Friday, March 7, 2008

field goal

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

moon in branches

the thief left it behind/the moon at my window - ryokan


Picture Story wants to explore the idea of uniforms collectively. While I lament that we jettisoned immigration/migration for uniforms, the new theme sparked the class's attention in a way the prior one hadn't. If the Missouri School of Journalism has no qualms about hanging up propaganda posters in the hallways for the U.S. border patrol that flash catch-phrases about patriotism, safety, and security underneath a photograph of mustachioed middle-aged white men on horses - in uniforms - maybe the general apathy that my class showed for pursuing immigration stories isn't all that surprising. I thought immigration would push us all out of our socio-economic comfort zones and make us traverse a subject that began with the arrival of the first colonists and that continues to pervade our society. Since the question of immigrant status is one of the prominent issues in the presidential race, it gives us even more reason to look at it through our lenses. But uniforms it is, so I'm headed towards high-stepper practice tomorrow and then to the fast-food strip as a plan b.

Saturday, March 1, 2008