“I wonder what the motivation is to record, to document. I have a hunch that any technology that is quickly assumed into the daily habits of the general population taps into a basic trait of humanity. I’m starting to think that maybe the need to photograph our lives taps into that same need to draw on cave walls and to tell stories around campfires. After all, what’s the first thing you ask someone when something remarkable has just happened? “Did you see that?” It seems like reality, for the most part, only becomes real in the remembering and the sharing.”—
Bewildering and damned infuriating, amid all the great stuff he’s done since taking office, that Barack Obama sacrificed women’s rights and health in an attempt to woo Republicans, none of whom voted for the bill.