Seeking the work of others for inspiration

There are times when photograph inspire, times when they just encourage you to give up with no hope of ever getting any good, and other times when you just sit back and enjoy. Fortunately, Trey Ratcliff’s work often falls into the later camp and is one of the best sites on the web for photographers. Posted via email from kyber’s posterous Read more […]

Amazon book reviews and the average reader

I do find it amazing how many book reviews on Amazon claim that the book isn’t for the average reader. To quote from my recent comment on this: I do wonder who this “average” reader is that anyone posting on these feedbacks seems to consider themselves to be above. My guess, and it is no more than that (I have no reliable information on “average” reading abilities in USA or UK) is that the vast majority of basically educated people in the developed world with some secular religious education Read more […]

Pen friends

I recently decided that I should broaden my network of contacts and find out something more about people in other cultures and countries, thus I decided to revert to something that I thought of as old fashioned, namely gaining some pen friends, or pen pals if you prefer. Of course, being a computer addict and barely able to read my own writing, there was no way I was going to resort to actually scribing on dead trees. I knew though that I wanted something more that what the social networks tend Read more […]