Tag Archives: history and culture

happy lunar new year!

Happy Year of the Rooster, or Cockerel if you choose, from the Black Chicken and everyone here in Kekionga.  May the Black Chicken lead you to everything you wish, this year and every year. (The Black Chicken of Kekionga is … Continue reading

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literary quote of the weekend

I met this woman on Saturday.  I told her I loved her Shakespeare quote, and she pointed out to me that a healthy system of public education produces a population who can find appropriate literary quotations for all kinds of … Continue reading

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sunday internet image: the big guy

Let’s get back to doing the Sunday internet image thing with a big image of a big guy: the Columbian Mammoth. This painting (?) by Carl Buell really gives you a feeling of what it would be like to walk … Continue reading

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discount patriotism

Store Closing. Flags 40% off.

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festivity found?

This year I had a hard time uncovering any kind of festive feeling over the holidays, even photographically, much less when it comes to a real mood.  This is a close as I came to finding it, in a friend’s … Continue reading

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carrie fisher

Let’s remember her as so many of us first saw her. (Damn you, 2016.)

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boxing day

Are you feeling festive yet? Maybe these discounted holiday cookies at the home improvement store will help. They are certainly festive! It says so right there.

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festive wreaths and fences

If you, like me, wanted to continue your search for some festive feelings in a series of toy camera photographs of holiday stuff in stores and other public places, you better have gone to Menards before the 12th of December. … Continue reading

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john glenn

2016, that cruel year, continues to take our icons from us.  News just came over the wire (meaning the Internet)  that John Glenn is gone.  One of the Mercury 7 astronauts and the first American to orbit the earth, Glenn … Continue reading

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studio portraits

Indoor camera practice means taking yet more photographs of those familiar characters, the studio knickknacks.  Portraits of Hanging Vasuki and Desktop Cap, taken with Mischief and the new 60mm f/2.4 macro.  Hanging Vasuki is looking particularly goofy and enthusiastic, and … Continue reading

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