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, December 01, 2010

christopher hitchens: richard dawkins' hero of 2010

on the guardian

'eloquent, witty, literate, intelligent, knowledgeable, brave, erudite, hard-working, honest (who could forget his clean-through skewering of mother teresa's hypocrisy?), arguably the most formidable debater alive today yet at the same time the most gentlemanly, christopher hitchens is a giant of the mind and a model of courage. a lesser man would have seized the excuse of a mortal illness to duck responsibility and take it easy. not this soldier. he will not go gentle into that good night; but instead of a futile raging against the dying of the light he rages, with redoubled energy (and concentrated power in his vibrant, richard burton tones) against the same obscurantist, vicious or just plain silly targets as have long engaged him. but he never rants. his is a controlled, disciplined rage, and don't get on the wrong side of it.'

the full piece here.
via project reason


  1. Not my hero. Not even close. Dawkins is getting up there is'nt he? Maybe they'll both go at the same time. Then we can real rip into them because they'll be dead and unable to defend themselves. Just a matter of time...

  2. toomanytribbles2/12/10 06:51

    just think what a lovely time you'll have then! can you even contemplate the level of personal fulfillment you will enjoy? not to mention providing meaning to your existence.