Sunday, November 13, 2011

Moving my blog

moving my blog, originally uploaded by emdot.

It's time. You can catch me at emdot official. :)

Took me long enough. :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hi, we're cute

msh0910-1 "Tummy", originally uploaded by Night Reader Bev.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Quail of Baileyana

Quail in the vineyard (part I), originally uploaded by emdot.

I heard an EEP!

What the heck. I stopped.

And then I heard it again.


It was a quail. A quail in the vineyard. The cutest, boldest quail. Most quail run away when you approach. Not this guy. He stood his ground and said EEP.

It's been blooming for months

The lunch tree, originally uploaded by emdot.

I love sitting near this tree on my lunch hour. I love walking up to it. I love sitting near it. I love seeing from afar.

Whoever chose to plant this tree should get a medal. Or at least a lunch and a handshake. Or a plaque with his or her name on it. "Smart cookie," it could say.

Such a pretty tree.

Monday, May 23, 2011

San Francisco was lovely

North Beach Church, originally uploaded by emdot.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Boy's Life

This set made my day today.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Morning Flyby - Explored 12/19/2009

I just love this image. As seen on Flickr.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

In awe of the light show

In awe of the light show, originally uploaded by emdot.

I'm loving this photo.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Happiness is...

Happiness is..., originally uploaded by emdot.

Funny how old photos will sometimes slink back into your life. This photo has been beckoning me now for over a week. Lovely spring.

Other happiness is's:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What the world needs now is love sweet love

my first banksy, originally uploaded by emdot.

What the world needs more than anything is bodhisattvas, active servants of peace, “clothed,” as Longchenpa said, “in the armor of perseverance,” dedicated to their bodhisattva vision and to the spreading of wisdom into all reaches of our experience. We need bodhisattva lawyers, bodhisattva artists and politicians, bodhisattva doctors and economists, bodhisattva teachers and scientists, bodhisattva technicians and engineers, bodhisattvas everywhere, working consciously as channels of compassion and wisdom at every level and in every situation of society; working to transform their minds and actions and those of others, working tirelessly in the certain knowledge of the support of the buddhas and enlightened beings for the preservation of our world and for a more merciful future.

— Sogyal Rinpoche

and one more....

In Tibet we say: “Negative action has one good quality: it can be purified.” So there is always hope. Even murderers and the most hardened criminals can change and overcome the conditioning that led them to their crimes. Our present condition, if we use it skillfully and with wisdom, can be an inspiration to free ourselves from the bondage of suffering.

— Sogyal Rinpoche

So good. :)

Monday, September 06, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

a year and half late, but...


i never watched Lost while it was the it-tv-show that the rest of the world watched and fretted over. steve and i only started it two months ago (give or take -- okay take -- two weeks). we tore through it. so delicious.

we watched season 1 through 5 like junkies do their drug of choice. another hit. another hit. another hit. more more more.

we finished season five a week ago and have to wait until tuesday for season six to be released on dvd to see the final season. this hiatus has given me time to think and ponder over the ending of season 5 and wtf it means and yadda yadda.

so while i know the rest of the human race has moved on, i'm stuck in that limbo that was may 2009 - january 2010. :) and i thought i would just write down one thought i have before i see the last season.

in season five we see jacob visit all of our lostaways back in the united states. kate and sawyer when they were still kids (kate steals the NKOTB lunch box; sawyer is writing his letter after his parents' funeral.) with the others they are adults. the receiving line of sun and jin's wedding. right before jack rats out his dad; right before sayid sees his wife killed in the crosswalk; right after hurley is released from jail.

what's it all mean, alfie?

so my guess is that jacob visits them all right before they lose their innocence and hope. .... jacob is the serpent. he hands our lostway protagonists the apple from the tree of knowledge, knowing they will take a bite.

i'll read this again after i see season six. i wonder if i'm right.

related: Television Without Pity recapper ponders the jacob meetings.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

the headstrong pachyderm

the headstrong pachyderm, originally uploaded by emdot.

my latest encounter with the elephant in the book stacks. (more pachyderm encounters of the photographic kind).

and making things come full circle... inbox. zero. elefante.

note to self

Monday, May 03, 2010

inbox zero

I'm a big believer in Inbox0 and I've also had great success with it. When my email inbox does begin to creep up (27, 53, 75, 108) I will admit to my life being less organized and I'm probably busier than I should be, too.

My inbox has been hovering somewhere between 70 and 78 for more than two weeks (probably more than a month as I was sick most of April). I knew I needed to tackle it -- and I did start, only to be met with a flurry of new emails.

Friday evening I'd made great progress. Monday morning I was wrapping it up. Gaining momentum. Picking 'em off, addressing the need, and moving on.

With 13 email left, I fired a reply to my student assistant (not yet in the office; probably in class) acknowledging a week-old email and thanking him for some insight and work.

His reply:
Somebody's on a mission towards Inbox 0.

I take it this email didn't help.

He knows me very well. And no, the email didn't help. :)

And in the meantime another email came in, so once again: just 13 more to go! :)

Thursday, April 01, 2010

My Little April Fool's Project

April Fool's from the Kennedy Library

I blog and tell the whole story (lots of pictures, too) on my work blog, Autologic. Check it out! It really made my day. :)

Monday, March 29, 2010

oh my dear mr. bun

, originally uploaded by Automatt.

(actually, this photo is better without any of my trying-to-be-witty comments. i love this photo.) thanks, Matthew, for letting me blog this. :)

this is me taking photos on the floor

I am on a quest for a certain kind of photo of levis. So of course the first place I turn to is flickr. I do an advanced search. Creative Commons. Open to commercial use. Open to being modified.

Number one "most interesting" photo? MY PHOTO! Yea! Too bad it's not the photo I'm looking for. :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Did they ask Chuck?

Did they ask Chuck?, originally uploaded by Kevin.


Cima on the Temblor Range

Cima on the Temblor Range, originally uploaded by Echo_29.

From Echo_29: their dog Cima romping through the wild flowers in the Carrizo Plain.