Chair Lift Graveyard

Last weekend I was in Tucson for the TAPR/ARRL Digital Communications Conference. I scheduled an extra day for tourism, and ended up driving up the excellent road to the summit of Mt. Lemmon. At over 9000 feet, it’s a ski resort. There’s a chair lift that runs year round, even when the slopes are covered with grass instead of snow. I discovered another complete set of chair lift equipment, parked by the road side. Here are some photos.

On Judging Student Art

I’m at the county fair, looking at the high school and community college photography entries. A small group of college-age people just went by, spending about as long on each wall as I was spending on each image. I heard one of them exclaim, “I hate it when they have Old People judging!”

I think maybe she had a point. Who is to say that one generation’s artistic criteria are valid for another? Are the Fair judges missing something important? Am I?

Maybe so. I know it’s not exactly the same thing, though, since I’m not always in agreement with the judges.