Sunday, March 30, 2008

Dith Pran

Today Dith Pran, a New York Times photographer, died of pancreatic cancer in a hospital in NJ. If you had never heard of Dith Pran, perhaps you have seen the movie The Killing Fields which tells the true story of Dith escaping the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. His story made a big impression on me. I had met him during assignments around NY. He was a gentle and sweet man with a nice smile.

Dith Pran's last word a NY Times multimedia.

Here is an article in The New York Times and a slide show on Dith Pran.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

*** hole

Black hole I said.

That is how we all shall die, in a black hole. The gizmo below is supposed to be cause of that black hole.

photo: Valerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times

I rather die in an accidental black hole than some crazy WW3, between the Bush's and the Jehadis. Read the article here.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Naw-Ruz at the White House

A traditional Haft Sin table celebrating Nowruz, the Persian New Year, is seen set on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in the State Dining Room of the White House. Nowruz is, in Persian and some other cultures, including Kurdish culture, a family-oriented holiday celebrating the New Year and the coming of spring. The Haft Sin table has seven items symbolizing new life, joy, love, beauty and health, sunrise, patience and garlic to ward off evil.

White House photo by Chris Greenberg

Friday, March 14, 2008

Surfing Brooklyn

Mollusk surf shop in Williamsburg.

Ethan and his dog Loki going to check out Mollusk's boards.