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For writers who came up before the digital revolution, and many who were born later, nothing ever will replace the little paper notebook. Nothing to charge up, nothing to turn on, no lights, no sound, nothing to distract or alarm, … Continue reading
Eagle eyed reader Meg sends this photograph of a classic toy for sale at a local emporium. Funny, but I always thought the name of the thing was enough of a hint …New vehicle prices have sure gone up, but … Continue reading
This little Chinese dragon from the Tang Dynasty is frolicking like nobody’s business. But he still looks pretty fierce while he’s doing it. Dragon frolics are serious business. (Frolic is an odd word. Google and my blogging software’s spellcheck both … Continue reading
While I was carrying my camera through the Lincoln Park Zoo last week, I found this scene in the Conservatory.I don’t know what delicate controls are behind that once-green- painted wheel, but the palm tree seems pretty determined to get … Continue reading
I happened to be riding in the car with a friend of mine today, and he told his fellow passengers that at school this week their class had made a list of a hundred words that began with the letter … Continue reading
As our British friends say this is “exactly what it it says on the tin”: a drawing of a shark in a swimsuit. A Certain Person says it does not look very much like a shark, but more like a … Continue reading
Here in the file of Things I’m Saving Because There Might Be A Blog Post In Them is the tag off a “TEKLA” dish towel from Ikea. That’s the thin white one with the red stripe, the one that’s so … Continue reading
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
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
I’ve decided I’m finally going to make a computer font out of my hand lettering. Several fonts, actually, I hope: one of all caps, one of bolded all caps, and one of my upper and lower case printing, all of … Continue reading