Ever since I was a little kid I always wanted my own ice rink in the back yard. I spent hours and hours thinking of and dreaming about and researching some way, any way, that I could build an ice rink. Today Keizer received enough cold weather and snow that the streets became my dream.
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How stock photography tries to predict the future (here). (via kottke)
I was startled to realize that stock photo and video purveyors actually create material in anticipation of demand. (I’d somehow failed to consider that stock pictures could be made, not just found.) These suppliers of the world’s commercial imagery are making bets on what life will look and feel like in the near future. Which made me wonder: What else, besides an ongoing technological dystopia, do they imagine waiting ahead?
When my older brother KC was three he was walking down some steps to his seats at a Seattle Mariners game in the Kingdome. He tripped and rolled under the railing and fell twenty feet below. He landed on cement. He was in a coma for a number of months and by the time he came out of it he had to re-learn how to do everything again. He’ll be turning twenty-five this month.
He’s a photographer and has gotten a number of pictures published in local newspapers and such. He just got a picture in this week’s Baseball America, which is out today. We’re all very excited for him. When he told me a few months ago that he had emailed Baseball America about taking pictures for them I told him that wasn’t a good idea, but he obviously proved me wrong and I’m very proud of him.