Monthly Archives: December 2009

Not Fade Away – Frank H. Jump – Produced & Directed by Jim Sayegh

a film produced and directed by Jim Sayegh

Signs and vines weather and grow.
Brick, pigment, plant and lime-
Tenuously intertwined through time.
As paint degrades and image fades,
Soft tones evolve
From salmon pinks and jades-
Into sand and grime.

Frank H. Jump, Fading Ad Campaign

Highly skilled television director with wide-ranging experience • Multi-camera studio drama • Live, multi-camera news, talk, and lifestyle • Single camera location drama • Single camera news and sports features • Extensive special effects and post-production • Production and technical systems consultant • Control Room and post-production AD


  • multi-camera studio directing, control room and post-production AD  – LinkedIn

Mr. Sayegh has a BA in Journalism from New York University and is currently an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College where he is completing his Masters in Fine Arts.


Miller Fireproof Storage – Pianos – Ft Knox Self-Storage – Pigeons – San Francisco, CA

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

United Railway Telegraph School – Coca-Cola – Graffiti – Urban Ediglyph – Fading Ad Wiki – The Tenderloin – San Francisco, CA

© Frank H. Jump

On Flicker & elsewhere on the blogosphere:

See Ediglyph definition on the Fading Ad Wiki.

ediglyph a term Jump invented from the words edifice (building) and petroglyph (ancient stone wall etching). Ediglyphs encompass fading ads and graffiti. – Fading Ad Wiki

Seattle Public Market Sunflowers & Column – Pike Place Market History

© Frank H. Jump

Pike Place Market is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, Washington, United States. The Market opened August 17, 1907, and is one of the oldest continually operated public farmers’ markets in the United States. It is a place of business for many small farmers, craftspeople and merchants. Named after the central street, Pike Place runs northwest from Pike Street to Virginia Street, and remains one of Seattle’s most popular tourist destinations.

The Market is built on the edge of a steep hill, and consists of several lower levels located below the main level. Each features a variety of unique shops. Antique dealers, comic book sellers, small family-owned restaurants, while the area contains one of the few remaining head shops left in Seattle. The upper street level contains fishmongers, fresh produce stands and craft stalls operating in the covered arcades. Local farmers and craftspeople sell year-round in the arcades from tables they rent from the Market on a daily basis, in accordance with the Market’s mission and founding goal: allowing consumers to “Meet the Producer.”

Pike Place Market is home to nearly 500 low income residents who live in 8 different buildings throughout the Market. The Market is run by the quasi-government Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA). The Pike Place Market sees 10 million visitors annually. – Wikipedia

Thinking About Ray on a Cold Day Like Today

© Frank H. Jump

Ray Bradbury website


Books worth burning:

Ricotta Cheese-Making in Campbell Hall, NY & Through the Ages – Mangia Bene!

Curds draining in slotted baskets © Frank H. Jump

Clifford A. Wright

Clifford A. Wright dot com - Wikipedia

Stirring the serum over heat © Frank H. Jump

Nature: cold and wet. Optimum: made from good, pure milk. Benefit: nutritious and fattening. Harm: it causes obstructions and is difficult to digest. Remedy for harm: with butter and honey. Effects: thick blood. Most advisable for hot and robust temperaments, youth, at the beginning of summer and in mountainous regions.

Checking for right temperature as not to boil © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Adding vinegar to lower the pH © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Checking the curds © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Curds separating from serum leaving behind the whey © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Gode Cookery dot com

Brother Pino © Vincenzo Aiosa

Gently scooping out the limpid curds © Vincenzo Aiosa

© Frank H. Jump

The first depiction of the making of ricotta is an illustration in the medical treatise known as the Tacuinum sanitatis (medieval health handbook), the Latin translation of the Arab physician Ibn Butlan's eleventh century Taqwim al-sihha. - Clifford A. Wright

Ricotta is not a cheese but a creamy curd. The curd is literally cooked twice hence the name “ricotta,” re-cooked. The leftover hot whey of milk used for cheese making has milk solids and a protein called albumin, which solidifies under high heat. When the whey is reheated (re-cooked) the solid milk parts are skimmed off to drain, and this is called ricotta cheese. Ricotta is known as an albumin or serum cheese, a cheese made as a by-product of provolone cheese from the recooked whey, hence its name. The foam of the whey when it is being recooked is called zabbina in Sicilian, which comes from the Arabic word zarb, thought also to be the root of the custard dessert zabaione. The best ricotta is made with sheep’s milk.

Ricotta salata is a Sicilian specialty made from drained and dried ricotta. It is used in salads, grated over pasta and stuffed into some fritters.

Two of the earliest mentions or depictions of ricotta are related to Sicily. Professor Santi Correnti, chairman of the history department of the University of Catania and a preeminent historian of Sicily, writes that during the reign of the Sicilian king Frederick II, in the early thirteenth century, the king and his hunting party came across the hut of a dairy farmer making ricotta and, being ravenous, asked for some. Frederick pulled out his bread loaf, poured the hot ricotta and whey on top and advised his retinue that cu’ non mancia ccu’ so’ cucchiaru lassa tutto ‘o zammataru (Those who don’t eat with a spoon will leave all their ricotta behind).

The first depiction of the making of ricotta is an illustration in the medical treatise known as the Tacuinum sanitatis (medieval health handbook), the Latin translation of the Arab physician Ibn Butlan’s eleventh century Taqwim al-sihha.

Ortensio Lando in his Commentario delle piu notabili e mostruose cose d’Italia published in 1548 has his fictional traveler go to Val Calci, at some distance from Pisa, for the best ricotta in the world. – A History of Ricotta Cheese (Clifford A. Wright)


Other Ricotta & image sources:


Honk if you love cheeses!

Pfeiffer Beach Latrine Coca-Cola Budvase – Going to Big Sur – August 8, 2009

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

See Rantourage:

Delft Blue Toilet circa 1880s – Anne Frank Huis – Amsterdam NL, 1989

© Frank H. Jump

Enjoy Par-T-Pak Beverages – San Francisco, CA

Taylor & Turk © Frank H. Jump

Tin Sign

Par-T-Pak Magazine Ads - GONO dot com

Flickr Postings:

Lindos Features All Day Breakfast at It’s Finest! – Pittsburgh, PA

Watercoloured © Frank H. Jump

Behind the Batik Curtain – Seattle Public Market – Seattle Aquarium

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Seattle’s Sanitary Public Market

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Yellowstone Monet Bridges

Photograph © Frank H. Jump

Photoshopped © Frank H. Jump

Seattle’s Alternative Transportation Initiative – Bikesmart – I Want To Ride My (Bicycle) – Freddie Mercury

© Frank H. Jump

Bikesmart © Frank H. Jump

Don We Now Our Gay Apparel – Toll The Ancient Yuletide Carol – Global Winter Solstice 2009 – Flatbush, Brooklyn

Icelandic manuscript depicting Odin who slew the frost giant, Ymir. - Wikipedia

Site of the Goseck circle. The yellow lines represent the direction the Sun rises and sets at the winter solstice, while the vertical line shows the astronomical meridian. - Wikipedia

The Goseck circle is a Neolithic structure in Goseck in the Burgenlandkreis district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It consists of a set of concentric ditches 75 meters (246 feet) across and two palisade rings containing gates in defined places. It is considered the earliest sun observatory currently known in the world. – Wikipedia

A view inside the recently reconstructed wooden palisade of the circle. - Wikipedia

"Midwinter blót" (at Uppsala Temple), by Carl Larsson (1915) - Wikipedia

In Sweden and many surrounding parts of Europe, polytheistic tribes celebrated a Midvinterblot or mid-winter-sacrifice, featuring both animal and human sacrifice. The blót was performed by goði, or priests, at certain cult sites, most of which have churches built upon them now. Midvinterblot paid tribute to the local gods, appealing to them to let go winter’s grip. The folk tradition was finally abandoned by 1200, due to missionary persistence. – Wikipedia

An illustration of people hauling a Yule log from Chambers Book of Days (1832)- Wikipedia

A Yule log is a large wooden log which is burned in the hearth as a part of traditional Yule or Christmas celebrations in several European cultures. It can be a part of the Winter Solstice festival or the Twelve Days of Christmas, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or Twelfth Night.

Yule or Yule-tide is a winter festival that was initially celebrated by the historical Germanic peoples as a pagan religious festival, though it was later absorbed into, and equated with, the Christian festival of Christmas. The festival was originally celebrated from late December to early January on a date determined by the lunar Germanic calendar. The festival was placed on December 25 when the Christian calendar (Julian calendar) was adopted. Some historians claim that the celebration is connected to the Wild Hunt or was influenced by Saturnalia, the Roman winter festival.

Terms with an etymological equivalent to “Yule” are still used in the Nordic Countries for the Christian Christmas, but also for other religious holidays of the season. In modern times this has gradually led to a more secular tradition under the same name as Christmas. Yule is also used to a lesser extent in English-speaking countries to refer to Christmas. Customs such as the Yule log, Yule goat, Yule boar, Yule singing, and others stem from Yule. In modern times, Yule is observed as a cultural festival and also with religious rites by some Christians and by some Neopagans. – Wikipedia

The Inti Raymi or Festival of the Sun was a religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honor of the sun god Inti. It also marked the winter solstice and a new year in the Andes of the Southern Hemisphere. - Wikipedia

The Inti Raymi or Festival of the Sun was a religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honor of the sun god Inti. It also marked the winter solstice and a new year in the Andes of the Southern Hemisphere. One ceremony performed by the Inca priests was the tying of the sun. In Machu Picchu there is still a large column of stone called an Intihuatana, meaning “hitching post of the sun” or literally for tying the sun. The ceremony to tie the sun to the stone was to prevent the sun from escaping. The Spanish conquest, never finding Machu Picchu, destroyed all the other intihuatana, extinguishing the sun tying practice. The Catholic Church managed to suppress all Inti festivals and ceremonies by 1572. Since 1944 a theatrical representation of the Inti Raymi has been taking place at Sacsayhuamán (two km. from Cusco) on June 24 of each year, attracting thousands of local visitors and tourists. The Monte Alto culture may have also had a similar tradition. – Wikipedia

Diagram of the Earth's seasons as seen from the north. Far right: December solstice - Wikipedia

The Winter Solstice occurs exactly when the earth’s axial tilt is farthest away from the sun at its maximum of 23° 26′. Though the Winter Solstice lasts an instant in time, the term is also colloquially used like Midwinter to refer to the day on which it occurs. For most people in the high latitudes this is commonly known as the shortest day and the sun’s daily maximum position in the sky is the lowest. – Wikipedia

Mosaic of Sol (the Sun) in Mausoleum M in the pre-fourth-century necropolis under St Peter’s Basilica. Some have interpreted it as representing Christ. – Wikipedia

Sol Invictus (“the undefeated Sun”) or, more fully, Deus Sol Invictus (“the undefeated sun god”) was a religious title applied to at least three distinct divinities during the later Roman Empire; El Gabal, Mithras, and Sol. A festival of the birth of the Unconquered Sun (or Dies Natalis Solis Invicti) was celebrated by the Romans on December 25. On this, the first day after the six day solar standstill of the winter solstice, the duration of daylight first begins to increase, as the sun once again begins its sunrise movement toward the North, interpreted as the “rebirth” of the sun. With the growing popularity of the Christianity, Jesus of Nazareth came to be given much of the recognition previously given to a sun god, thereby including Christ in the tradition. This was later condemned by the early Catholic Church for associating Christ with pagan practices. – Wikipedia

December 19th Blizzard – Flatbush – Liberty Snow 2009 © Frank H. Jump

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