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Howdy. We've moved from Cayce, but St. Elizabeth of South Rose Hill or Lizette de Waccamaw de Sud just don't do it for me.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Yay! ACC Championship goes to Duke

Quick post, them I'm really really going back to my paper.

(Photo credit: Ethan Hayman, Raleigh News & Observer)

While Izzy and I yelled and cheered, and Caligula hid under the bed, Duke came back playing like a team that had been in championship games before. Yes, Florida State had several comebacks to decrease the margin of victory, but the Devils really looked like a strong team for the first time in a while.

I'll enjoy this victory and hope we survive next weekend. Either way, we still get to be the ACC Champs. And as a friend from NC (UNC fan actually) reminds me, here is no such thing as a regular season champ vs. tournament champ. There is only one championship, and we know too well what it feels like to lose it.

BTW: In the photo above, you'll see two smaller children. Those are Coach K's grandchildren, wearing 3's in honor of Senior Greg Paulus, a three year starter who graciously moved back to support the team playing 6th or 7th this year. Class acts all around.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Competing Obama-icons

So, Izzy and I both used Paste Magazine's gizmo to tweak pics of ourselves to look like the iconic pic of Obama from the fall campaign.

I had a shot I liked of me in my cap, backpack, denim shirt, camera and radio -- ready to go on an emergency response drill. Of course, you really cannot make out much of the detail of the shot (which I took in the bathroom mirror of the Emergency Operations Center.)

Still, I liked the effect and labeled the shot: Ready.


Izzy did his first, and chose one of the ancient terms for sloth (there's lots more meaning, of course, it's a Greek term): Acedia


I hadn't realized how interesting they were as a juxtaposition until I saw them appearing one after the other several times in a Facebook discussion this evening.

In "real life", I think we trade off the descriptors. One of the things that makes us a good partnership, I guess.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Brothers & more photos

Wow, I missed March February. It's not as if I haven't spent time typing, and if you had access to my courses online, you'd see the feverish outpourings from my stubs of fingers...

I'm pasting below a few shots of recent interest. I'm uploading from the laptop, while another Flickr upload completes - rather than saving space and just linking to the Flickr pics. (Click to view larger.)

My two great-nephews at the younger one's 5th birthday party. Younger guy's first bike. I just loved being able to be present for this important moment in their lives as brothers.

B5 with his 5th. Fun with post processing.

Me & S2's youngest at a basketball game. She's wearing the t-shirt I caught (one-handed!) when it was dropped from the rafters.

Spring Break starts tomorrow. With another big paper due, I don't imagine I'll get any more caught up on photos, or life, for that matter.
Other recent news: Izzy has perfected, IMHO, his Baba ghanouj recipe. I'm so touched that he works so hard on it when he really cannot stand eggplant. I feel very loved and cherished.