new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

obama is spock

on salon, jeff greenwald says obama is spock.

there are many similar comparisons on the internet, but two points in this article especially made an impression on me.

first, this expresses my thoughts:

'"i am a first-generation 'star trek' fan, and i've long argued that many of my deepest political convictions emerged from my experience of watching the program as a young man growing up in atlanta during the civil rights era," declares henry jenkins, co-director of the mit comparative media studies program and author of "convergence culture." "in many ways, my commitment to social justice was shaped in reality by martin luther king and in fantasy by 'star trek.'”'

and secondly, this was pretty funny:

'"about a year and a half ago, i was at a political event," nimoy recalled. "one of our current campaigners for the office of president of the united states saw me -- and as he approached, he gave me the vulcan hand signal." you can practically hear nimoy's eyebrow raise. "it was not john mccain."'

you must read it all.


  1. When I saw your blog "roger egbert on mortality", my first thought was, "yay, she's following his blog because of my suggestion". This was quickly erased by "via RD". At the very least, it demonstrated a tight circle of interest.

    Now today you post an article from Jeff Greenwald, the only other author I've suggested to you. Is this also circumstance?

  2. haha... i'm afraid it is.

    i've got salon's rss feed on my google reader (as i have RD's feed as well) and it popped up.

    but you know... these things circulate in light-speed. this present article has been popping up. i saw it repeated on my reader in several locations first thing this morning.

    obviously, we're interested in lots of the same stuff.