Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
How can you look at ice floes flowing down a river and not think of Lillian Gish?
Okay, maybe you don't remember the movie Way Down East with delicate damsel in distress, fainting on an ice floe as it moved down the river with her hand trailing in the frigid water. Delicate, my sweet patootie. There were no stunt people replacing the star. No trick photography and computer generated graphics.
As IMDB says " The scenes on the ice flows were not only very dangerous to film, but for at least for Lillian Gish, they had lasting ill effects. Until the day she died, her right hand was somewhat impaired, due to the extended filming where her hand was in the icy water."
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 4:55 PM
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
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Sunday, November 25, 2007
I know, I know. I have nothing to complain about. My desktop computer has decided that it no longer wants to compute. The mother-board has decided that motherhood is no longer for it. It refuses to participate in any further action.
The thing is, I have a notebook computer. Two computers for one person? Yeah, a bit excessive but I like this notebook to travel and like the desktop to work. Now I have to work on this.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 4:03 PM
Saturday, November 24, 2007
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Saturday, November 17, 2007
Don't you just love walking in the mist? That innocuous mist that shrouds the world.
Wait a minute. There is no such thing as innocuous mist in this town. Au contraire, mes amis. It is quite nocuous and noxious. Baleful and baneful. Deleterious and detrimental to life. It is perniciously antipnea.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 3:43 PM
Friday, November 16, 2007
What is wrong with people? I mean seriously. Do we have some sort of predisposition to soil our homes?
It doesn't seem to matter where you walk, there is crap. And the most bizarre crap. I mean, how does some one get out into the middle nowhere and suddenly run out of ink in the old Bingo Marker. Was there some mid-forest Bingo game underway with fabulous prizes?
Maybe there is a herd of feral Bingo players on the loose playing for old cigarette butts because all Bingo players seem to smoke.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 4:14 PM
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I went to the Armistice Day or Remembrance Day ceremony today.
It was bitterly cold. The wind just cut right through.
It is cold, I thought to myself. But as least I am not freezing in a trench knee-deep in mud and blood and gore and shit and piss and puke.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 3:33 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2007
This is a photograph that I shot because I couldn't get 'the other one.' I was going to shoot a beautifully decrepit (not unlike myself. Well, the decrepit part. No beauty here) building. I wanted a shot of the rusted door knob but the rain was pelting down.
I left and the rain stopped. I shot this and will return to 'the other one' later
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 1:43 PM
Friday, November 09, 2007
This thought began with our resource-based economy in Prince George. I was thinking about stores that come and go. Our resource-based economy is in a spot of bother right now because the soaring Loonie (that is a Canadian Dollar to you un-Canadians) has risen in value over the past year, especially against the United Statesian Dollar.
At one time the Loonie was worth in 65 cent to 75 cent range of United Statesian money and now a Loonie will get you $1.10 United Statesian money. And it continues to rise.
Businesses are failing because United Statesian people can't afford to import our goods.
How does a small business like Books & Company continue to flourish? By giving people service. You go there and are treated like family. The book store includes Cafe Voltaire where you can look at books and have a spot of lunch.
The owner also gives an incredibly to the community. A great supporter of the arts.
I don't think he gives for the monetary gain that he will receive from grateful citizens. He just gives.
Never see Costco or Walmart do that.
I have rambled enough.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 3:49 PM
Thursday, November 08, 2007
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Friday, November 02, 2007
- 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.