Here’s a rare selfie taken at Christmastime. We have a mirrored closet which I have been using for selfies since before the advent of digital cameras. I’m happy as a clam in this photo because I just unwrapped a Canada Goose (exclusive label up here) hat. Previously I’d been wearing whatever old hat I had […]Read More Happy as a clam
Picture this. A bright young straight-A student wins a prestigious award to study in India. Ripe for adventure, he ditches his summer job, gets his papers in order, says goodbye to his sweetie, and hops on the plane. Landing in (formerly) Bombay in the wee small hours of the morning, he suddenly feels he’s living […]Read More I was going to make a name for myself but there was only one problem…
This was a challenging year for me as Ginger (not her real name) and I parted ways. But a lot of good came from it. And I’m happy now with the way things are. Seems like life puts you thru these phases and as much as we want stability and permanence, change is the name […]Read More Reelin’ in the Years – 2012
It’s 1971 and I’m nine years old. Trying to decide on my favorite tune for this year is almost impossible. I could list several. Pop music has not only shifted into a whole new genre in the 70s, but my young brain is maturing now, and I clearly remember all the tunes. Music was having […]Read More Reelin’ in the Years – 1971
1970s Style, Trends Revisited: Disco, Punk Rock, David Bowie – Videos by decade https://t.co/YEaEE54WMj via @RollingStone — earthpages.org (@earthpages) October 25, 2017 This goes decade by decade. Six short videos of about 5 minutes each. I like the quick time frame but notably absent is any mention of EDM, which I think caused quite a […]Read More Good little history of US pop and fashion from 60s to now – (minus EDM)
Caught season 1 episode 3 of the new Star Trek TV series last night. I felt this one would indicate if the show was heading somewhere or just going to fizzle, as did Star Trek Enterprise. Pleasantly surprised again. The best part, I thought, was how the quirky Captain of Discovery tells Michael Burnham that […]Read More Another great Trek episode… (slight spoiler alert)
Web cams in public spaces are a fact of life. Also, individuals with video-equipped phones have changed our way of life. In a nutshell, abusive people can’t get away with what they used to get away with, because chances are they’ll be videoed and perhaps charged. That’s the plus side. The down side, detractors say, […]Read More Google Street View – What is Big Brother Watching?
Originally published in 2007 at Earthpages before we migrated to WordPress The other night Turner Classic Movies ran a wonderful 1930’s production called The Sign of the Cross. Basically it’s about early Christians being hunted down and persecuted in the Roman empire. Toward the end, the film gives a dramatic portrayal of the power of […]Read More Sign of the Cross – Sign of the times?
Now that I’ve finally got a good mobile phone that takes nice pics, I’m beginning a new venture, one that has been percolating for some time now. Actually two ventures. One is a photo series called “21st Century Signs.” The other is a series called “Urban Changes.” 21C Signs will chronicle signs that catch my […]Read More 21st Century Signs and Urban Changes
Thinking I’m going to start a new photo series called “21st-century signs” or something like that. I’ve been fascinated by street signs for a while now. Some are just boring but others stand out. I always marvel at pics of old times. So maybe someday people will look back at these and think…”oh, how old […]Read More 21st Century Signs