Photoshop and I have never gotten along–we just don’t see eye to eye. But this summer I’m going to try to make friends with my little Adobe adversary. Here are our first attempts at detente.
Friday was graduation day for the class of 2010 from the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering. Here are some pictures I took. Best of luck to all of our graduates.
According to iTunes, these are the ten songs that my wife and I have played the most since August of 2007, when we bought our new iMac. Not what I might have expected! Title Artist Play Count “A Punk” Vampire Weekend 21 “Papageno’s Song (from The Magic Flute)” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 19 “Waterloo Sunset” The Kinks […]
Photo by Frank Bruno Alex Chilton died in March, but Big Star lived on until Saturday night at the Levitt Shell in midtown Memphis. This was most likely the last Big Star show there will ever be, and a few hundred people showed up in Overton Park to take part in it. It was an […]
It’s that time of year again, when I’m teaching Things Fall Apart to my high school students. Things Fall Apart is the unforgettable story of Okonkwo, a “strong man” living in Nigeria on the eve of the arrival of British missionaries. This is the fourth time I have taught this book, but this year I wanted to […]
I’ll admit it. I’m obsessed with my Holga. If you don’t know already, a Holga is an inexpensive plastic camera that takes medium-format film. You can pick one up for under $30 online. It doesn’t have a LED screen or a self-timer or even an “on” button. It’s simply a plastic box with an aperture […]
I just finished my seventeen-part series called “It Isn’t Even Past,” and I’m feeling pretty good about it. This whole blogging experience is a lot more fun than I thought it would be, and I’m ready to keep on going. It’s been twenty-five days since I started my project, and a lot has transpired in […]
Check out thechubbyvegetarian.com, which is a fantastic blog by my good friend Justin Fox Burks. Chances are you know Justin. Chances are you know his blog. But if you don’t, you should! Justin asked me to write an essay about my family, our traditions, and the food we eat. You can read it here.
Life makes more sense with pop music. Life makes more sense with pop music. That’s why I’ve gone back, year by year, and chronicled the song that meant the most to me then. This song may not have been released that year, it may not have been big that year, but it was relevant to […]