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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Wayne Rogers: Trapper John MASH 1972

Wayne Rogers, RIP

2016 has already proved to be a sad year of loss as, early on, the giftedness of so many actors and musicians I grew up with have died: Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane, Glenn Frey of the Eagles, and David Bowie. I want to honor the memory of another with this post: Wayne Rogers. I first came […]

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Natalie Cole 2007

Natalie Cole, RIP

My spine tingled when I heard Natalie Cole sing that unforgettable duet with her father at Chastain Park. She projected a genuine, kind and dignified stage presence and gave a wonderful concert. Her music is among my favorites, certainly in the top 20 of my play count. Cole released her best-selling album with 1991’s Unforgettable… with Love on […]

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Tim in the style of Françoise Nielly

The Ongoing Quest for a Fresh Selfie

Selfies. What a concept. A photo to represent our online presence. I think it’s ultimately kind of weird, frankly. But today the selfie is, well, a way of life for some people who seem obsessed with taking them. To each his/her own I suppose. I must admit that I like seeing current photos of people […]

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Qwerkywriter

Tim Unplugged: Qwerkywriter Mechanical Keyboard

Well, my efforts to unplug have had mixed results. I am taking steps. Qwerkywriter is among my latest efforts at unplugging. Did any of you have a mechanical typewriter back in the day—you know, the old ones that didn’t use electricity. My grandmother gave me the one from her office when she retired. You had to really whack the […]

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