A Portland-area geek, photographer, writer, student of philosophy, and urban poultry enthusiast. These are my collected short notes, photographs, and essays.

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The Street Preacher

A street preacher shares his opinions on gay marriage, at a protest outside the Multnomah County Circuit Court in 2003.
#protest

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Chomsky's speech to the U.N., with transcript, via Democracy Now.
http://bcwh.io/dn1 #politics

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How to Stop Apple From Snooping on Your OS X Yosemite Searches | WIRED
http://bcwh.io/wi3 #news #tech

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Corporations Aren't Recruiting Enough Weirdos - Reuters Businessweek
http://bcwh.io/reu1 #news

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The Painted Hills

There are many photographs from the Carroll Rim Trail. This one is mine.
#landscape

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Columbia River Gorge

A view across the Columbia River Gorge.
Velvia 100 in a Graflex Speed Graphic 4x5.
#film #landscape

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Facebook Is Really Sorry About Messing With Your Emotions (Slate)
http://bcwh.io/sl1 #tech

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Anya

A buff laced polish hen. Like Big Bird.
#chickens

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OS X Yosemite sends exciting new location information back to the mothership (per the Washington Post)
http://bcwh.io/wapo1 #tech