Archive for March, 2005
Starbucks Beverages Nutrition Information / food Terri Schiavo dies. / news Zoomquilt. Exquisite zooming art piece. Drag mouse up or down. / art Indy Media Watch. / fun blogs Ben Macintyre on the delicious food of the Roman Empire. Garum sounds a bit like bagoong or patis to me. / food history RIP Johnny Cochran. [...]
Photos taken with a Canon Powershot A400.
Yesterday, a peregrine falcon alighted on a tree branch outside the office window, and, spreading its gray tail feathers, began to pick at what appeared to be a pigeon carcass in its talons. I watched it as I ate my own lunch — stir-fried vegetables — and wished I had my camera with me just [...]
DC art enthusiasts would do well to visit the Smithsonian’s 20th Century Russian Paintings exhibit before it ends on April 10th (extended closing date). The multitude of Soviet-era painting styles on display is startling, showing a far richer, more colorful variety of life than I thought existed in Russia behind the Iron Curtain. The collection [...]
I hate taking a taxi on Sunday morning, most especially on an Easter Sunday. It’s a last-resort mode of transportation when I’m running late for choir rehearsals — which happens all too often — and it involves engaging in commerce on a Sunday (something I’ve been more conscientious about ever since I met Valerie), to [...]
But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. A jolly Easter to you all. Amidst bunnies and egg hunts, I hope you can find time to go over to your local church and celebrate our Savior’s triumph over sin and death. Those of you in [...]
So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment. The gospels scantly narrate the events of Black Saturday with the knowledge and joy of the resurrection as a foregone conclusion; but today I tried to imagine what that Sabbath [...]
Yesterday was Maundy Thursday, commemorating the night of the Last Supper. “Maundy” is derived from the Latin “mandatum novum” — “new commandment” — via the French “mande” (from which we get words like “mandate” and “command”), referring to Jesus’ new commandment to his disciples: “Love one another, as I have loved you.” After work last [...]
Okay, just one more set of photos from yesterday to dump: some macro closeups of flowers and plants at the US Botanic Garden. I took enough of those photos to warrant putting them into their own album, so you can see them all here: Botanic Garden Closeups.