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RE: New Blog on the block

	And, if you recall, when I visited you many years ago I offered to
buy it and you turned me down!  

-----Original Message-----
From: Judy Seigel [mailto:jseigel@panix.com] 
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 8:14 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: New Blog on the block

On Wed, 22 Aug 2007, Clay Harmon wrote:

> I stand here chastened. I just thought everyone knew. ...
> You know, that line never worked when I was a teenager, either.

OK, so your whole plate photographer buddies were "everyone" until Don 
Bryant took a notion to invite anyone, and someone who was "no one" 
stumbled in on her 2 flat feet, proving, as you probably know, that 
everything you think you know is something or someone else.

(You may however be wasting your talents on whole plate, since you do 
innocence so well. Have you ever thought of serious crime?)

Meanwhile, you mentioned the 2D, which leads me to mention that I bought a 
Kodak 2 D, probably 20 years ago, I forget for how much, at a 
photographica fair (remember when we still had them?).  I'd planned to use 
it to make 8x10 negatives directly instead of by enlargement, but never 
got around to it. So it sits in my living room as a still life, drawing 
much attention from whoever sees it. I drew it for the cover of 
Post-Factory #1, & the lens came out looking like Prince Philip, so I 
added the "Diana" camera dancing in the sky with butterfly wings.


> signed,
> Clay Harmon
> Actually, this so-called blog ( Whenever I use the word 'blog', I feel
like I 
> ought to be sitting around in my living room in my underwear sipping warm 
> Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer for breakfast as I expose more examples of the
> media bias to the undeserving world) was still in a
> state as I figured out how to use the Wordpress software. I guess some
> adept at typing words like 'camera' into google found the site and outed
> I am still undecided about how the thing looks - it skirts dangerously
> to Cracker Barrel cheesiness - and if the world needs yet another
> narrow source of arcane information about a camera format left for dead.
> I'm thinking of calling it a clog, as a conjunction of Clay's Blog. That
> has just the right sense of stolid woodenness, impracticality and
> of causing some discomfort.

> O going to express my amazement and nothing to do with humidity, material,
> paper.  How is it possible to write a "blog" with the first person pronoun

> used amply throughout, yet nowhere in maybe several thousand words
> yourself, which is to say, reveal your name, or at least: "photo resident
> Kingwood Texas."