I used to be a real reader. I mean, I still read constantly, but I don't read for the aesthetic experience of it like I used to. Now I read for information, not for the experience of Truth. Music and the visual arts speak to me much more powerfully. With a few exceptions, I think all of these photos, which are just samples of the work of masters, are exceptionally good. I just makes me regret yet again that I didn't go to that Sebastião Salgado exhibit that came through here last year (doh!). Anyway, an Obama shot here, just 'cause I'm still so thrilled about the election.