a winter state of beinglwh
where all traction is lost but
the wonder is unending
Short version. A switch from curation to creation.
Slightly longer version. Morning Linkage was path to finding my way back into thinking about story telling. It is now time to start telling stories of my own again.
There’s an even longer version but that should probably stay between me, my therapist, and the happy band of weirdlings on the WW list.
What will you see here next? I’m still working on that. I hope it’s about stories and how they get built. Words, pictures, sounds, places, dirt, and stars.
I am taken by the smart simplicity of the headlamp bracket and the matte black on the header pipes. Moto Guzzi.
Hell for Leather stops just short of accurately describing this latest promo video from Triumph. Listen to the voice over without watching the video. He’s not talking about a bike…
As penance for the previous content-free link, I bring you… Drags and Racing’s all dark Triumph Bonneville. I sat on a Bonneville last weekend… It fits. Drags and Racing website — in Italian,. NSFW nudity.
Girls on bikes. A little sweet for some of you but I’m charmed and it is a Laverda.
Boys on bikes. Same look and feel but a boy and a Honda.
If lasers create light in carefully controlled wavelengths what would an anti-laser do? Absorb light in carefully controlled wavelengths. Okay, I’m not smart enough to have come up with that but someone has. And now that the idea has been described there’s a race on to build one and to figure out what it’s useful for.
Words and Food
Working Wordsmith Alert. New CMoS. Sneak a peak at some of the shiny new rules and learn which of your old favorites they took out back and shot. (Chicago Manual of Style)
Nora Maynard discusses her top picks from the field of new drinkables offered at Tales of the Cocktail. I’m thinking that I’ll have to hunt down a bottle of the Cocchi Americano before summer ends.
Art, Images, and Design
- the dreamy summer edition
These are Jim Denevan’s tools. These are his images.
The children’s book illustrations of Igor Oleynokov. Fluid pastel worlds. The seascapes are especially enchanting.
Have I told you about Pooh Sticks? Maybe not. But that’s for another day, when there’s a weak autumn sun and nothing much to regret. Meanwhile here’s a summer version of playing with bits of wood and water. Little Drifters. Lenny makes other things out of flotsam and jetsam as well.
Beach scene, black and white perfection. (Mildly NSFW)