Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
What is beauty?
I have known many people are physically very beautiful but the ones whom I have found to be absolutely stunning are those whose qualities include extreme intelligence, warmth of spirit, and generosity.
And a joyful childlike spirit helps as well.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 9:24 PM
Monday, December 25, 2006
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Even locomotives are marvels of computer sophistication.
Someday they will, of course, seem very crude.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 8:47 PM
Friday, December 22, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
I was thinking about fetishes and actually checked the meaning of the word. A Fetish is an object (as a small stone carving of an animal) believed to have magical power to protect or aid its owner. The secondary meaning of an object or bodily part whose real or fantasied presence is psychologically necessary for sexual gratification seems less interesting.
I guess I have fetishes. They change from time to time but some have been important to me.
A flat stone that I kept in my pocket was one. I guess it was no so much for luck but it focused my mind so that I could accomplish certain tasks. It was very much like a good luck talisman. I thought it brought me luck but I was wrong. It just brought my mind into focus.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 5:17 PM
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
You hear about Agricultural Crop Circles all the time but you seldom hear about the industrial version. Here is a fine example of the gear shaped Industrial Circle. Fine definition. It almost seems to have meaning.
No doubt in my mind that it was created by aliens.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 6:25 PM
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
What is the point of having Christmas without at least one child around? I mean it is nice to share it with someone you love (even if it is in a non-romantic way) but with a child around the entire celebration gains some sort of meaning.
No kid? Just another day.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 5:56 PM
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Can a photo be like comfort food? When you are feeling down, look at photos taken in happier or emotionally warmer times and they will help you to get through your troubles.
Stare at the images as you attempt to regain the feelings of that time.
They may not work as well as comfort food but there are fewer calories.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 7:51 PM
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
What is the deal with breasts? They cannot be shown in public when we all, men included, have them to some extent. Why? Is only those with the potential to produce milk that can't be seen? Or is there some size restriction. If you are over a certain size then you are prohibited.
Can't be that. Some men have huge dugs while some women are quite petite, nearly nonexistent.
If the Madonna were to suckle a wee infant, would she be banned from airports as has happened to some mothers recently?
It is a puzzle.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 6:19 PM
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Think about this. A simple thing is not so simple. A screw for example is a simple everyday item but think about how complex it is. The original concept is amazing. Archimedes invented a screw system for lifting water. Screws keep things together. Open wine bottles. They fill our lives.
A good screw is truly a wonderful thing.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 4:18 PM
Monday, December 04, 2006
Am I the only one?
I wake up some days and eventually do some so idiotic that I wonder how I have managed to live as long as I have. If they start cloning people I would not be one of the better choices. Not unless you want to start a village of idiots.
Maybe the old brainbox could use a touch of oil. Or sleep.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 4:03 PM
Sunday, December 03, 2006
How do ducks live with all that quacking that they do? It would drive me crazy. If I am around noisy ducks for very long, I am ready to take the big leap off a high bridge.
And geese? Yikes. They are a shortcut to insanity.
Of course, they probably say the same about me.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 6:21 PM
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Friday, December 01, 2006
Have you thought about what a spider thinks about? Or any of the "creepy crawlies" that inhabit our planet. Are there smart spiders who figure out a better way to construct as web? Stupid spiders just can't figure those webs out? Artistic spiders who are into form before function?
It is comforting to think that spider do not all have the same intelligence. Or the same artistic abilities. Why should they be different from other animals?
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 6:16 PM
- I got my first camera, a Canon Ft QL, in 1974. It was supplemented by a Canon F1 in 1976 so that I could have a camera for black and white and one for colour. I still have those beauties but now they have eased into retirement. They relax on my shelf beside many other old beauties.Now I use a Canon 5D MK II. How convenient to use one camera for both colour and black and white.