Tag Archives: personal blathering on

the day after the fourth of july

I actually had an image ready to post on the Fourth of July, and it never got posted for two very different sets of reasons.  One set involves two terrible storms, a badly timed batch of clean laundry left hanging … Continue reading

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a flower, the world cup, teeth etc.

Sorry for dropping off the face of the earth for a few more days than usual.  The Bad Tooth finally made enough noise (and gave me enough sleepless nights) to send me on an emergency trip to the dentist, where … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: black winter coat

Ah, the hideous persistence of the Winter Coat.  When I made this drawing more than a month ago, I was pretty sure I was looking at the last weeks, maybe even the last days, of my own Winter Coat for … Continue reading

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me

One of the best things about photography is that, because you are usually behind the camera, you very seldom appear in the photographs.  But a while ago, a friend of mine who has also taken up the art took a … Continue reading

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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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sick day

If you are thinking of doing whatever I did to get whatever it is I got, please think again.  Not recommended.  For content, please have a random photograph from the files on my phone. Oh look, it is the giant … Continue reading

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not the supermoon

Three days of the supermoon; three days of great photographs taken by photographers who managed to be in the presence of the supermoon while holding a camera.  My encounters with the supermoon have been less lucky: beautiful moments of supermoon … Continue reading

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one more day

This leftover Halloween decoration captures exactly how I feel in these last hours before election day: the weather is still autumn-perfect, golden and beautiful, and I am stressed out to the point of being a bit goofy. What I am … Continue reading

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sketchbooks in the wild

(This is the first of a series of posts set in, or connected with, the great city of Chicago.) Did you ever wonder where sketchbooks come from?  For me, at least, they usually come from a major online dealer, arriving … Continue reading

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