Archive for January, 2008



Oil Platform

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Shot this last month, but didn’t want to post it because I normally try to avoid man-made structure in my seascapes and landscapes. It’s getting harder and harder to find a scene without our footprints. We, the human species, are running up an ecological debt that we might not be able to repay…

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Not a Luxury but a Necessity

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Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit – Edward Abbey

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I am but a shape that stands here

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They hail me as one living,
But don’t they know
That I have died of late years,
Untombed although?

I am but a shape that stands here,
A pulseless mould,
A pale past picture, screening
Ashes gone cold.

Not at a minute’s warning,
Not in a loud hour,
For me ceased Time’s enchantments
In hall and bower . . .

From The Dead Man Walking, by Thomas Hardy
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In memories of my late friend, Jeff, who struggled for years with depressions before ending his own life. Jeff could never walked around with ease … clenched fists … stiff body as if he were always in a fight … Life goes on, but sometimes, I do miss my friend …

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