Archive for August, 2013

25th Year For International Film Series

Posted in Film with tags on August 29, 2013 by kozmicdogz

The University of Richmond’s popular International Film Series gears up September 13th. This is the 25th year for this free film series.

Sponsored by the University of Richmond’s Media Resource Center and the Office of International Education.

Free and open to the public, all films are shown in the Ukrop Auditorium in the Robins School of Business (except where noted) at the University of Richmond. Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles.



Posted in Richmond with tags on August 26, 2013 by kozmicdogz

We wish our good friend Deborah well on her new venture, Vedalina.
Verdalina is at 325 West Broad Street in Richmond, VA.
The Grand Opening Saturday was August 24th, 10AM to 6PM.

For those who have been in Richmond for a while, it is the old Welsh Anderson building.

Snake in the grass!

Posted in Environment with tags , on August 22, 2013 by kozmicdogz

Actually it is a snake by the creek. We saw this guy sunning himself on the banks of Rattlesnake Creek. There was a nice bulge visible under his snake skin which must have been a frog or other water creature. We went back an hour later and he was still in the same spot in the same position. We believe he is a Northern Water Snake.


Posted in Photography with tags , on August 12, 2013 by kozmicdogz

Today driving to work I heard a story on NPR about a photography show at the Corcoran that sounds amazing.

Running from June 29, 2013 – September 29, 2013 at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. you can view the photography show “WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath”

From the website:

“This landmark exhibition revolutionizes our understanding of this momentous subject, immersing viewers in the experience of soldiers and civilians during wartime. WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY brings together images by more than 200 photographers from 28 nations and covers conflicts from the past 165 years—from the Mexican-American War through present-day conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Organized not chronologically but around themes such as “The Fight,” “Refugees,” and “Remembrance,” it shows how photography has informed our understanding of conflict over time, and around the world. Epic in scope and ambition, and featuring many of the most indelible photographs ever made, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY takes us from the home front to the battlefield and back again. It is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and arrives on the East Coast as part of a nationwide tour.”

Perseid Meteor Shower ~ 2013

Posted in Science with tags , on August 11, 2013 by kozmicdogz


I am hoping to spy some meteors this evening if the weather cooperates. Peak viewing of the Perseids this year is August 11-12.

Here is some more meteor information from NASA, and

Image of the Milky Way and the Perseids from WikiMedia Commons.

“Honor The Treaties”

Posted in Art, Environment, Politics with tags , , , , on August 1, 2013 by kozmicdogz

HTTThe film “Honor The Treaties” is the story of National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey’s work on the Pine Ridge Reservation featuring artist Shepard Fairey and directed by Eric Becker. Huey has been photographing the Oglala Sioux Indians on the Pine Ridge Reservation for the last seven years.

As Huey steps out of his role as journalist, he refers to the reservation as an example of what happens to a POW camp when the guards leave. It is a moving and disturbing portrait.

Thanks to April for liking this on FB which brought it to my attention. Image from the film which is up on

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