Monthly Archives: October 2010

This is interesting. Shot in Super 16mm with Kodak black and white film. I just like the feel of it – it’s somber and kind of mysterious-looking.

Official video for Stone Jack Jones' 'Black Coal' featuring West Virginia.​stonejackjones

So Lisa Murkowski (Mookowski? Murchowski?) lost the Republican primary for Senate in Alaska to Joe Miller. Instead of

Lisa Murkowski

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submitting to the will of the people and accepting defeat, she declared herself a write-in candidate in the election. Okay, so this is America – if it’s legal, well, I guess you can do that. There were concerns in her campaign about the law on write-ins in Alaska: you must spell the name correctly in order for the write-in vote to be counted. The Murkowski campaign petittioned a judge to allow a “list of write-in candidates” to be posted at every polling place in the state. Since she’s the only write-in, well there her name will be, so folks who want to vote for her will have the correct spelling right there.

I’m not sure who came up with the idea, but Radio host Dan Fagan was one who broadcast it: go to the Board of Elections and file papers for a write-in candidacy for Senate. Since any Alaskan citizen can do it, you can too. Well, they did – at least 160 Alaskans made it to the Board of Elections in time to file the paperwork to run. Along with Mowchowski’s name, there will be a lot of others.

Here’s an article about it at The Hill.

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Glorious Christmas Nights is a production by the West End Assembly of God in Richmond Virginia. We’ve been rehearsing for this year’s show for several weeks now, but the preparations have been going on a lot longer.  The show runs 19 times in the first two weeks of December, and about 25,000 people will see it. These are some of the folks in the cast and crew. I’m trying to get them all, but there are about 400 – so I’ll keep working on it (we’ve got plenty more opportunities in rehearsal). Thanks to all of you who played along, and were good sports about it.

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