September 28, 2015

Previously In Flowering Plants

Fuchsias in Santa Cruz, 2011

Department of Categorical Announcements

Heidegger is the only world-famous philosopher of the 20th century about whom it can seriously be argued that he was a charlatan

—Bernard Williams, London Review of Books, June 4, 1981

September 27, 2015

Looking Down On The Pinnipeds

A Crowd of Seals, Santa Cruz Wharf, June 2009

Previous Azaleas

Edge of Entryway, Santa Cruz Home, April 2007

September 18, 2015

Passing Thoughts

In my neighborhood to be Irish-American was to be whiter than any Italian-American. Whether there was a hierarchy of whiter whites than Irish whites was really of no concern as long as it was recognized that Irish was essentially whiter than Italian, in this view.

I'm thinking in his time Will Rogers wasn't white at all except by general acclaim, and despite all appearances. But then it's always been defined by general acclaim, white being a slippery notion, the precise white being applied or denied in the instant a matter of exacting public judgements, which fell in favor of Rogers back then.

September 15, 2015

Mooring In Morning

Looking East Across Santa Cruz Harbor, September 2015

Monterey Bay Morning

Santa Cruz Harbor, September 2015

September 14, 2015

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September 01, 2015

Today in Septembers

An Interruption of Sea Otters in Santa Cruz Harbor, September 2015