derelict library in Istanbul, taken by Omaar

Also, a school library at the Chernobyl disaster site
and the East St. Louis Public Library

Favorites from Chernobyl Tragedy — Ukraine, a flickr set by axiepics:

Classroom
Bumper car
Swimming pool

Favorites from Trespassing, a flickr set by nathansnider:

Not an Exit
Library auditorium
Machine Room
Inside the smokestack

Mar 26 2008

Step Right Up

An abandoned ferris wheel from Chippewa Lake amusement park, and a photo set of the big dipper by the same photographer. And here’s a brief video with before and after shots of the same park.

Feb 20 2008

He’s One!



happy birthday, originally uploaded by rcarver.

This is Hank looking doleful at his first birthday party. He was alarmed by the volume of birthday wishes headed his way, and confused by the flaming cake, but everything worked out in the end.

The party theme was Balls!, and one of the guests brought him two. They were wrapped next to each other in tissue paper, and were spectacularly graphic. It’s possible all of us will pay in the next lifetime, but for now we’re enjoying ourselves.

Feb 7 2008

Superfly



Superfly, originally uploaded by MaggieMason.

Fathers, lock up your sons.