Monday, October 12, 2009

A rant on journalism

Apparently journalists on both sides of the new media/old media line are supposed to be duking it out on a virtual battlefield as they fight for supremacy. What? Why can't we be friends (sing it with me). If you're still interested in my views on journalism, head over to my journalism blog, Between picas and html for a lovely rant on the so-called war between journalists. I'm thinking we need to raise a white flag or we're journalism as a whole is doomed.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sunny days, starry nights

A flower blooms in Portland, (c) Beth Beck

The beginning of autumn has been lovely. Sunny days with sweet, cool tinge to the air give way to refreshing nights that seem to help the stars pop. I've always enjoyed being warm, but I think I prefer warming myself up with a cup of tea and thick sweater. Ah, Spring I miss you too. Your explosion of color to celebrate new birth. Your showers that wash the nasty grayness of winter away. But this is farewell for now. I hope to welcome your joyous blossoms soon, but for now, I think it's time for spiced hot apple cider, pumpkin carving and chili.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Just to share...

I'm just popping on for a few moments to send you towards a blog I've been reading and amazed by for a few months now. A New York Magpie's Eye is a unique view of the everyday scenes of New York. Yet, this blogger seems to discover the beautiful and magical in the mundane that many New Yorkers largely ignore. Every day it seems that something stunning can be seen on the streets and inspire a few poetic words about life in that great city. Have a look at one of yesterday's shots that that fascinated and inspired me:

From A New York Magpie's Eye

Please go there and explore.