From the daily archives: Thursday, February 3, 2011

The paper was either swiped or it did not come today. Last minute, I came across this article and being a photographer by day, I could not help but make a quick doodle about it. The article is in The New York Times. Tweet

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As snow around the country leaves “much of the country shivering, shoveling and awaiting more,” today rings in the Chinese New Year — The Year of the Rabbit. According to the Chinese Zodiac, the three words that best describe the rabbit include calm, gentle and persistent. The camellias, mentioned in The New York Times today, are […]

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Day 3 and no sign of NYT delivery. The NY Post and Daily News were mined in its absence.  An article in the Post about the timeliness of MTA rail lines reminded me of a Radio Lab show on time. The show begins with a discussion on the standardization of time in the US and cites the […]

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This illustration is related to the article I read bout the commodity shortage due to the recent cyclone/disaster in Queensland/Australia and the unprecedented risen prices on exported goods and the affected markets. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/02/cyclone-yasi-sugar-prices-record-high?INTCMP=SRCH Elli Chortara © 2011 Tweet

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In Relation to Time (‘Now’ started yesterday) Front page, Section A: The different time of texts and images, as depicted by colors (above). (yellow): Present: as defined in the article “Sudden Split Recasts Foreign Policy”. ” ’Now’ started yesterday. [said Robert Gibbs, the press secretary in relation to the White House’s position]” Associated text: after […]

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France’s prime minister says celebrated Martinican poet Edouard Glissant has died. He was 83. In a statement, Francois Fillon paid homage to Glissant’s work, which “marked several generations of thinkers and writers far beyond” his native French Caribbean island. Le Monde newspaper said Glissant died Thursday in Paris. Born in Sainte-Marie, Martinique, on Sept. 21, […]

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In the story noted above,  two women on a popular hiking trail just minutes from my home made one wrong turn and lost their way. Darkness fell. Their flashlight battery failed. They used the light on a cell phone to guide them until it fell into a creek. Eventually, they ended up hunkering down with […]

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