Archive for March, 2005

Links for 2005-03

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. […]

Falcon: a photo not taken

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 […]

In Soviet Russia, painting frames you!

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 […]

An Easter Taxi Ride

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 […]

Happy Resurrection Day!

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 […]

Waiting for the Dawn

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 […]

Oh, Maundy

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 […]

Going Macro at the Botanic Garden

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.