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I’ve Got this Thing Down

Well, I think I’ve finally figured out how to get a pretty good panorama stitch in one try. Here are the details: I’m using my new Canon 5D Mark II with the Sigma 8mm 3.5 fisheye lens. Since the 5D has a full sensor, I’m getting a significant amount of overlapping information in the 6 shots, each 60º from the… Continue reading

Deserving the Nobel Peace Prize!

I can’t tell you how much I agree with what Jack Cafferty says here in his new book, Now or Never! He says parenting is in greater decline than our schools. I would suggest that the complete abdication of parents parenting is one of the more significant contributing reasons to schools functioning more in survival mode than in eduction mode.… Continue reading

Mount Redoubt

Well, it finally erupted! Again, comparing this picture in the NPR article (source) about the eruption with the picture I took of it just over a year and a half ago. (Wish their photographer had a better zoom lens!) Wow, I wish I had been there shooting it now! The ash plume is over 9 miles high. Well… maybe not!… Continue reading

Out of Control

When I’m seriously annoyed on a plane, which is all too often as much as I fly, I’m typically annoyed with a badly behaving child and the parent(s) who have abdicated their parenting responsibilities. But today… Well, today was different. A woman, at least in her 30s, was getting on the plane. Nobody was paying her any attention until she… Continue reading

I've Been Slammed

And haven’t set aside the time to post. I received this email today. The author fascinates me as I have read many of his father’s books years ago, even published about them on this blog some time back. I need to come up to speed on his family now. Seems things changed since I read Francis Schaeffer’s works in the… Continue reading

A Moral Outrage

The cartoon printed in the New York Post is a classic example of irresponsible “journalism.” It’s so offensive, I won’t even include it in my post on my blog. The editor should have apologized and fired the persons responsible for allowing this racist drivel to see the light of day! Sam Stein, a columnist for the site, wrote that “at… Continue reading