Magnetic Nostalgia

Before Star Citizen, there was Wing Commander. More than three decades old, the discs are still readable! No demagnetizers allowed nearby. Got hold of an old motherboard with a floppy controller. Go through the filing cabinet and get the floppy cable. Attach the cable to an artifact of my youth. And voila! No, I’m not… Continue reading Magnetic Nostalgia

A Can’t Miss Exhibit at the NGA

The New Woman Behind The Camera is currently running at the National Gallery of Art, in the West Wing. A great collection of photographs from some of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century. You’ll recognize some of the names and many of the images. And be surprised and marvel at the works (and experiences)… Continue reading A Can’t Miss Exhibit at the NGA

Obsession

The pandemic has been soul crushing. As a distraction, I decided to buy a photo book. And then another. And then another. I sold some of my old leather bound Easton Press books to free up space. And to fund the book buying binge. I’ve come to realize that collecting books is a good thing,… Continue reading Obsession

A Plaintive Plea

The pandemic has been raging for over a year now. Too many people have died. Lives and livelihoods destroyed. Economic disparities have become more pronounced. Politics has gone haywire, civility has been lost. Where shared misery once made people care for one another and help others, the lockdown has exacerbated division. People in their tribes… Continue reading A Plaintive Plea

The Huntley Triple Stack

A Roseate Spoonbill managed to find its way to Huntley Meadows. It’s been in the wetlands for a week now. Needless to say, the whole birding community in the area is abuzz. A lot of photographers have taken their cameras and tripods, in all hours of the day, to get a picture (well, hundreds of… Continue reading The Huntley Triple Stack

Happy Easter!

For many people in the world, today is a day to celebrate the resurrection of the Messiah. To all of us, no matter our beliefs, it is a day to reflect on what Easter really means. It is the rebirth of man, so to speak. Fallen from grace, God sent His son to the world… Continue reading Happy Easter!

The Beauty of the Ignored

We look at the world and often times only seek out the beautiful. We are the poorer for it. When we only value that which pleases the senses, we miss out on so much of what the world has to offer. We look at the empty trees reflected on the water and think nothing of… Continue reading The Beauty of the Ignored

Congratulations, Perseverance Team!

After years of planning, the United States has another rover on the surface of the Red Planet. Well done, NASA and the Perseverance team! Thank you for all the hard work that you and countless number of support people have done to make this possible. Truly a milestone in the exploration of our solar system.… Continue reading Congratulations, Perseverance Team!

Reflected Indifference

We are trapped in the trappings of ease and seeming contentment, failing to see the world and what it has to offer. A construct we build for ourselves and even a pandemic isn’t enough to break the habits that have taken its toll on modern society. We can be indifferent to the world around us.… Continue reading Reflected Indifference