Lake Pukaki, South Island, New Zealand

#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 4

Happy Valentine’s Day. To celebrate the season of love, I’m sharing a bonus photo along with another photo of one of my favorite places on earth: Lake Pukaki on the South Island of New Zealand. Every time we drove by this place it looked strikingly different. For a map of the area, see this prior post […]

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Shack, New Zealand South Island

#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 2

Just on the outskirts of a tiny quaint mining town on the South Island of New Zealand, protected by the mountain behind it from the brutal winter elements, sits this small house from a time gone by. The HDR brings out the rich textures in the  wood slats1. The sun had disappeared behind the mountains casting […]

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The Grand Pacific Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park

#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 1

Oh dear. Now I feel under pressure! Steve Krodman nominated me (isn’t this more like a chain letter than a nomination?) for the 7 photos in 7 days in which you are supposed to nominate another person each day to accept the challenge of posting an interesting nature/wildlife/landscape photo. At first I thought the photos […]

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Nick, our Tesla, just back from being serviced

Our Tesla Model S Ownership Experience

I think it’s time for another update on what it has been like to own our Tesla Model S. We bought ours in 2014. And I’ve written periodic updates. Driving Experience I must say that driving the Tesla is still a thrilling experience. The car handles flawlessly. We just have the regular Model S, without […]

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Colbert Quotation

Jesus Said That?!

Yes, as the candidates themselves talk about Christ all the time, as if he were on their campaign staff, this brought things into perspective—an actor playing Jesus quoting things these candidates actually are saying. Now, some folks might be quick to judge this as sacrilegious. I would respond by countering, “What these candidates are peddling […]

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ōlloclip Telephoto w/ Wide Angle

Last month I reviewed the YOPO lens kit for the iPhone 6+/6s+. You can read about that at this link. I was terribly dissatisfied with the quality of the images the kit produced. To be frank, they were just so poor as to be unusable. The ōlloclip 2x Telephoto with Wide Angle and Macro was […]

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OK Cafe, Atlanta, GA

OK Cafe

Yummm! The OK Cafe has been one of my all time favorites for many years! After returning to Atlanta after my 8 year west coast indulgence1, I have been saddened to see that several of the restaurants that I frequented “back in the day” have closed or gone down hill precipitously. A few remain. I’ve always […]

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Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman, RIP

British actor Alan Rickman‘s characters were powerful and piercingly intense, but it was the vivid command of his voice quality that always singularly struck me. He was every character he ever played. On my list of things to do is to watch everything I can find in which he played a role. I am saddened […]

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