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Posted by admin | Posted in Iphone | Posted on 17-09-2010

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Holy Bible, dated 1885, antique gold lettering, leather and board, held together with dental floss

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120 year old Bible binding held together with dental floss, rusted metal clasps (120 years as of 2005). This bible was originally used in a Protestant church in Oklahoma, from a private family there. The page style is gothic.

We donated this Bible back to the church in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. A 92 year old Seattle woman gave it to a friend who gave it immediately to me in West Seattle. She has family but no one is Christian.

As soon as it came into my posession I felt, despite the fine illustrations, unusually fine binding with metal claps and so forth, that it was to be returned to a church on the West Coast. Armed with the Web I went shopping for the right church. Someone paid a lot of money for this bible, and it should have a proper home, restoration, and care. It was too fragile, too fine, and too valuable when restored to be in my collection: I couldn’t keep it, shouldn’t and didn’t.

Searching in Google Image Search over fast internet connection on "Churches + West Coast" when I saw a photo of the Catholic Church in Puerto Vallarta with it’s crown of angels – I knew that was the place. Flying from Seattle to Guadalajara Mexico, I took the large old heavy Bible wrapped up in a clean white sheet in my suitcase. I stayed for a week with friends for my first visit to Mexico – Guadalajara is an old city and very beautiful – people took their time making beautiful architecture from stone.

From there with one of my friends I took a cosy and posh regular night bus from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and rolled it in the suitcase down the long walkway from the oldest hotel in the city Rosita, to the church, several blocks away.

The friend with me was resistant to entering the Catholic Church as she is a different religion however I pursuaded her that I needed her help – which I did as it turned out because I do not speak Spanish. After holding Mass the prime priest’s handler agreed that the lead priest would speak to us about the treasure we wished to donate.

However he just zipped right by us without a glance. So we asked again. The kindest sweetheart of a priest with just the kindest eyes accepted the treasure which he said could be repaired. As a priest, he has seen it all in Puerto Vallarta. He was delighted to have it, and treated it with great respect and reverance. He thanked us profusely as my friend translated.

This shot was photographed on a sheet at our hotel room, laid out on a plastic table, photographed on the deck of the room right next to the sea. With the wind blowing I had to swiftly shoot the images and not many turned out.

The right to freedom of religion is sacred. Freedom of religion means any religion. But you gotta believe in it.

Photo of the Catholic Priest –

“Colour my World with splendor and grace…Peaceful and tranquil moments in our own little space…Heavenly Designs

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Told ya i was having an design moment.. oh the words my own ok ..
sometimes good to have a chill and relax,what with selfish and greed in the world today..
perhaps they should take a step back and realise that the world does not rally round them.. the world does not owe them anything.. you have to live life to the full enjoy every moment as i have always said every second counts….with special friends around you and me ..many thanks and have a super week Clairexx


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Image by Amy Messere

scrabble night with friends and a quirky word to work with.

Nice Words With Friends photos

Posted by admin | Posted in Iphone | Posted on 17-09-2010

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Day 20

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Image by R i c h a r d

My fellow citizens:

I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and co-operation he has shown throughout this transition.

Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because we, the people, have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents.

So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Americans.

That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.

These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Less measurable but no less profound is a sapping of confidence across our land – a nagging fear that America’s decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its sights.

Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America – they will be met.

On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.

We remain a young nation, but in the words of scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of short-cuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted – for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things – some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labour, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.

For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and travelled across oceans in search of a new life.

For us, they toiled in sweatshops and settled the West; endured the lash of the whip and ploughed the hard earth.

For us, they fought and died, in places like Concord and Gettysburg; Normandy and Khe Sahn.

Time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.

This is the journey we continue today. We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions – that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.

For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act – not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. All this we will do.

Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions – who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short. For they have forgotten what this country has already done; what free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose, and necessity to courage.

What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them – that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply. The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works – whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end. And those of us who manage the public’s dollars will be held to account – to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day – because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.

Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control – that a nation cannot prosper long when it favours only the prosperous. The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on the ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart – not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.

As for our common defence, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our founding fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience’s sake. And so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and we are ready to lead once more.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with the sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

We are the keepers of this legacy. Guided by these principles once more, we can meet those new threats that demand even greater effort – even greater cooperation and understanding between nations. We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan. With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the spectre of a warming planet. We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defence, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus – and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society’s ills on the West – know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.

To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world’s resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it.

As we consider the road that unfolds before us, we remember with humble gratitude those brave Americans who, at this very hour, patrol far-off deserts and distant mountains. They have something to tell us, just as the fallen heroes who lie in Arlington whisper through the ages. We honour them not only because they are guardians of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service; a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves. And yet, at this moment – a moment that will define a generation – it is precisely this spirit that must inhabit us all.

For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies. It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break, the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours. It is the firefighter’s courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent’s willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.

Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values upon which our success depends – honesty and hard work, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism – these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history. What is demanded then is a return to these truths. What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility – a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task.

This is the price and the promise of citizenship.

This is the source of our confidence – the knowledge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny.

This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed – why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall, and why a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.

So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have travelled. In the year of America’s birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

"Let it be told to the future world…that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive…that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it]."

America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children’s children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God’s grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.

Thank you. God bless you. And God bless the United States of America.

The split, plus one year

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Image by Saintbridge

This is a repost of a pic that tends to go with something I wrote a year ago, just after my wife and I split and I had moved out on my own. In talking with a friend, I thought it might be good to maybe — as a catharsis? — go take more pictures like this one and "illustrate" my words with photos. I might. But here is what I wrote and the end of a ten-year relationship (the last five of which we owned my dog, Sandy):

YOU WALK YOUR DOG twice a day, every day for five years — with very few exceptions — along the same neighborhood route, and you get to learn a few things besides when to watch your step.

I’ve seen a police chase just like on "Cops" where the suspect fled his car after wrecking it in a front yard. … I’ve seen probably two dozen shooting stars, one lunar eclipse and a strange, silvery ribbon fluttering high above one night that turned out to be a large flock of migrating geese. … I’ve seen children progress from being pushed in strollers to pushing their Razor scooters down the sidewalk. … I’ve seen good friends move away and new ones move in. … I learned that one family was on vacation because their lights would stay on after 10 p.m. for one or two weeks at a time. The rest of the year it was lights out at nine. … I noticed there was a troubled marriage when a creature-of-habit runner suddenly began making dog-walking excursions at night and talking on a cell phone. … I saw the spot where one neighbor’s dog was killed by an apparent drunken driver who swerved into the median as they were walking along the same path I used … I’ve seen relationships blossom as evidenced by new cars parked outside houses overnight. … I’ve heard the radio call on my Walkman and then seen the big-screen replay of Jeter making an incredible putout thru a broad, open living room window as I passed by. … I’ve heard the rush of the James river a block away on a breezy night. … I’ve heard the silence and plane-free skies the nights after 9-11. … I’ve experienced the deep darkness of the night broken by churning generators in the wake of Hurricane Isabel. … I’ve seen neighbors pushed in wheelchairs by caregivers and then, over time, cease to emerge from their homes at all. … I’ve seen the gathering of friends in streams of cars at the home of a newly widowed friend. … I’ve seen the seasons come and go, know which road holds on to it’s Winter ice the longest and which parts provide cooling breezes in the Summer. …

You get to know a place in a very intimate way just by walking its streets and observing the goings on. So when you have to leave that place, it is like losing a part of your day. But it’s nice to know that I still have the memories and the friendships. And I still have the dog who made it all possible. Off we go to make new memories and observations in a new part of town.



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Image by Bungalow.Brian

Part of a series I did of myself and some friends with photo styling, words and font types that reflect their personalities and quirks

Nice Scrabble photos

Posted by admin | Posted in Board Games | Posted on 15-09-2010

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After I played a game of Scrabble with my sister, I thought it would make for a pretty cool macro shot. I really do love my 50mm lens.

scrabble fridge


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Cindy has these homemade magnetic Scrabble pieces (no doubt a gift from her mother). it turns out they are really useful for grocery lists and messages in the household.

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Posted by admin | Posted in Iphone | Posted on 12-09-2010

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iPhone Addicted

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Me playing "Words with Friends" on my ihone on a beach on Cape Cod.


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Image by Lucius Kwok

I had just played that word in Words With Friends.

March 28

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Bandwagon hopping here. But those are the tiles you’re giving me, Words With Friends? Really?

Nice Words With Friends photos

Posted by admin | Posted in Iphone | Posted on 12-09-2010

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India – Delhi – 050 – Making Friends with the Bangle King of Delhi

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"Canada and India friends good relations," (his words) with the Bangle King of Delhi (our words).

We came away with 4 boxes of shiny pretty coloured bangles for friends and family. So many colours! Bangle shopping is almost as much fun as sari shopping (and as retina-burning).

006/365 Watch Out

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Image by [ModernDope]

Can this be called a self portrait?

Getting addicted with the app "Words With Friends", anyone who plays this game on the iPod Touch/Phone add me "Jaidev"

Started the semesters college classes today. Will beat the **** out of the scores this time. I’m determined.

YES! Some freakin’ snow!

Peace and love. ‘m gonna bounce.

Meet me up on Twitter =]

Day #77/365

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Image by Tarter Time Photography

This is the original words with friends. Way better in my opinion.

Hope you enjoy the edits.

Nice Words With Friends photos

Posted by admin | Posted in Iphone | Posted on 10-09-2010

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Words with Friends Dashboard

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Nice Words With Friends photos

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words with friends on a lonely saturday night

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Words with Friends Maybe?

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Posted by admin | Posted in Iphone | Posted on 07-09-2010

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Visual Studio ad in Words with Friends

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The ad isn’t weird, but it’s interesting that it’s in an iPhone Scrabble knock-off.

Welcome to hell

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49/365: Words with Friends, Best Of

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Nice Scrabble photos

Posted by admin | Posted in Board Games | Posted on 04-09-2010

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Some cool scrabble images:

Scrabble Board from game with Sarah


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I decided to document all of my Scrabble games from here on out. There’s so much art in the game, so it kills me to have to scoop up those intricate arrays of words that took hours to piece together.



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Close up photo of Spear’s Scrabble board game, taken from TV Cream Toys – more photos, plus write ups, at the web site.

Scrabble night at MoKaBe’s


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Tenuous Link: many points

We, the group, go to MoKaBe’s every Tuesday night. Lately we have been playing Scrabble. We don’t keep score, just play for fun until every letter’s gone so nobody ever wins,,, or loses.

Nice Scrabble photos

Posted by admin | Posted in Board Games | Posted on 01-09-2010

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Scrabble: Flickr


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Flickr in the medium of Scrabble

My first Altered Scrabble Tiles


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I will be keeping these as they are my first and would like to have them as a memento.

Travel Scrabble


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You walked into the room
And the whole place stopped to notice
Standing next to you, I feel hopeless and you know this
I’ve never been ashamed of my attraction
I’d be happy if you gave me just a fraction
As we danced, I could see in your eyes
You and me as senior citizens in love

I followed your perfume out away from all the rabble
Right up to your room for a drink and travel Scrabble
You, stationed in the warm glow of the t.v.
Too patient as I’m playing L(1)O(1)V(4)E(1)

And we laugh…and we laugh…and we laugh
And we have to or we’ll end up in the bath

Now we’re in the bath, I’m already thinking marriage
I know that in the past it was something I’d disparage
You turned down all the lights, I lit the candles
We rolled around in robes and hotel sandals
Then you slept, and I dressed, and I left
And I guess I’ll see you Monday like before

Before all the fireworks exploded
Our conversations were so loaded, innuendo flying
Now what can we say?
Have a nice day
Looks like rain today…

Now I’m in a cab, heading back to my apartment
Everything is drab, and I wish it never started
Now I’ve landed in this awkward situation
How can I just avoid a conversation?
So I wait, come in late. It’d be great,
If you transferred out of state.