How Very Special

…and, because you, as an unsuspecting traveler, might be killed in a car accident on the way to the airport (by a terrorist in an unmarked vehicle–remember, we are still Code Orange!), all air travelers must now walk to the airport inside of a clear quart-sized plastic bag that is zipped closed. Shoes are to be off of the feet… Continue reading

Privacy Around the World

Do you care about your privacy? What implications does all of this technology and surveillance have for freedom and privacy, for control and autonomy, for self determined destiny? I don’t really know, but I’m horrified that this is not the topic of a great deal of American and international discussion! Privacy state-of-the-planet — it’s not good POSTED BY CORY DOCTOROW,… Continue reading

iPhone Wallpaper

Need to add some pizzazz to your winter? Here are several photos I’ve shot in the last 12 months pre-sized and ready to use as a wallpaper for your iPhone. How do you use these? Follow these steps for each photo you wish to use: Click on the photo you want to use. A larger version appears in a new… Continue reading

Reclaiming Patriotism

On this blog I have made no secret of the fact that I believe George W. Bush and Dick Cheney to be the worst, most incompetent president and vice president this nation has ever endured. In my lifetime I have never felt this way about any administration or party affiliation. In my estimation, these men, with their Republican lackeys, have… Continue reading

California Citings

These bumper stickers were all seen along the Pacific Coast, where hybrid vehicles abound: Dick Cheney & Satan in 2009 We’re Making Enemies Faster than We Can Kill Them War Is Expensive. Peace Is Priceless. Would Somebody Please Give Bush A @#!$%^&* So We Can Impeach Him No Wonder I like this state! *The actual word was printed on the… Continue reading

The Hidden Secret

I had heard of this beach from a man living in Santa Monica. “Don’t miss it!” he said. “But it’s impossible to find. The locals want to keep it a secret. It’s gorgeous and unlike any other.” I had seen it on the maps of the California coast when I was downloading topography maps into my GPS. (I wanted to… Continue reading

Guess Where I’ve Been…

More, much more to come in the days to follow. I shot nearly 2,500 pictures of the Pacific Coast: Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Santa Monica, Cambria, Big Sur, Point Lobos, and San Fransisco to name a few. I shot over a dozen panoramas–a big first. Below is a mapped overview of the vacation travel starting in southern California,… Continue reading

National Geographic Desktop Pictures

National Geographic is providing, free of charge, an amazing collection of photos you can use as your computer desktop picture. Windows users call the desktop picture a wallpaper. Interestingly, Apple calls the desktop picture on the iPhone, wallpaper, too! Check out this link to the amazing collection. To whet your appetite, here are just four of the amazing pictures they… Continue reading