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heart of willow

We had a closer call here than we knew at the time.  Yesterday afternoon we had one of those brief and terrible storms, the kind that send your phone vibrating off the edge of the desk with three urgent weather … Continue reading

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self-referential snack foods

These cookies are a little bit too self consciously artistic, and possibly actually cannibalistic.  A friend of a friend reports that “the ones with the cookie dough filling” are “gross”, “too sweet” and “taste fake”.  And considering that these are … Continue reading

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buckeye week

The one buckeye tree in the neighborhood, this one week in September, when the buckeyes are ripe: this is the true end of summer and the official beginning of fall. If you’ve never pulled a ripe buckeye out of its … Continue reading

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cartoon photographers for photokina

Laid up today with a nasty later summer cold, and Photokina opens tomorrow in Cologne, Germany.  So I was able to while away my congested and headachy morning reading all the new camera announcements on the Internet. I saved thousands … Continue reading

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bokeh. whatever that is, we’ve got it. i think.

When I returned to more or less serious (kinda sorta) photography last year after a six year hiatus, I expected that I would find that things had changed.  Up until I gave up taking pictures– temporarily, it turned out– I … Continue reading

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a third eye walks into a room …

I used to have a third eye, in the form of an 85mm f/2 prime lens that was pretty much a fixture on my old Pentax K1000 film camera.  85mm is what they call a “mild telephoto” on film, a … Continue reading

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the mysterious snowflake gown

I’ve started carrying the small camera around on more of my walks, and last week I saw this slightly mysterious arrangement of objects. Why, I wondered, was the ice blue snowflake gown hanging in the window in the last hot … Continue reading

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american politics made simple

Overheard at today’s local festival parade, where local groups compete for public attention by throwing treats and trinkets to the neighborhood crowds waiting at the curbs: “The Democrats have better candy than the Republicans.  And beads.”My beads did indeed come … Continue reading

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the apocalyptic plastic beast

Spent way too much time in the art supply/educational materials store taking close up photographs of a malevolent plastic animal. Seriously, have you ever seen such a threatening expression on the face of a plastic animal in your life?  “I … Continue reading

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things that annoy werewolves

Number one: speciesist advertising campaigns. Seriously, said the Professor, the Newcastle Werewolf is not even a Thing.  It’s not like they named the beer after some legitimate, if farfetched, element of folklore.  No, it’s exploitation, pure and simple.  Just another … Continue reading

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