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, October 09, 2011

christopher hitchens receives the richard dawkins freethinker of the year award

at the texas freethought convention in houston. the award was presented by richard dawkins.

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hitchens and dawkins spent a good hour answering questions.

there's a report about the event at, along with an interesting part about an 8-year old girl (mason crumpacker) who asked him for a reading list... and how hitchens responded by spending time with her and her mother with suggestions.

spectacular -- i once said about hitchens that the best is yet to come... and he's never disappointed.

i'm looking forward to the forthcoming video upload of this event.


  1. cstuarthardwick12/10/11 02:07

    I posted my video of Mr. Hitchens chatting with the little girl here: