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.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

christopher hitchens: topic of cancer

on vanity fair:

click to source'to the dumb question “why me?” the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: why not?'


'these are my first raw reactions to being stricken. i am quietly resolved to resist bodily as best i can, even if only passively, and to seek the most advanced advice. my heart and blood pressure and many other registers are now strong again: indeed, it occurs to me that if i didn’t have such a stout constitution i might have led a much healthier life thus far. against me is the blind, emotionless alien, cheered on by some who have long wished me ill. but on the side of my continued life is a group of brilliant and selfless physicians plus an astonishing number of prayer groups. on both of these i hope to write next time if—as my father invariably said—i am spared.'

i'm astonished how he conveys feelings i hope i will never have, and how he can continue to write through this.

... but writing: that's what hitch does.

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