Monday, May 31, 2010

balloon tree.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

"For if we choose only to expose ourselves to opinions and viewpoints that are in line with our own, studies suggest that we will become more polarized and set in our ways. And that will only reinforce and even deepen the political divides in this country. But if we choose to actively seek out information that challenges our assumptions and our beliefs, perhaps we can begin to understand where the people who disagree with us are coming from.

This of course requires that we all agree on a certain set of facts to debate from, and that is why we need a vibrant and thriving news business that is separate from opinion makers and talking heads. As Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."

Still, if you're someone who only reads the editorial page of The New York Times, try glancing at the page of The Wall Street Journal once in awhile. If you're a fan of Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh, try reading a few columns on the Huffington Post website. It may make your blood boil; your mind may not often be changed. But the practice of listening to opposing views is essential for effective citizenship."

-excerpt from Obama's speech to the University of Michigan's Class of 2010

entire speech here.

Friday, May 28, 2010

national geographic photo of the day. ballerinas, berlin.

Friday, May 21, 2010

"Not all those who wander are lost."

couch surfing.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

from ACOC.

Monday, May 17, 2010

from Liu Bolin's camouflage series.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

keepin it real.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ricci by Craig McDean

screen from "A Single Man". never seen it.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

i want to watch this.

from big picture's fashion week. see the rest here.

some recent photos from reynard li.

everybody has a story. wonder what hers is.

"All doors open to a hard enough push."

Saturday, May 8, 2010

my mom and her sisters. she's bottom left. happy mother's day umma. nanu.

"You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect - you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together, but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there."

-Bob Marley

via my bros blog. check out his blog by the way. he may not know this, but he is an inspiration to me, just like everything else on this blog.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

i really like this photo, hope that lady is ok though.

this is crazy. terrible, but what a capture...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

capturing conflict via here.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Diane Keaton and Woody Allen on the set of Annie Hall

The Beatles 1957. George Harrison 14, John Lennon 16, Paul McCartney 15

Kurosawa and Kubrick...and Lucas?