by Benjamin J. Kirby
Three quick things, all of them about visuals you should see.
The first is from Foreign Policy, and it is called Combat Camera. These are remarkable photographs of men and women in the armed forces around the globe doing, well, some pretty extraordinary things. You should see them all.
The next is a bit of administrative business. Normally I wouldn't trouble you with this kind of thing, but I figure it's better to tell you what may be coming than just change it up.
Typepad has a new dashboard. It's pretty clear they're encouraging quicker, easier, shorter, faster posts. Stuff you can do from mobile devices, even.
You only need to spend about thirty seconds on this blog to see that it's not really built for the quick stuff. I'm going to ramble at you for hundreds, sometimes thousands of words. That's just what I do.
That being said, Matt's got a new baby in the house, and we have Finn on the way. Time will be at a premium -- and, speaking for myself, my time to blog will be limited.
So I'd like to do what I can. If that's only a short burst, then I'll take advantage of what the good folks at Typepad have to offer.
As an aside, please be assured that over the next few weeks and months, I'd really like to keep things going on this blog. I've never had a strategy to garner more readers. This year that is a little different. For the first time, there's a ready-made opportunity to get new readers to the blog: the GOP Convention. The whole world will be watching us, if only for a few days. Better make the most of it.
The last thing to share is a story from the Washington Post, complete with slide-show, about a guy with the most extensive face transplant to date. He had a gun accident, and, well, the visuals speak for themselves.
For me, a couple of the most powerful images were of the doctors. They transplanted a face onto a guy.
Just look at what we can do.