August 2010

Color Film from 1922

27 August 2010 · 2 comments

Here, via Jason Kottke (via clusterflock), are a series of Kodak Kodachrome color film tests — from 1922. If my Vintage Pop blog weren’t dormant dead, you can be sure I’d feature this video prominently. I love it. I love looking at the styles and mannerisms, I love the ethereal music, and I love knowing […]


20 August 2010 · 5 comments

It’s been a l-o-n-g time since I had fun with photography, but I’ve been using my cameras more and more recently. I like it. And while my “photography eye” hasn’t quite returned yet, I am beginning to see possibilities. For instance, today at the Clackamas County Fair, I spied a litter of piglets. I knew […]

The Hundred in the Hands

15 August 2010

My brother Jeff dropped me a line the other day: “Just heard this song on the radio this morning…thought it sounded kind of like JD music.” Why, yes it is. Here’s the song “Pigeons” by The Hundred in the Hands: It’s not available on iTunes yet, but as soon as it is, I’ll be picking […]

This probably of little interest to anyone other than me (and perhaps Paul Jolstead), but I wanted to bookmark this video for future reference: Double Unders from Patrick Cummings on Vimeo. This video describes how to “double-unders”, which is a jump-roping technique common in Crossfit. Instead of jumping and letting the rope pass under your […]

Cats Are Strange

12 August 2010 · 3 comments

It’s been a while since I’ve written about our cats. I know that disappoints many of you, so let me remedy that now. Our cats are strange. During the summer, we keep a window open for them so that they can go in and out at will. Last year, this window was in the dining […]

Stuck in a Moment

11 August 2010 · 7 comments

I’ve been stuck in a strange mental place for the past month, and I can’t seem to get out of it. During the second weekend of July, I traveled to Breckenridge, Colorado to be a speaker at a blogging conference. I had a great time and I learned a lot, but was relieved when the […]