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Musterole: Near Death

Childhood Trauma When I was a young child, I frequently got terrible sore throats, chest colds, and sinus infections. I took enough antibiotics to kill every germ east of the Mississippi. One of the old-timers’ remedies of choice that was always said to be  “good for what ails ya” was this horrific suave called Musterole. The Musterole packaging reads: “America’s… Continue reading

The Current State of iPhonography

Some of you endured my anguished decision-making process over whether or not to buy the new, absurdly over-priced, iPhone X. Frankly I don’t give a hoot about the communications aspects of a smartphone. I care about the photographs and video the phone’s camera can create. And when I look back at how drastically far smartphone camera technology has come, I’m… Continue reading

Yay! Burger King Commercial Explains Net Neutrality

People are busy. Many haven’t even realized Trump’s FCC has already repealed net neutrality. And most people don’t even know what that means—YET! But guess, what? You soon will notice. You soon will care. You’re about to get ripped off even more by your big friends like Comcast. So Burger King created this really awesome commercial for the Whopper that… Continue reading

Youth Is Wasted on the Young

My first apartment… So, my cousin’s photo of me (left)1 from about 1984 has stirred some disbelief: that couldn’t possibly be me. So, this post is about that picture and includes several pictures of a much younger me for comparison purposes. I was a teacher in North Carolina, and when school let out for the winter holidays in 1983 I… Continue reading

Bits and Pieces from 2017

So I was skimming through the year in iPhone photos, screenshots, and saved images from other sources and came across an assortment of quirky things that sort of represented some of my more off-the-beaten-path experiences in 2017, which turned out to be the year of the odd. For your amusement, I present them here with little comment. What music has… Continue reading

The French Have an Old Saying…

I spent yesterday hanging out around Mount Tamalpais, Muir Woods, Muir Beach, and the Muir Beach Overlook. I was shooting my very first 360º hyper lapse1 and some time-lapse of the sunset. Regrettably, the sunset was a total bust because the marine layer was so thick. But, I had a couple of unexpected and interesting encounters. First, below is the… Continue reading