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Photo 101, Day Seventeen: Glass and a happy hour

Every day of Photo 101 has been instructive, and today was no exception. It also was fun, because I teamed up with fellow blogger, Photo 101 classmate and long-time friend Mark Bialczak of markbialczak.com on the “glass” assignment. It was … Continue reading

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When ‘The Boy With No Story’ has a tale to tell

Sometimes I fear I have no story. I don’t mean writer’s block. I mean that I have no story, no narrative that spells out what it is I’ve done, or what I’m doing, with my life. This struck me┬áthe other … Continue reading

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When ‘thoughts and prayers’ don’t seem to be enough

It took three tries, but I finally came up with some words of sympathy for a family that lost a wife and mother to cancer at age 54. I hadn’t seen any of the family for a few years, as … Continue reading

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Vermont weekend: Changes in altitude … changes in attitude?

Road trip! A few decades ago, that phrase used to mean a wild weekend to a buddy’s wedding or a major sporting event, often just a convenient excuse for youthful debauchery. That kind of trip I long ago relinquished to … Continue reading

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The silent storytellers in my neighborhood

On my daily walks I’ve been detouring through a nearby cemetery, a very old graveyard with some headstones from the 1800s. The inscriptions are fascinating to read, and I try to picture the people behind the names and imagine the … Continue reading

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