Time off on the Oregon Coast

Laurie and I just got back from ten days in Oregon on our post-Labor-day road trip. The trip totalled a bit over 2300 miles, and took us through Medford, Newport, Astoria, Portland and home via Klamath Falls. I tend to keep these trips a bit quiet ahead of time...

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

every year, Stephen Hackett of Relay.FM promotes National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month for St. Jude Hospital, who took care of his child when he became ill. Two weeks ago, I got the phone call from an old friend of mine letting me know she'd just been diagnosed...

The New Piece of Gear that’s reinventing my photography

I want to introduce you to a new piece of photography gear that is reinventing my photography. It's a box This is going to require some explanation, and that requires a few digressions. You might want to grab a nice beverage and a comfy chair for this one. it's a...

Photography Mentoring, a new hot thing? (and more), 6FPS by Chuq Von Rospach V1n3

Over the weekend I published the latest issue of my newsletter 6FPS. Not subscribed yet? Here's what you missed: Photography Mentoring, a new hot thing? (and more) I look at what I think is a new trend among photographers: offering mentoring or portfolio review...

Bandon Lighthouse print

As we've been slowly sorting out how we want the family room to look now that we have the new carpet in it, I've been thinking about the art to put up on the wall. There was an obvious space over the TV where just asking for a good-sized print. So, in the last week,...

Macro Photography experiments

I've been mucking around with getting the tabletop photography setup in the office the way I like it, and so I've been trying things and generally just experimenting. This is a fairly small space, and I found some of my early setups a bit awkward in trying to get set...

The iPad vs. the iPad Pro

In episode 228 of the Talk Show, Smallen up the Bezels, John Gruber and Jason Snell talked about the upcoming rumored new Macs and a number of other topics including the inevitable mechanical keyboard chat (but not baseball). As part of the discussion about the new...

Gear Kit: What to carry when you go out and bird

I've been getting questions about what people should bring with them on a birding trip, and while I've written about this in the past, it makes sense to do an update and share what I'm carrying now, and to make some suggestions on options and alternatives for those...

A love letter to science fiction

Growing up I was a voracious reader. about age 7 I was allowed out of the children's area of the library into the adults because I'd basically finished all of the SF for kids. I've been meaning to say thank you to a lot of people, some of whom, unfortunately, aren't...

Come bird with me!

We have scheduled the next bird outings that I'll be co-leading, and you're welcome to join us and see some fun birds! (I hope). On September 28, we're doing a visit between 12 and 2PM to Ulistac Natural Area here in Santa Clara for a look around this...

I’m breaking things

  I'm revamping things for the launch of 6FPS, mostly redoing my photography sites and this front page; gor the next while, expect any links to Smugmug or Flickr to break while I sort this out. Apologies for the chaos.
24 hours ago
we have a group of people we've allowed into power with the attitude of "I have mine, the hell with everyone else". we need to get better at getting them back under their rocks where they can't do this much damage. https://t.co/Hy2cT0nCWd
1 day ago
And... you don’t have to use all of the complications.... https://t.co/7fT207P0oD

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