The Shaving Syndicate

December 14th, 2018

The Cutting Cartel? The Clean Shave Conglomerate?

Rodney’s razor, midway through it’s too-short lifespan.

Launched in 1977, NASA’s Voyager 2 just left the solar system.

Opened in 1883, 150,000 vehicles cross the Brooklyn Bridge every day.

And songs from one of the earlier metal bands, Led Zeppelin, are still being played today.

So why is it that I have to replace my razor blades every dang month after using them, at most, only every couple of days? Read More…

A Seattle Slew Of Scenic Skies — A Postcard Journal

November 18th, 2018

Picturing the Pacific Northwest

Pike Place Market: They toss fish back and forth here to tourist’s delight, but a neon flying fish remains stationary on the roof.

Mid-November, mid-50s, completely unexpected Seattle brilliance. This is the worst month to visit Seattle, or so the internet tells us. So much for all the rain, all the gray, “put your tourism on hold for now” advisements. Read More…

Stepping Into The Past: Ohio’s Ancient Native American Mounds

October 31st, 2018

2,000 years ago

The autumn sun shines down, setting a gentle lens flare on one of the Hopewell Mounds.

It’s a first frost on your windshield kind of fall day. The sun creaks above the horizon and the frozen blades of grass quickly melt onto my shoes. Walking out among the mounds, I step back in time.

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Better Than Screaming At The TV!

October 7th, 2018

That was then; this is now.

I wasn’t allowed to express my opinions.

I’ve photographed some of the best and brightest politicians — Bill Clinton and Al Gore — and some of the least auspicious, like the fun mayor of Concord, New Hampshire, who moonlighted as my Social Work professor, while I was working on my Master’s degree. Read More…