Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Vacuity of Journos

CAN BE REVEALED in the stupidity of the cliches they use. E.G.: “Changed the course of history.” Every one of them uses it to describe epochal events. What does it mean? History is the record of major events. The course of history is set, because it happened in the past. You cannot — by definition — change the course of history while it’s happening. You can MAKE history, and most epochal events are history-making.

To change the course of history would be to alter the past. Or discover something new about the past that will have an altering effect on the record. Say: Hitler and Eva Braun were discovered in the bunker in flagrante hiding this fact was what drove Goebbels to drag their bodies out and burn them in the garden, or whatever. This is contrary to what is known or thought about the events of April, 1945, and would change history, though the events of that time have not changed, nor our understanding of them, so the course of history remains unchanged.

Observation 006: 13 March 2017

Afternoon cloudscape over Fairmount, Western Cincinnati, taken from the top deck of the Western Hills Viaduct, above the Mill Creek Valley.

Gorgeous Light

ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON Cell phone camera demonstrates its inadequacies. Not that I couldn’t have gotten what I saw using it, but that I couldn’t get it in a snapshot.

Taking time to set up a shot and work the meter to get the desired exposure is not something that’s easy to do when one is behind the wheel.

The Cincinnati Club at Fourth and Broadway. Layered in Photoshop and foreground and sky separated to allow for exposure adjustment.

The Cloud Observatory: Observation 005, 03-05-17

Works in Progress Update

JUST A QUICK NOTE to keep everybody up-to-date. #ThisIsThePlaceILovedHerMemoir is still in-progress, albeit stalled. As I said to J, although I know what’s next, I don’t feel moved to continue just now. I’m back to the first of the story-a-week challenge, the first of what I’m calling “The Further Adventures” of Dolly and Drummond. It’s been almost three weeks since I started it and It’s far from finished. I have two other starts, (including the HashTag and a third in an entirely other ficton). Progress being made in fits and starts on all. Also: working still on The Origin Protocols. No significant wordage down recently on anything. A lot of staring at blank and half-blank screens and — air quotes — “thinking”.