07 November 2012

alt shift

wigged out by McBeth

I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.

-- Douglas Adams

05 November 2012

02 November 2012

no crossing

WWPW crosswalk by McBeth

A lot of Christians wear crosses around their necks. You think when Jesus comes back he ever wants to see a fucking cross? It's like going up to Jackie Onassis wearing a rifle pendant.

-- Bill Hicks

01 November 2012

transitive rockwellianism

photowalk-227 by McBeth

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable.

-- Emma Goldman

31 October 2012

really, now

photowalk-69 by McBeth

Physicists have determined that even the most solid and heavy mass of matter we see is mostly empty space. But at the submicroscopic level, specks of matter scattered through a vast emptiness have such incredible density and weight, and are linked to one another by such powerful forces, that together they produce all the properties of concrete, cast iron and solid rock. In much the same way, specks of knowledge are scattered through a vast emptiness of ignorance, and everything depends upon how solid the individual specks of knowledge are, and on how powerfully linked and coordinated they are with one another.

-- Thomas Sowell

26 October 2012

poetry for a rainy day

photowalk-20 by McBeth


Life is a B Movie: it's stupid and it's strange, it's a directionless story, the dialogue is lame, but in the 'he said she said' sometimes there's some poetry, if you turn your back long enough and let it happen naturally.

-- Ani Difranco

24 October 2012

19 October 2012

I'll give you an answer in the morning

elm_photowalk-73 by McBeth


No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.

-- P.J. O'Rourke

16 October 2012

build around it

elm_photowalk-104 by McBeth

I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that is there because it's too expensive to change the interface.

-- Jaron Lanier

14 October 2012

seasonally challenged

elm_photowalk-235 by McBeth

My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.

-- Robert Frost

19 September 2012



Two dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder.

--  Paul Valery

11 September 2012

farmer in dells



When I first became interested in photography, I thought it was the whole cheese. My idea was to have it recognized as one of the fine arts. Today I don't give a hoot in hell about that. The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself.

-- Edward Steichen

27 August 2012






Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.

--  Gen. Douglas MacArthur

10 August 2012

15 July 2012

marking space


Above all, it's hard learning to live with vivid mental images of scenes I cared for and failed to photograph. It is the edgy existence within me of these unmade images that is the only assurance that the best photographs are yet to be made.

-Sam Ebell

17 June 2012

gotta hand it to you

handy-1 by McBeth
handy-1, a photo by McBeth on Flickr.


I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.

-- Maya Angelou

26 January 2012

slides down smooth

red glass by McBeth
red glass, a photo by McBeth on Flickr.



Cultivate your curves--they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.

-- Mae West

06 January 2012

twelve strings

thom jones by McBeth
thom jones, a photo by McBeth on Flickr.

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.

-- Benjamin Franklin

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