A Vincent Mounier Photography Blog

Daily snapshots
March 20, 2005
A Jewfish, recently renamed Goliath Grouper (!?), sits under a black light at the popular Dancing Minnow night club ;-)The end of winter brings tormented weather, but tonight the seas settle down on Bloody Bay.West Indies Whistling Ducks doing Tai Chi at sunset on the Booby Pond.
Geoloc summary
March 20, 2005
)arrow Our world is a small place! The internet has definitely erased borders and shrunk distances. Here is a summary of the international visits this web site has received since the Geoloc feature was implemented:(Let's keep in mind that every time I log in for maintenance and posts, I register a hit which most of the time shows me as being in the States, for some weird reason, hence the much higher count for that country)United States - 1332 Canada - 188 ...
Point of no return
March 16, 2005
)arrow Suddenly there is no going back, no way out, you're committed. It's the moment when bridges collapse behind you, when doors are slammed and silently locked. The shores you left behind are but a memory, having faded in the haze, out of sight and out of mind. Each new step carries the entire weight of your mission and the threat of quick sands jumps out of the dusty pages of an old book, all too real now, demanding respect. Faces become blurry, masked by your speed ...
10th of bloody March - I should have known...
March 11, 2005
Well it seems this blog is going to slow down for a while. My brand new laptop's LCD screen just died on me and I think I need a new inverter. Needless to say the odds of me finding one before I leave here are slightly worse than the odds I'll become Miss Universe. My only hope is to find an old external monitor; if I don't, I'll have limited email access from the office, but that's pretty much it... Did I mention I hate love f!$#%$&*#$*ing computers?
Living the questions
March 8, 2005
)arrow Here's a wonderful text that was sent to me by a friend. It echoes my opinion that the destination isn't so important, it's the ride that counts. Thanks Julie!)oquote ... I would like to beg you, ... to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be ...
Choosing a new blog name
March 6, 2005
)arrow I'll make this a sticky post for a while, not having received enough opinions about the supremely essential issue of this blog's name. I'm considering renaming this fine piece of unnecessary litterature from The Portal to either Godspeed (see a few entries below) or the newcomer The Chronicles of Vinnick, which hopefully sounds so completely pompous that it'll be funny. And of course having seen the movie helps too ;-)Comments and suggestions welcome!
Farewell to the Rock - Part 4
March 3, 2005
Since I've already begun the day with a quote, I'll let Duke Leto summarize the essence of this entry about leaving the Rock: I'll miss the sea, but a person needs new experiences. They jar something deep inside, allowing him to grow. Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens... The sleeper must awaken. From the classic Dune
Aikido is a way of life
March 3, 2005
Walk in, cross the stage, and leave. Let the void do its work. Don't listen to the recalls. What's done can never be redone. (My translation of a text by André Cognard, Aїkido Sensei)
Farewell to the Rock - Part 3
Leaving the island includes saying good-bye to old friends, and odd friends. The following are self-portraits of Tom the Grouper and myself posing with a tear in our eye. A descendant of the mighty Ben, Tom the grouper is Jerry's sidekick, the new kid on the block, the trainee, the apprentice, the junior. He's been following Jerry in his (her) interactions with us, day after day, keeping a safe and respectful distance. But right now Jerry has left Bloody Bay to go ta...