Tag Archives: winter

WordPress Photo 101, Day 2: Street Scene

A not-so-famous actor on his deathbed allegedly said, “Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.” Well, so is photography. Today’s assignment reminded me of this. As did yesterday’s. As will tomorrow’s. Today: Street scene. Think about¬†foreground and background. Maybe try a … Continue reading

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A sign of warmth — and something else — on a very chilly day

The thermometer read 17 degrees Fahrenheit and the “real feel” temperature was 4 Sunday afternoon, but an earlier visitor to the Erie Canal in Central New York was feeling warm. As one of my running buddies pointed out, it’s coming … Continue reading

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A lesson in self-preservation — take it from the trees

It’s never too late to learn a lesson you snoozed through in high school biology. Especially when it provides a metaphor that smacks you upside the head. The science: When trees shed their leaves in autumn, there’s more going on … Continue reading

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Would you give ‘Hardcore Homeless’ James an apartment?

Like everyone else in Central New York, my homeless acquaintance James has been riding out a ridiculously long and bitter winter. He’s considered “hardcore homeless” because he refuses to go to a shelter, no matter how cold it gets. Every … Continue reading

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