27 January 2007

Guillermo del Toro on a Different Kind of Salvation

"I think there's a point in our life, when we're kids, when literature and magic and fantasy has as strong a presence in our soul as religion would have in later days. I think that it's a spiritual reality as strong as when people say 'I accept Jesus in my heart' -- well, at a certain age, I accepted monsters in my heart."

"I received Jesus into my heart and it was Godzilla."

"We live our lives sometimes believing we're immortal. And we're not. Our lives actually gain more sense when we believe in pain and when we believe in mortality."

- Guillermo del Toro, director of Pan's Labyrinth on NPR's Fresh Air


17 January 2007

China Gallery

In the spring of 2006 I spent a week in China. I'm not sure what I was expecting beyond some crazy traffic and a bunch of neon. In any case, what I found was a surprise in some ways. I thought that on the street I might be treated either with suspicion or completely ignored, but instead I found people friendly and curious. Oh, and they can make a mean bowl of noodles. Here are a few of the pictures.

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15 January 2007

Avenue of the Giants 2

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12 January 2007

Avenue of the Giants

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11 January 2007

Gold Beach, Oregon

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09 January 2007

The High Country

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04 January 2007

On The Road

Took off on a little road trip this week. Heading north to where it's winter. This is from central Nevada.

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