My new favorite song. Can’t help but dance when it comes on.
The real Mitt Romney said we don’t need any more teachers in our classrooms. But the fellow on stage last night, he loves teachers—can’t get enough of them. The Mitt Romney we all know invested in companies that were called “pioneers” of outsourcing jobs to other countries. But the guy on stage last night, he said that he doesn’t even know that there are such laws that encourage outsourcing—he’s never heard of them. Never heard of them. Never heard of tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. He said that if it’s true, he must need a new accountant.
Now, we know for sure it was not the real Mitt Romney, because he seems to be doing just fine with his current accountant. So you see, the man on stage last night, he does not want to be held accountable for the real Mitt Romney’s decisions and what he’s been saying for the last year. And that’s because he knows full well that we don’t want what he’s been selling for the last year. So Governor Romney may dance around his positions, but if you want to be President, you owe the American people the truth.
|—||President Obama in Denver, CO today (via barackobama)|
Does this photo remind anyone of the school bus stop scene from Forrest Gump? It is embarrassing and hilarious at the same time for me.
Valerie left this in our inbox yesterday, before we knew what today’s decision would be:
In January of 2010, I had landed a job as an assistant teacher for a preschool daycare program at my mom’s church. It wasn’t full-time, but it was sufficient, and I knew I’d enjoy playing with the kids,…
Rockin my true colors at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. Got to shout out the new album news to some potential new fans.
In 1995 my boss, Jim Parish, gave me this bottle of Jim Beam. He told me to open it when I have a son. Back then I didn’t think I wanted to be a dad. My beautiful son is now seven years old and my wife and I celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary today. It felt like a good time to open this bottle. Jim has passed away, but he took a young man with a marketing degree and turned me into a salesman. Here’s to you Jim. Thank you for the education and thank you for the Jim Beam.
Vintage new old stock Leica M4 and 50mm Summicron 2.0 Lens
Everything in this camera is manual. No light meter, no automatic focus, shutter, ISO or aperture. It was daunting at first but I’ve been practicing guessing shutter speed/aperture on a digital M9 and seeing how close I get. I consider myself experienced enough to bring only this camera with me now. Most indoor settings require an aperture setting of 2, 4 or 5.6 and a shutter speed of 60, 125 or 250. I’ve learned that the guessing - maybe the intuition - of the settings is what makes a photograph special.
Another great thing about shooting film is that when you see the photos back, it actually matures your “eye” for both looking at and taking pictures. There are a couple of fallacies in digital photography, one being the thinking that high contrast is “fillm-ier,” and the other that you should be able to take a crisp photo in any situation no matter how low the light. Old, classic photos aren’t all as high contrast as you might think, and even the greatest photographers of all time wouldn’t attempt to lift the camera to their eye in a candle lit restaurant basement. There aren’t any photographs of Marilyn Monroe in a dimply-lit wine cellar eating tapas. (I checked.)
Now it’s on me to blow some great moments by under/over exposing, but that’s how you pay your dues, I imagine.
***I thought “No more three by fives”….MC