Thursday, May 18, 2006


Ned Batchelder recently announced the availability of Tabblo. It's a new photo-sharing site focused on telling stories. I think it's a great idea and the interface is very cool. Ned and his colleagues should be very proud.

Here's my first Tabblo. Best of luck to Ned and the whole Tabblo team.

Tabblo: New England Flood of 2006

Monday, May 15, 2006

Reduced Speed Ahead

Southern New Hampshire is in the midst of the worst flood since the 1930s. Here's a shot taken this morning. It shows the Souhegan River overflowing its banks in Amherst, New Hampshire.


By the way, there are some great New Hampshire Flood sets on Flickr here, here and here.

Monday, May 08, 2006

All Which Isn't Singing

lincoln summit

all which isn't singing is mere talking
and all talking's talking to oneself
(whether that oneself be sought or seeking
master or disciple sheep or wolf)

gush to it as diety or devil
-toss in sobs and reasons threats and smiles
name it cruel fair or blessed evil-
it is you (ne i)nobody else

drive dumb mankind dizzy with haranguing
-you are deafened every mother's son-
all is merely talk which isn't singing
and all talking's to oneself alone

but the very song of(as mountains
feel and lovers)singing is silence

-- ee cummings

Monday, May 01, 2006

Home Improvement

Our 100-year-old house in Southern New Hampshire includes a twenty-year-young, two-story addition. The addition was built on top of six eight-by-eight wooden posts. The problem is some of the addition's main beams are sagging and the posts are slowly slipping off their footings. This is not imminently dangerous, but it will certainly make it difficult to sell the house when the time comes. (Why didn't our home inspector warn us when we bought the house? Good question, but I'm not going there.)

In any case, we are in the midst of a major home improvement project to fix the problem. Our contractor is going to replace the wooden posts with a solid concrete foundation. He'll dig, pour and frame above the foundation, one side at a time. The photo below shows the concrete forms on the interior wall.

A few friends and family members (probably very few) will be interested in more pictures like this, so I've started a photo journal of the project. It's called The Little Dig. If you are interested, you can even subscribe to this feed and watch the progress. Enjoy.