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, September 22, 2010

why you should read science fiction

two bits from literary saturday: science fiction is a genre that everyone should read by walter russell mead:

'science fiction is perhaps best understood by an alternative name for the genre: speculative fiction. it is fiction that asks questions about the human condition and the meaning of life by taking us beyond everyday life. we go to strange planets, far distant futures or even to our own past — in order to learn about who we really are. science fiction takes its readers to far off galaxies in order to help them understand life on earth more clearly.'


'we are locked into twentieth century institutions and twentieth century habits of mind. science fiction is the literary genre (ok, true, sometimes a subliterary genre) where the social imagination is being cultivated and developed. young people should read this genre to help open their minds to the extraordinary possibilities that lie before us; we geezers should read it for the same reason. the job of our times is to build a radically new world; speculative fiction helps point the way.'

read the rest...

via io9

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