Sunday, June 27, 2010

I guess at some point this is going to get old.

Just. Not. Yet.

Sunday morning, hiking Chautauqua.
Posting by cameraphone.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Originally uploaded by suttonhoo
Posting by cameraphone from just under the Flatirons, Boulder, CO

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Monday, June 21, 2010

the view from here

the view from here
Originally uploaded by suttonhoo
Moved in over the weekend. Start the job today. Only part that blows was putting mr. hoo on a plane for Chicago so that he can get the house sold.


And good morning.

Posting by cameraphone from Boulder, Colorado.
My new home.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

did you know...

did you know...
Originally uploaded by suttonhoo
... that Powell's name is spelled "Wesley" not "Westley", dear U-Haul?

Loading the moving van. Heading West soon, into Wesley's territory.

Posting by cameraphone.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Originally uploaded by suttonhoo
Took a break from packing and uprooting all that is with a brief walk through the Morton Arboretum this afternoon.

Came across Steve Tobin's Steelroots installation -- the best thing the Morton has installed in an awfully long while. Actual and abstracted root structures executed in steel anchor into the landscape.

Soothing somehow, and strong. Deep roots surfaced; reminders of why they matter anyway.

Recommend it. Both the rooting and the walk.

Now: Back to packing.

Originally posted by cameraphone, then updated.

Monday, June 14, 2010

singular distinction

According to Unicef, only two countries have not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which prohibits the use of soldiers younger than 15: the United States and Somalia.

From Children Carry Guns for a U.S. Ally, Somalia in today's New York Times




The Eastman Kodak Company has donated its archive of Colorama images — the huge panoramic photographs that were displayed as advertisements in the Main Concourse of Grand Central Terminal for four decades beginning in 1950 — to the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, the museum announced on Friday. Coloramas, towering backlighted transparencies that were 18 feet high and 60 feet wide, were promoted by Kodak as “the world’s largest photographs.” More than 500 were publicly displayed, for runs of three weeks each.

They often contained idealized depictions of American daily life, usually showing a Kodak camera being used to photograph a family, activity or beautiful scene. The archive gift includes display images of all Coloramas, including those that were never displayed, along with research documents, negatives and other prints and files. An exhibition of 36 Coloramas, focusing on the 1960s, will be on view at the Eastman House from Saturday through Oct. 17.

From Kodak Gives ‘World’s Largest Photographs’ to Museum in today's New York Times

Viewing the Kodak Coloramas one might conclude that America is white, heterosexual, well-dressed, and travels a pristine world where there is no squalor or company other than our own white, heterosexual, well-dressed selves.

Rather than the diverse colorama that we really are.

Still: Stunning.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

lone rider, ii

lone rider, ii
Originally uploaded by suttonhoo
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Just outside Chicago

Posting by cameraphone

get lit

get lit
Originally uploaded by suttonhoo
Posting by cameraphone from the Printer's Row Lit Fest née Book Fair.

Charlie Pierce up next »

ad majorem dei gloriam

st. ignatius

Took a brief walk across the Seattle University campus when I was in town last month, waiting for baby Haven to be fully baked at Swedish Hospital across the street (Haven's here now: she’s a beautiful beautiful beautiful baby girl, and her mother, who is also a beautiful girl, is doing well).

I wanted to see the St. Ignatius Chapel, a spare modern building celebrated for its glorious contemplative interior.

Unfortunately it was locked. Which is, I suppose, the problem with having a celebrated chapel: everybody wants in, and you’re forced to keep them out, which entirely undermines the purpose of a building like that.

So I took some shots of the exterior, unhappy that I neglected to bring my wide lens, peered through the window a bit and then pulled up some shots on Flickr sometime later to see what I missed.

Much, it seems.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

ruby shoes, take two

Tomorrow I hang up my wings and leave the road I've been traveling for the last four years, if you count the time I've been working this gig; or ten years, if you count the time I've spent in this place.

Within a week I'll be schlepping a U-Haul to Boulder, Colorado to start something entirely new in a place that's utterly familiar, and yet wholly changed.

Or maybe that's me.

Either way: I'm going home.

Related: ruby shoes, the first »
Come on-a my house.

turn on, tune in, drop out

When I told them, my 12-year-old, Maxwell, was like, ‘Yes!’

Meredith Sinclair, blogger and mother of Maxwell, recounting her kid's reaction when she told him she was imposing a household Internet ban from 4 to 8 PM daily. As recounted in The Risks of Parenting While Plugged In in today's new York Times.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

lone rider

lone rider
Originally uploaded by suttonhoo
Red Line, State Street Station
Chicago, IL

Early yet & a Saturday.
Posting by cameraphone

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

somewhere between where I was and halfway home

Stopped for Ritter's Frozen Custard.
Glad I did. Highway 30, Indiana.
That's all I know.

Posting by cameraphone.
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