Death ends a chapter or begins another, it’s never just a text-heavy page. For how much time people spend thinking about dying, it might as well be an errand to run or a TiVo episode to watch. Probably yet another reason why, when it happens, expected or not, it’s always shocking. Its presence dominates the psyche like a master ninja, striking hard and retreating to invisibility. The aftermath is a tornado of loose thoughts, unchained emotions, and shifting perspectives. Expressing grief (or not) is as disorienting. Memories start to playback on a constant reel. Alone or together, so many details come to the surface. Taking stock of all those quirks, th  important and the nonsense on equal ground, is cathartic and seems honorable, sending off a soul with respect and recognition of all that happened here. 

Posted on 24 September, 2014


Klari Reis

From a Catalog of 365 Petri Dishes

Posted on 3 September, 2014
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Au Cafe by Jean Beraud (1909) French painter, depicting life during the Belle Époque.

Posted on 15 August, 2014

Tagged #blues brothers  #dan aykroyd  #john belushi  

Posted on 3 August, 2014

Posted on 27 July, 2014
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Posted on 27 July, 2014
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Tilda Swinton - David Bowie’s The Stars (Are Out Tonight) Video Shoot by Floria Sigismondi

Posted on 3 July, 2014
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Posted on 14 February, 2014
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My local rescue has a program called Book Buddies where kids read to sheltered cats to keep them from being lonely.

Posted on 14 February, 2014
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this time last year on Kilimanjaro!!

Tagged #africansun  #kiliisbest  #imissumountain  

Posted on 25 January, 2014

Last weekend, we did some ice climbing up in Yosemite area. The ice seemed kind of sketchy since it was so warm, but had to just put trust in the guides, who basically just lead the route, then handed us some ice axes. It was pretty awesome once I figured out what to do.

Tagged #ice climbing  #yosemite  

Posted on 23 January, 2014
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Rappelling down the Chouinard Falls #LeeVining #iceclimbing

Tagged #iceclimbing  #leevining  

Posted on 14 January, 2014

Think the eggnog might be bad

Posted on 4 January, 2014


"I can’t stand moral absolutism. You know, there’s always that guy who wants to point out that Martin Luther King cheated on his wife— as if he obviously couldn’t have been a great person if he did something like that. Or someone will bring out an inspirational quote, and get you to agree, and then inform you that Hitler said it. As if a good thought couldn’t come from Hitler. Moral absolutism keeps us from learning from the past. It’s easy to say: ‘Hitler was a demon. Nazis were all bad seeds.’ That’s simple. It’s much harder to say: ‘Is that humanity? Is that me?’"

Posted on 2 January, 2014
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F yeah borscht! @travellingpants

Posted on 30 December, 2013