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.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

ch6 - hallucinations

today marks five years of blogging for me.

this is my notebook and my outlet. it's the place where i collect things to think about. i post stuff i want to see, read and discuss, stuff i want to laugh, wonder and rant over.

if others want to have a peek, they're welcome.  feedback has been overwhelmingly positive -- i can count the negative on one hand... that is, if i can even remember it.

still, this isn't an important blog, or a widely read one.  it's just my personal speck on the internet.  last year i thought i was about to quit...  but it's become a habit, it seems.  i just might go for yet another year.

here's another installment of my tradition to quote a bit of each chapter from carl sagan's the demon-haunted world: science as a candle in the dark... this is from chapter 6:

'we would surely be missing something important about our own nature if we refused to face up to the fact that hallucinations are part of being human. however, none of this makes hallucinations part of an external rather than an internal reality.'
- carl sagan

♫♫♪♫happy blogversary to me.♫♪♫♪♪♫♫♪♫♫♪♪♫♫♪♪♪♪♫


  1. susibocks18/6/11 23:45

    ... this is your world, i'm just merely a visitor. one i'm grateful to have had the opportunity to escape to, at times. thank you for creating such a nice place to stop in at. happy blogversary! :)

  2. Happy anniversary! You are one of the few people who posts to a blog primarily for personal consumption - so hat's off to you.

  3. Joe Crumpler19/6/11 03:18

    Five of the best years! Keep on blogging.

  4. MichaelnotTChristian19/6/11 15:33

    Please don't quit or close the blog.  It's one of the best blogs in existance. Your views on the world closely mirror my own.  I too am a big fan of Christopher Hitchens,  and I was a huge fan of Carl Sagan.  I own the entire Cosmos series on DVD, and watch disks often,  as well as owning at least 8 of his books.  I've even added your blog to my tablet, so I can view it  there when I can't get to my desk-top. I realize maintaining a blog like this is very taxing & time consuming.....but I do love coming here.