09 February 2008


three poles walk into a bar, originally uploaded by McBeth.

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.

--Tom Bodett

07 February 2008

getting naked, revisited

Was it only two years ago when I first revealed my Deepest Parts? Oh, how the time flies!

I'm not exactly prepared to tell the story of my appreciation for Isthmus Eye Care and, in direct oppositional proportion, my deep deep loathing for Medicare/Medicaid's health, dental and optical care coverage.

With the exception of the cost of the basic exam, I used my income tax refund (+) to pay for the (uncovered) Optoscans, to purchase (uncovered) eyeglass frames that weren't in the pathetic little wallet of ugly Medicare/Medicaid sanctioned frames, and to pay for my (also uncovered) first-time-ever bifocals that the doctor said I would most benefit from wearing.

Not medically necessary
my ass, Medicaid.

Ah, and in the interest of full disclosure, I want to mention that I have lightened these two images a smidge. The originals were just too dark to be able to see much. Top image is of my left eye; bottom image is of my right eye.

06 February 2008

you don't believe me?

crackerjacks, originally uploaded by McBeth.

"Being a practiced liar doesn't mean you have a powerful imagination. Many good liars have no imagination at all; it's that which give their lies such wide-eyed conviction."

-- Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

04 February 2008


how avalanches are born, originally uploaded by McBeth.

Mighty things from small beginnings grow.

-- John Dryden

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