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Friday, October 24, 2014

Nighttime in Chinatown

My wife and I had a very nice dinner tonight in Chicago's Chinatown.  We walked around for a while, I took pictures.

Photograph Night in China Town (Pui Tak Center) by Jeff Carter on 500px

Ready to Become an Archaeologist


After attending a lecture by Dr. Robert Cargill (University of Iowa) last night about Archaeology, the Dead Sea Scrolls and 3D computer reconstruction models, and spending the afternoon today at the Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago, I am quite ready to become an archaeologist.  Sign me up.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Partial Solar Eclipse

There was a partial solar eclipse this afternoon.  I went out with my camera and attempted to get some decent photos of it.  It's tricky to photograph the sun, as tricky as trying to look directly at the sun.  I used a couple of filters to limit the amount of light coming into the lens and set the shutter speed really high.

As Light Fades - Haiku



as light fades
from overclouded skies
orange red leaves glow


I Went to See the Holy Man


“Acquire a peaceful spirit and thousands around you will be saved.” -Saint Seraphim of Sarov

I went to see the holy man
in his isolation;
I went to hear him at his prayers,
seeking consolation,
but the forest was full of bears.

I went to see the holy man
in deep contemplation;
I wanted that peaceful spirit
that saves a generation,
and the silence that comes with it.


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