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Inauguration 2017, the fate of our scorpion-elect and our democracy: an updated fable

The fate of President-elect Donald J. Trump and democracy, explained by the Greek storyteller, Aesop, with a 21st-century update: 1. A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream, and the scorpion asks the frog to carry … Continue reading

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A new direction for Irish Investigations blog

If this blog had a storefront window, I’d have put up a sign in October: “Back in 10 Minutes.” Oops. It’s been more like 10 weeks. I’ve been busy developing a professional website to usher me into the next phase of … Continue reading

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Photo 101, Final Day: Triumph, best shared

Today’s Photo 101 assignment asked us to capture an image of triumph. I went to the files for one of my favorite vicarious triumphs — one of my sons completing his first half-marathon, in 2011. I snagged the above shot … Continue reading

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Photo 101, Day Nineteen: Double, double, toil and … stars!

Today’s Photo 101 assignment — find something that’s a “double” and then rotate the image if you feel like it — was a fun challenge. I actually caught myself looking for sets of twins everywhere I went, but quickly decided that … Continue reading

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Photo 101, Day Eighteen: Finding the edge

Today’s Photo 101 assignment — “show us an edge” and use a photo editing tool to check the alignment — made me think of an outtake from Day Seventeen’s assignment with classmate Mark Bialczak. I retrieved this shot of our city court … Continue reading

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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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Photo 101: A closeup of a treasure? Good grief …

It took all of two seconds to choose a “treasure” to photograph today for our Photo 1o1 assignment. Charlie Brown has been a part of my life since I was old enough to read “Peanuts,” the ingenious and tender comic strip … Continue reading

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Photo 101, Weekend 3: A moment, in motion

This Photo 101 assignment — “Moment & Motion” — instructed us to capture a small moment that is part of a big event. Either the camera, or something in the frame, should be in motion. The photo above shows three graduate students … Continue reading

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Photo 101, Day Fifteen: Landscape & Cropping

A window seat of a descending airplane is a pretty good vantage point for a landscape shot or “sweeping panorama.” Even a bleak one. I took this a year ago as we approached an airport in America’s heartland. Every time … Continue reading

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Photo 101, Day Fourteen: Scale and Observation

OK, I admit I’m having fun with this one. But just a little. Working at a medical university, I’m surrounded by tools that are crucial to advancements in medical science. It’s hugely important stuff and very serious business, but that … Continue reading

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