I love that Ainsley is enjoying My Neighbor Totoro so much. She invited her friend (and neighbor) Nora over to share her new fave. She immediately asked that I take her to the store to get a Totoro plush toy she’d seen a couple weeks earlier, but hasn’t seen the show. She sleeps with the thing every night now; it’s her favorite. Next up: Nausicaä. :)

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On a bittersweet note, this is one of the last images I’ll make with the Leica setup I acquired almost exactly three years ago. The Leica is moving on to a new home, but that’s making room for something new, which I’ll share soon.

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“The Threat to the Mac: the Growing Popularity of Non-Native Apps”

“A list of 25 Principles of Adult Behavior by John Perry Barlow”

Winter in California

It’s been a rough winter in California.

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Val, Ainsley and I spent a weekend recently at New Brighton State Beach in Aptos, near Santa Cruz. It’s close to home and originally intended to shake out the trailer at the beginning of the year. I made the reservations six months in advance, since it’s a popular spot. At the time, I figured “so what if it’s raining?” Of course–as you can see–we hit the weather jackpot: mid-‘60s and the beach mostly to ourselves. What a nice surprise, and an even nicer weekend.

“Back On Trail”

“Argosy: A short history of the painted Airstream”

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“Instagram Is Turning Into Facebook”

“Verizon won’t be using tax cut to boost spending on network upgrades”

Scott Hill, elsewhere on the web: