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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

Posts filed under Blue Straw

Blue Straw III: New Occupants

Picture taken on December 11, 2008 (click to enlarge)   There are new occupants in the space made almost-famous by Blue Straw (and, later, Red Straw). Some of you read the saga — including photos, video clips, and a letter to local government — culminating in a rescue mission that I’m still not sure was… (read more)

Blue Straw II : Rise and Fall of Bacchus

(Note: All of you reading “Bernie,” please go on over to my story blog for Part Two.) For something a little less serious than my current work of fiction, I present today the next chapter in the cups’ post-drain life. It wasn’t the second installment I had envisioned, but a viewing will make it clear… (read more)


Give it just a moment to start playing after you click the “play” button. This is just the beginning of adventure for these guys. If the above player either isn’t there or doesn’t work for you, then you may download the video here (I suggest saving it and then playing it): Windows Media Format Quicktime… (read more)


I first saw this late one night, and my brain refused to accept it. I was just driving into work for a planned hardware upgrade, not expecting earth-shattering kabooms. The next morning I captured the image above, where a truck had barely beat me to the first spot at the red light. It just couldn’t… (read more)