brucine (broo'-seen), 1) n. Pharm., Chem. a bitter, poisonous alkaloid, C23H26N2O4, obtained from the nux vomica tree; 2) n. Bruce Bortin's 'low-impact' weblog

Monday, October 29, 2007

A Total Asshole Who was Stopped Smackdab on Top of the Crosswalk and Wouldn't Move When I was Crossing the Street


...and now I've blogged about him. Nyaah!

Chair


Chair, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

at the Oakland Public Defender's office. Where they can't operate a door.

Sky


Sky, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Autumn

California

Mike Roper (ukulele), Jon Toby (bass guitar) & Cory Losee (percussion) serenade Tom Drohan on his birthday. The song is "Estimated Prophet" by the Grateful Dead

Tom


Tom, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Tom had a pretty good time at his birthday party. More photos here.

Greta & her Friend Dancing at Tom's party.mov

October 28, 2007. That song is "Redemption" by David Sobel, the singer/songwriter/guitar player. Tom Drohan on bass.

Greta is dancing with Bridget .

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Window


Window, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Anyone for OCD?

Window


Window, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Close to a thousand portraits cut from the Wall Street Journal. And ya gotta love the mosaic frame on that window.

Window


Window, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

3038 24th St, SF CA

Roof Tiles


Roof Tiles, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

New College of California School of Law

Harvest Time


Harvest Time, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

At the Urban Garden

Roxy & Bruce


Roxy & Bruce, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Hey, it's all in a day's work.
Photo by Rodger Miller

Roxy & Rodger


Roxy & Rodger, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Rodger & Roxy


Rodger & Roxy, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Hummingbird


Hummingbird, originally uploaded by dumbeast.


The Hummingbird Society
FORMULA: 4 parts water to 1 part sugar. The water should not be distilled. The sugar should be white table sugar, not turbinado sugar, brown sugar, or other forms. Use no artificial colors (red dye does NOT help attract hummingbirds) or other additives. Never use honey or artificial sweeteners, for to do so may kill the birds.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Beautiful Clock


Beautiful Clock, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

In the foyer of the St Francis Hotel,
VLSP Gala 2007

Bruce Bortin


Bruce Bortin, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

VLSP Gala 2007
Photo by Teresa Friend

J R Gabbard


J R Gabbard, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

VLSP Gala 2007

Tiela Chalmers


Tiela Chalmers, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

...addressing the throng.
VLSP Gala 2007

J R Gabbard


J R Gabbard, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

VLSP Gala 2007

J R Gabbard, Teresa Friend, Ramona Hoilguin

VLSP Gala 2007

J T Do


J T Do, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

...overjoyed to be tying his tie!!!
VLSP Gala 2007

Megan Martenyi


Megan Martenyi, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

...looks askance.

Megan, JT, Teresa & Ramona


Megan, JT, Teresa & Ramona, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

...leaving the office for the VLSP Gala 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

Office/Storage Space


Office/Storage Space, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Need a lamp? A mold? A poster? A chair? Some salt-fired jugs? A goblet? A, I can't remember *what* this thing is....A basket? A broom? A cosmic casserole? A ratchet set? Have you seen the lighter? A stained glass window-fragment mounted in a plaster triangle? How about a Soviet-era, diesel powered shoe shining machine? Something made out of wire?

Belt Sander


Belt Sander, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Discourse on Cullet


Discourse on Cullet, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Cats & Dogs

Kiln Gods close-up.


Kiln Gods close-up., originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Bottle Collection


Bottle Collection, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Steb collects all kinds of things.

Furnace Control & Kiln Gods


Furnace Control & Kiln Gods, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Unloading the Annealing Oven


Unloading the Annealing Oven, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Steb blows 40 tumblers a day, not 30, not 50. He's taking the day's production out of the annealer where the glass rests and cools.

Bruce & Mary


Bruce & Mary, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

At Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, St Louis. Photo by Esteban Prieto

Nori & Esteban


Nori & Esteban, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Outside of Stellina in St Louis

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Peabody


Peabody, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Arch reflected in architecture

Cat-Man-Do


Cat-Man-Do, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Revelation 5:5



And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.


Habakkuk 2.2:

And the Lord answered me,
"Write the vision;
make it plain upon tablets,
so that he may run who reads it.
For still the vision awaits its time;
it hastens to the end--it will not lie.
If it seem slow, wait for it;
it will surely come, it will not delay."


Yeah, and screw the Chaldeans, too.

Arch & Tree


Arch & Tree, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Form in Space


Form in Space, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Stainless.


Stainless., originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Nice weld

South Base of the Arch


South Base of the Arch, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

National Synapse


National Synapse, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Landscaping at the base of the arch

At the top of the arch


Atr the top of the arch, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Form in Space


Form in Space, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Form in Space


Form in Space, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Tram car entrance


Tram car entrance, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

"Open the pod bay door, HAL."

The Green Show


The Green Show, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

At the tram stop, North Base

Form in Space


Form in Space, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Busch Stadium


Busch Stadium, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Hi, Cathy!

Morning Light


Morning Light, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Market St at 18th, St Louis, MO.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Landry's Sign Reflected


Landry's Sign Reflected, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

In a body of water that I'm unable to classify. In an architectural space that beggars description.

Desert Cart


Desert Cart, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

At Landry's St Louis

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