It’s chow time with the camera

I’ve taken a lot of different photographs with my camera, but one of my latest efforts has been to capture pictures of food. Granted, I’ve captured food images before, but I’ve been fascinated recently by trying to capture images of the food I made.   Most of my food photos lately have been of breakfast, …

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No small steps in this man’s kind gesture

A few days ago, the United States remembered a dark day in our history, when thousands were killed in terrorist attacks on American soil. Among them were more than 300 firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty as they tried to save people inside the World Trade Center. My partner, Todd, did …

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Hitting the trail and enjoying the view

It hasn’t always been easy getting up and going out for some exercise, which might explain why I went from being a skinny stick in my teen years to being a tad overweight now that I’ve passed the 40 mark. It helps when there’s some kind of motivation, like a loved one encouraging you, or …

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When art is your identity and identity is your art

Every community has some kind of identity. Many times, the identity comes from a moment in history, like my hometown being the first unofficial territorial capitol of Arizona. When I was working for a newspaper at Lake Powell, the community identified itself as the “Gateway to Canyon Country.” Of course, regular readers of this blog …

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No better way to spend an afternoon than with authors

Have you ever spent an afternoon with the authors? I realize this might conjure up images of Mark Twain, Agatha Christie, Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King getting together to play a game of poker, but such a concept exists. Since 2015, the Shawano City-County Library has hosted its Afternoon With the Authors, giving the …

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