Monday, March 30, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Rumpus, Rumpus, Rumpus

Can't Hardly Wait

(love the Arcade Fire song in the trailer.)

Monday, March 23, 2009

This was the last photo of Boo

Fading Fast, originally uploaded by freeloosedirt.

I really miss him.

R.I.P. Boo

Today we took our dog Boo to have him put to sleep. His quality of life had slipped so far that we didn't have much of a choice. He had completely lost his sight and appeared to be going deaf. Most importantly, he seemed to be in pain and was hiding.

A Dog Named "Boo"

We had a good run with him, and have many happy memories. He loved to hike before his back went out.

Boo used to love to hike

We are going to miss the joy and love that he brought to our family.

Boo and his tounge

Friday, March 20, 2009

It is time to “Spread the Word to End the Word” and on 31 March 2009 Special Olympics is calling for a national day of awareness for America to stop and think about their use of the R-word. That R-word is not “recession,” but something more hurtful and painful – “retard.”

Most people don’t think of this word as hate speech, but that’s exactly what it feels like to millions of people with intellectual disabilities, their families and friends. This word is just as cruel and offensive as any other slur.

Spread the Word to End the Word will raise the consciousness of society about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the R-word and encourage people to pledge to stop using it. America will be asked to declare their support for more respectful and inclusive language, specifically that referring to those with intellectual disabilities.

Created by young people with and without intellectual disabilities, Spread the Word to End the Word is one element of Special Olympics’ vision of a world where everyone matters, where everyone is accepted and, most importantly, where everyone is valued. Leading the way in promoting acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics opposes prejudice and discrimination, continuously working to dispel the negative stereotypes associated with this population — the use of the R-word being one such stereotype. In a world that has worked to eliminate pejorative racial and ethnic language such as the “N word,” among others, the R-word is gaining popularity.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Stairwell At Amoeba Hollywood

Monday, March 16, 2009

Found On Flickr

whiskey bottle, originally uploaded by j image.

a tribute to Uncle Tupelo

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Boo is Fading Fast

Fading Fast, originally uploaded by freeloosedirt.

Boo is loosing his bearings, and isn't wagging his tail anymore. I'm afraid he's on his way out. This morning we found him outside, by the gate. It was almost like he was trying to get away.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I can see clearly now

I can see clearly now, originally uploaded by freeloosedirt.

This is a 1956 Chevy Pickup that hasn't moved, if the registration stickers are to be believed, in fourteen years.

Monday, March 2, 2009

East European Gangster

Shoe Tree

Shoe Tree, originally uploaded by freeloosedirt.

Flickr's "interesting" metric is, well, interesting.

This is one of my most "interesting" photos, but has six views, no favorites and one comment.