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Flamingo

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008


I’ll put more up in the photo gallery, but the new telephoto lens make all the difference at the Wild Animal Park.

While I’m on the subject, I have to say how proud I am of San Diego in general, and the Zoological Society in specific. Not only are they saving endangered species, and educating the public in an entertaining manner [my enjoyment of the two parks is not a Victorian sense of domination, but of visual entertainment combined with relaxed learning of different species], but they are self-supporting with admission, Zoological membership dues, and fund-raising.

Don’t bother clicking on the image, I scaled too far, the “full-sized” image isn’t much larger than the thumbnail. Again, I’ll post a whole album of this trip at the photo gallery (http://jas.philepile.com/photos).

The Jane Chronicles

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Currently incomplete.

  • Portrait of Jane
  • Letter of recommendation
  • John
  • John, Jane, and another little boy
  • John, Gas meter
  • Jane, John, other person, dog
  • John, Cindy-dog
  • John, Gypsy
  • “Wesley in a silly mood”
  • Erin
  • Wesley and Gypsy
  • Miles and Wesley
  • Wesley

A few more photos still to upload, and the descriptions from the backs…

Odd self-portrait

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Self-portrait of sortsFrom Photo Booth and http://sporkforge.com/imaging/sketch.php

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Test post.  I’ll delete this, but ask a question first.  Has anyone had any problems registering?

From the “can’t argue with logic if it doesn’t exist” files…

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

I briefly considered the concept in this pamphlet, but came to a few conclusions pretty quickly:

  1. Reconciling science and religion isn’t a goal of mine. I’m okay with non-overlapping magisterium, and have little use for religion to begin with.
  2. The evidence for the earth going around the sun [and the sun going around the center of the galaxy] is compelling enough for me. “Galileo said it, I believe it, that settles it”, to paraphrase a religious bumper sticker I once saw.
  3. I resent the suggestion that I’m not “open minded” when I consider a concept, and decide to reject it.

One side of the pamphletThe other side of the pamphlet

Contender for strangest Christmas present…

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Nothing says love like Real Estate, I guess, but the mind boggles as to what John and I are going to do with 2.5 acres in Deming, New Mexico.  I have to say, owning property free-hold is novel.  Plenty of mortgages, but never an actual deed (with signatures obscured):Deed of