March 19, 2007

Time is running out   {Comments: 0}

Obviously with the extended hiatus I haven't been keeping current with everything, but there is still time to see the Kidz Express mini-exhibit that dhlow and I have up at the Oak Park Public Library this month. Besides being a great showcase for some of my favorite photographs, the exhibit is supposed to increase awareness about and support for Kidz Express in the community. You can read more about Kidz Express here, and you can see a slide show of my contributions to the mini-exhibit (with some outtakes thrown into the mix) here.

March 18, 2007

The Fighting Irish   {Comments: 1}

St. Patrick's festivities aside, I was glad to see Notre Dame go down in the first round of the NCAA tournament this year -- not because I care one way or another about their athletic fortunes, but rather because of their bizarre proprietary claims toward the little fighting leprechaun that serves as their logo (I have reproduced it here without permission). I've never been a particularly loyal or enthusiastic alum of Cathedral High School, but surely it deserves better than this from the school it goes to such lengths to emulate. After all, if Notre Dame has any cult following (and I had enough years of Catholic education to assure you that it does) among young Catholic students then it's at least in part due to this whole feeder school phenomenon.

March 15, 2007

Through the fire   {Comments: 2}

I'm decidedly not an Apple fanboy, but after I laundered my my iPod Shuffle last week and it still worked, I have to say I'm pretty impressed with thing. Now if I can only find some earbuds that don't fall out when I run...

March 14, 2007

Thomas Keller, artisan   {Comments: 0}

In case you haven't already tried them, these instructions (they can hardly be called a recipe) for roasting a chicken are simply magical. I was shocked to find that chicken trussing isn't in Wikipedia yet, but we made do.

Uncanny in its intoxication   {Comments: 2}

Sorry for the prolonged absence. Lots of life changes around here, but I'm not going to give up just yet...

Here's an interesting development: a company called Zenph is planning to rerelease Glenn Gould's 1955 Goldberg Variations recording, but played on a Yamaha. Unfortunately there's no mention of the possibility of recreating the recordings Gould made while his piano (known as CD318) was damaged, which include, if I'm not mistaken, Book II of the Well-Tempered Clavier.