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Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 3 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Learning to love the charms of the Midwest


This fall I set out to capture various charms of the Midwest and Autumn splendor. I have always been a city girl, but lately I have been drawn to the quieter, calmer comforts of small towns. I reside in the Midwest (and have never been too fond of it), but I have recently grown more accustomed to it.

I use an old-fashoined SLR camera, not a digital camera. My intent is not to create a perfect picture by immediately checking what I have shot, but rather to capture things as they are full of imperfections. I also love the surprise of not knowing exactly what the picture will look like until later on when it is developed.



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What is in the minds of others?



Do you ever wonder what is inside other peoples’ heads? And what you would learn if you could have access to their thoughts – not only their thoughts, but also their perceptions and feelings of things? This seems like a rather obvious thought, but it occurred to me when I saw the new movie, Lincoln. Firstly, Daniel Day Lewis’ performance in the film is extraordinary, which is perhaps why this notion dawned on me during the movie. But what if we could gain insight into what others were thinking? Our lives and our thoughts seem to be so self-centered that sometimes we forget that other people have thoughts, perceptions, and feelings different from our own. And I just think it would be so interesting if we could get a little peek at what those thoughts are…