Saturday, February 27, 2010
The absolute best way to imagine Amsterdam is through Mike Starling’s fine art photos….historic architecture, cafes, canals, bicycles, intelligent graffiti, inviting storefronts, and people in a relaxed state of mind. Live Without Dead Time is an exquisite collection of perfectly captured colorful scenes—some are glimpses of another life, some are spontaneous, some reflect a documentarian—all are artistically framed to capture the best of Amsterdam. This book is for the imagination, since the images explode with possibilities and spawn creative thought. As a doorway to a city, Live Without Dead Time is well worth the cover charge.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
In general, I oppose the death penalty. It seems barbaric. Except when it comes to those who exploit the vulnerable. Because they are mean, amoral, exploitive, self-gratifying scum, these perpetrators deserve the worst, most painful punishments. I’ll let your imagination fill in the blanks. I know what I would recommend. One such cuss is reported in today’s Chicago Tribune. A thief stole Juan Hernandez’s guitar after finishing his day strumming and singing for commuters some 40 feet below Dearborn Street at the Dearborn/Washington CTA blue line station. Hernandez is blind.