So Typically American

Tonight I ate at one of the regular restaurants in my rotation. It was chilly (and extremely windy) eating out on the patio, but nonetheless, many of the tables were taken. Being Mother’s Day, they were unusually busy. After having ordered, across the restaurant I heard a patron complaining rather loudly and angrily that he and his party had been… Continue reading

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. It seems rain and floods are following me wherever I go these days. Arkansas has had record rain fall this year, and many of the roads have been seriously flooded. Seeing the side roads out into the woods all flooded and closed gives new meaning to “over the river and through the woods…”… Continue reading

The Annual Holiday Gift

Ever year I give, as a holiday gift, a calendar of select photos I shot that year. Last year, instead, I gave a book of photos, all from one vacation destination, to family members who I knew loved that place. This year, back in sync with my traditional holiday gift-giving, I’m selecting photos for the 2010 Calendar. But now I… Continue reading

Halloween at the House in Manhattan Beach

The devil’s mask was just too frightening for the younger children. It had to go, and it was much too hot. Then my standing on the balcony over the front door shooting silly string terrified a few unsuspecting parents. (I didn’t shoot the young children. Middle-aged children begged to be shot.) The entrance to the house was also just a… Continue reading