July 25, 2012
Recently, I watched ‘An Unlikely Weapon: The Eddie Adams Story’ on Netfix. We’ve all seen the powerful but gruesome image of the execution but I’ve never stop to research the story behind it or the photographer who took it. (It has wrongly been credited here. War photographer is also another great story about James Natchwey which I also watched on Netflix. They may have pulled it from instantly watch by now.) There is a story behind that. In fact, the executioner is now living in the States selling pizza. Eddie went to visit the joint and still despise him. Supposely, it was the image that stop the war. Eddie is such a humble guy that he dismisses such notion. It haunted him for years, probably until the end. Dave Navarro has it enlarged and pin to his room.
“The most powerful weapon in the world has been,
and can be a photograph. Military weapons can
only destroy. Cameras, in the hands of photographers
with hearts can capture Love-Hope-Passion-Change
lives and make the world a better place…and it only
takes 1/500th of a second. Life goes on-We photograph
it. But its much better with Love.”
— Eddie Adams
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My Brother’s blog about Jeremy Lin and basketball.
Everything involving Lin this off season has been pretty much expected as far as I’m concerned, except for the news yesterday that the Knicks have acquired Felton. Now Lin’s chances of leaving the Knicks has jumped from 0% to something like 65%. Why not higher you might ask? I know there have been a lot of news reports saying that the Knicks will not keep Lin. I think at this point, the Knicks are still genuinely trying to see if they could make it all work by keeping Lin and moving Felton to the shooting guard position or vice versa. The marketing dollars that Lin provides to the Knicks is still too enticing for Dolan to give up altogether. However, if they’re thinking purely about basketball, then it makes absolutely no sense to keep Lin now that they have Felton. One could argue that even though they will have four…
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Some sweet poems from young poets.
envelops all. Cold,
infinite thoughts, deep
and hidden. Blackness
is the only one
with the power to
hold memories, to
two caches of
blackness. They are
your eyes. You see
holes, pools, wells
print on paper,
nothing. But black
has turned bitter. The world
are full of cruelty.
bring bad luck.
is beautiful. Black
by Maya, 7th grade
[painting by Mark Rothko]
July 11, 2012
These photographs were taken on a hike from several years ago. We were in Opal Creek near Salem, Oregon. The cool water soothes the hot weather condition on that summer afternoon.
Opal Creek, Willamette National Forest, Oregon, USA