Author Archives for Nacho

Self Portrait?


A recent attempt taken for a thread in one of those photography sites around. So is the self from this particular point in time still around? Click on the image for a larger version. EXIF: Nikon D40, ISO 200, 1/5, f/5.6, No Flash, 55mm (conversion done in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CS3) ...>

Hail Mary McCain’s-Straight Pandering


In a sign of great desperation Sen. McCain recently has made some rather outrageous statements about religion and faith in politics. The most recent ones in a Beliefnet.com interview have rightly garnered disbelief, scorn, and stupefaction from politically savvy observers. Frankly, Sen. McCain dese ...>

Back in a Flash


Seems like I have been on an extended vacation from the blog. Fact is, I've been rather busy at school, and I have not cherished writing more after spending my days grading and writing papers of my own. Never fear, I shall return. ...>

Daily Show @ Sylvia’s


Well, leave it to The Daily Show (TDS) to truly report on the Bill O'Reilly "black restaurant" comments. This particular skit truly highlights how asinine Mr. O'Reilly's statement was, and how deeply embedded such white privilege and .racism lies. Here's the TDS clip in .MOV format: ...>

Democrats Move On Already


Given all the hullabaloo over the MoveOn Petraeus ad, you'd think the Washington D.C. crowd (yes, Congress, the Admin, etc.) are all political virgins. And the latest of course, the Democrats cave... once again... I mean, who would have imagined they'd do a thing like that? For those sarcasm challen ...>

Praying to the Buddha?


Note: I posted the following at the new site, Progressive Buddhism, a new group-blog effort on the topic of progressive or modern Buddhism. Check it out. The Washington Post has an article that highlights how the Vatican, and the U.S. Catholic Bishops are conducting an investigation of Georgeto ...>

Getting There, by David Wagoner


Getting There You take a final step and, look, suddenly You're there. You've arrived At the one place all your drudgery was aimed for: This common ground Where you stretch out, pressing your cheek to sandstone. What did you want To be? You'll remember soon. You feel like tinder Under a burning g ...>

And They Wonder Why Media Piracy?


Apple has decided not to offer NBC TV shows in the iTunes store this coming season (starting September). NBC and Apple have been wrangling over price structure for the shows offered through the iTunes store, with NBC apparently wanting Apple to pay more than double the wholesale price for each TV ep ...>

Skulls & Bones


I've always been intrigued by the rationale for using horse or bovine skulls in some "Western" style decoration. Is it related at all to a frontier aesthetic, where life was juggled in one's hands, the ubiquity of impermanence etched everywhere in the landscape? Is it revealing of a far darker and p ...>

A Visit With Sir Salman Rushdie


NOTE: My apologies dear readers, but between finishing my tenure portfolio, starting classes, writing papers, having plenty of meetings, attending to family, and all in all trying to manage the onslaught of the beginning of the academic year (not to mention the events described below), it has been ...>

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