Second Chances

I’m a little tired of this.  I’m guessing you are, too. We’re living in very strange times.  I’ll have more to say about that – from a big picture perspective – soon.  But for now, let’s stay focused. There have been eight school shootings so far in 2018.  Taking out weekends, when they don’t happen, … Continue reading Second Chances

Start Your Year With a Smile – 2018 Edition

Welcome to the 2018 Edition of my photographic year in review.  A couple of modest themes will show up later on, but for the most part we're just going to dive right in. Sometimes fusion works really well.  Like with cuisine. And jazz. As a retail concept, though, maybe it can be just a bit … Continue reading Start Your Year With a Smile – 2018 Edition

Confronting a Would-Be Tyrant

Years ago, I heard Mel Brooks being interviewed.  He was asked how he, in general but especially as a Jew, justified wrapping The Producers around a faux-musical called Springtime for Hitler. His answer stuck with me.  As best I recall, he said that one of the best ways to deal with  would-be tyrants is to … Continue reading Confronting a Would-Be Tyrant

Start Your Year with a Smile – 2017 Edition

Here it is - Year 7 of the photo blog.  This year, I had 94 pictures to choose from, including a few that were sent by friends and (gasp) family.  I decided to keep it clean – strictly PG. Except, of course, for when I didn't. Which means that the hardest part of this job … Continue reading Start Your Year with a Smile – 2017 Edition

Trumped Up!

There's an old saying in bridge: "Get your trump out early."  Apparently, the Republican Party is not populated by bridge players. In the eight years since I started writing this blog, I’ve tried to find ways to explain the underlying reality or root cause of various issues, often political in nature.  In that time, I have … Continue reading Trumped Up!