Senegal or PC related

Earth & Sky article

Kanni with gourd bowls

Over at Earth & Sky‘s features section today there’s an article I wrote about the “human world” side of my Peace Corps service, illustrated with a few of my photographs.

Another of my Senegal photographs is paired with the text of a radio show on the Millenium Villages project.

Go check out the site, if only to see what to look for in Tonight’s Sky.


room, beta version; job, alpha

I’ve spent the past two and a half weeks craftily avoiding a full-time job search by painting and furnishing my room (I also got a California license and plates, auto and renter’s insurance, and a bank account somewhere in there). So the room has come together nicely:

Clare's room

And now I’ve found myself very pleasantly inundated with video editing—Cory’s soil-knowledge-in-the-village project and a freelance job up in Berkeley. Exciting times!


a perhaps unfair comparison

Near the Louisiana Gulf Coast:

LA scenery

Looking towards the California coast from the Berkeley Hills:

CA scenery


oh, and

Four days, five states, 35 hours of travel, and 2350 miles later, I now live in California.


Dr. Robert Solomon, 1942-2007

Sad news from Austin: Dr. Bob Solomon, UT philosophy professor and all-around badass, died from heart failure in the Zurich airport on January 2. The Statesman and Daily Texan ran obituaries (the Texan includes a great photo of a young Bob), and Matt posted a personal recollection to the Austinist.

I took three semesters with Dr. Solomon, including his famous “Existentialism” class. Below are doodles from my notes, the second of which was copied directly from Bob’s blackboard drawing, if I remember correctly. Leslie and I will be pouring out a Shiner for him.

The Gods

Kierkegaard and God