Tumbling Backwards

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theartassignment:

Back at @massmoca. Such a photogenic museum. #theartassignment

One of my favorites…
https://www.flickr.com/photos/namlhots/sets/72157626930959925/

theartassignment:

Back at @massmoca. Such a photogenic museum. #theartassignment

One of my favorites…

https://www.flickr.com/photos/namlhots/sets/72157626930959925/

Together
Last week was a pretty awful week on our blue home.  45 years ago today, three of us were very far away from home preparing to orbit the moon.  45 years ago tomorrow, Michael Collins would become the loneliest human in history*.  While Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended upon, landed, and walked on the moon, Collins circled above, watching his blue home rise and set over the magnificent desolation over and over again.  And waiting for his companions to return.
Since everything shot with film, there are comically few photos of this great adventure.  Imagine handing them a few space-hardened digital cameras, we’d have so many more.  Of the few, this sequence, taken when Collins spotted Armstrong and Aldrin approaching in the lunar module with the Earth rising in the distance is one of the best.
Imagine how they felt, together again.  All of us together, it is reckoned that over 600 million people were watching Apollo 11 at the same time.  All colors, all religions, all humans, all sexes and genders, together on our blue home.  It would do us all good to pause and remember again.
*He took it well, never feeling lonely.
GIF by Tom Stohlman from NASA Photo Archives scanned by NASA Johnson Center.

Together

Last week was a pretty awful week on our blue home.  45 years ago today, three of us were very far away from home preparing to orbit the moon.  45 years ago tomorrow, Michael Collins would become the loneliest human in history*.  While Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended upon, landed, and walked on the moon, Collins circled above, watching his blue home rise and set over the magnificent desolation over and over again.  And waiting for his companions to return.

Since everything shot with film, there are comically few photos of this great adventure.  Imagine handing them a few space-hardened digital cameras, we’d have so many more.  Of the few, this sequence, taken when Collins spotted Armstrong and Aldrin approaching in the lunar module with the Earth rising in the distance is one of the best.

Imagine how they felt, together again.  All of us together, it is reckoned that over 600 million people were watching Apollo 11 at the same time.  All colors, all religions, all humans, all sexes and genders, together on our blue home.  It would do us all good to pause and remember again.

*He took it well, never feeling lonely.

GIF by Tom Stohlman from NASA Photo Archives scanned by NASA Johnson Center.

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Stephen Ashley Holt  ’s brilliant cartoon about Buzz Aldrin and the Moon Landing Conspiracy Theorists.

Stephen Ashley Holt  ’s brilliant cartoon about Buzz Aldrin and the Moon Landing Conspiracy Theorists.

Jul 9
Table of Power on Flickr.

Table of Power on Flickr.

Jul 9
Joe’s Fresh Pasta, a set on Flickr.Joe Stohlman works at Dave’s Fresh Pasta in Davis Square (Somerville, MA).
I admire his ability to connect with every customer and make their day just a little bit better.
He certainly does it for me whenever I visit.
Love,
Dad
PS He gets his good looks from his mother and his good teeth and poor eyesight from me.

Joe’s Fresh Pasta, a set on Flickr.

Joe Stohlman works at Dave’s Fresh Pasta in Davis Square (Somerville, MA).

I admire his ability to connect with every customer and make their day just a little bit better.

He certainly does it for me whenever I visit.

Love,
Dad

PS He gets his good looks from his mother and his good teeth and poor eyesight from me.
Jul 7
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Shoutout to the amazing volunteer team at VidCon 2014! (This is a small small group of them!)

Pink ribbon says “Totes Awesome Volunteer”.  I later got one which says ‘Totes Pale Legs”.

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Shoutout to the amazing volunteer team at VidCon 2014! (This is a small small group of them!)

Pink ribbon says “Totes Awesome Volunteer”.  I later got one which says ‘Totes Pale Legs”.

Jul 5

Godzilla, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and Zombies

This Independence Day, Katie and I experienced a summer blockbuster IRL. You know the one where terrifying monsters lurch down a major city street to screams and fleeing crowds.

The Boston Pops Fourth of July Concert had been cut short by a approaching storm. We saw it in the west, natural fireworks after the colorful thunder and lightning moments before.

As we turned onto Massachusetts Avenue towards home, we heard horrible screams just up ahead, crowds of concert goers scattering and fleeing. And then we saw the wall of water racing down the street. Too fast, no escape, soaked in seconds.

We ducked into the Lobby of Building 7 at MIT along with hundreds of others. MIT has an open and welcoming urban campus, a rarity. It welcomed the soaked and huddled masses, yearning to be dry, foster mother (Alma Mater) to all.

Jul 3

How to cartoonify 2-year old Tom:

Which one really captures me?

Charlie Brown by Charles Schultz from Peanuts

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Adventure Time by Pendleton Ward (and others) (I added the “fun”)

South Park by Trey Parker and Matt Stone (+Bonus Canadian character)

SpongeBob Squarepants by Stephen Hillenburg

Animaniacs by Tom Ruegger

Camp Weedonwantcha by Katie Rice and The Last Halloween by Abby Howard from Penny Arcade’s wonderful reality series Strip Search

Powerpuff Girl by Craig McCracken (technically a Powerpuff Boy)