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.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

amis on hitchens

presented in the guardian as 'he's one of the most terrifying rhetoricians the world has seen', martin amis hails the peerless intelligence and rhetorical ingenuity of his exceptional friend, christopher hitchens

the final paragraph [save for the previous two appealing to ignorance] is an indicator, not a climax, of a rewarding read to brighten my frustration at this day's all-seeping celebration of the lack of reason.

anyway, we do know what is going to happen to you, and to everyone else who will ever live on this planet. your corporeal existence, o hitch, derives from the elements released by supernovae, by exploding stars. stellar fire was your womb, and stellar fire will be your grave: a just course for one who has always blazed so very brightly. the parent star, that steady-state h-bomb we call the sun, will eventually turn from yellow dwarf to red giant, and will swell out to consume what is left of us, about six billion years from now.

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