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 21, 2011

christopher hitchens debates barry brummett

i make no secret of my admiration for christopher hitchens -- just hit my christopher hitchens label on the sidebar to go through the numerous videos and links i've shared over the past 5 years. while i don't always agree with it, his work moves me both intellectually and emotionally and i can't calculate how much it's enriched my life.

in this debate, the first things i noticed was a relative weakness in his voice from the powerful one i'm used to hearing, but as i gradually became accustomed to his words and intonation, it reverted, in my mind's ear, to its usual captivating tone.

as for barry brummett, i sensed a nervousness, which i won't try to interpret except to state that it was there. he was quite interesting and thought provoking himself, a welcome change from hitchens' usual debating antagonists.

although, as i said above, i have embedded very many videos with hitchens over the years, it's been a while and i'm very glad to be able to share this playlist:

in 8 parts.

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