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Going On The Account: The Doldrums

Well, it had to happen sooner or later:  My publishing schedule versus IRL, with one going the way of the opponent…

Due to a series of events over the last week and a half that made it nearly impossible to put the end of the book into a form I was happy with, I’m going to have to ask for a mulligan and announce a delay this week.  Yes, what you read is a lot better than how it looks as a first draft, hard as it may be for some of you to accept…

 

As a way to make it up to you, for those wanting to see climate change making someone’s life hell this week, I draw your attention to the video FUTURESTATES : That Which Once Was By Kimi Takesue:  A tale of two people dealing with rising sea levels and what it does to them.  For a piece that tackles a global phenomenon, it’s a very personal film that works well with the topic.

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Going On The Account: Blogtober – The One That Got Away

This is the seventeenth day of Blogtober, where we express to excess with daily posts filled with words of wisdom.

Although today, we’re going visual…

A few months ago, I got a tablet device with a camera, which opened up a few options.  You’ve probably seen some of the results in some earlier posts (mainly here, here, and the two shots from yesterday’s tomorrow’s entry in the popular history mini-saga), and there’s a very good chance that there will be more posts with pics in the future.

I’ll probably talk about the tablet itself in a later post; hey, I have a few days of Blogtober that need to be filled…

I’m probably living proof of the old adage:  Give a man a picture, he has a memory; teach a man to shoot a camera, he becomes an annoying shutterbug…

As a result, I find something interesting, and I have the device with me, I take a second to frame the shot and take it.  Yes, I am in danger of getting as annoying as Andy Warhol and his damned Polaroids

And yet, with every shot I take, I think about the one moment before I got the device that I wish I had shot:

It’s a dreary morning, the light’s low, and it’s a cafe with outdoor tables.  There’s a person sitting at one of the tables, someone who’s BMI is a bit on the high side.  This person’s eating something from this place, and does not seem to be enjoying it.  In the window of the cafe, you can clearly see the NYC Department of Heath Letter Grade on the same plane as this person’s face, the bright green of the ‘B’ grade the only real color in the shot…

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words.  As that last description I gave was only a paltry 87, it probably wasn’t much of a picture, all said…

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Going On The Account: Taking Another Pass At Ye

Many, many moons ago, oh, around 11:08 PM of July 16th, 2008, I wrote about Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.  You’ve all seen it, right?  Right…?

 

Well, if you haven’t, you have a chance to see it in the US on the CW.  It’s going to air Tuesday, October 9th an 9:00 PM EDT, so you have another opportunity to see one of the best examples of what happens when artists are allowed to present art directly to the masses, without an intermediary to thrust the control rods into their hearts…

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