Could the new Snowpiercer TV series be the one that breaks the jinx?

Six years ago, I enjoyed Bong Joon-Ho’s monster sci-fi movie Snowpiercer.  It was a waycool drama about class struggle in a dystopian society, where the last remaining survivors of Earth live on a train that travels through the winter wastelands.  I mean, look at this lineup.  John Hurt.  Chris Evans.  Tilda Swinton.  That’s an A-list…

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That’s what we need today … two pandas getting their freak on…

I keep thinking about all we’ve lost this year.  Maybe it’s the developing PTSD from the COVID-19 sequestration, maybe it’s hearing all the frightening news each morning and not seeing any glimmers of hope. And to think … only a couple of months ago, we were bemoaning 2020 as the year Kobe Bryant was killed…

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A Saratoga Water Memo Board Collage

I’ve been bantering around this idea for a while, and I finally came up with something solid. A few years ago, I created an art project which combined a Saratoga Vichy water crate, nine empty bottles of vintage Saratoga Vichy, and electroluminescent wire.  The artwork was entered at the Saratoga Springs Trask Art Auction (it…

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Wait, Phil Wills is hosting trivia games online?

I enjoy watching Bar Rescue on Sunday nights.  The Paramount Network often airs Bar Rescue marathons on Sunday, leading up to the new episode in the evening.  Nightclub entertainment expert Jon Taffer goes into a failing tavern, yells at the owner, yells at the staff, yells at the kitchen crew, and then helps them by…

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Just another Macro Monday

I’ve remained sheltered in place during this COVID-19 invasion.  Been sheltering for the past two and a half weeks.  And it’s not fun.  You know those episodes of Lockup where they put the inmate in administrative segregation, where they’re only allowed one hour of outdoors recreation or human contact in a day?  Yeah, now I…

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After the Rain as a metallic print

Background. Last year, my macro print of water droplets on a dandelion, After the Rain, joined my collection of “triple blue” award winners, as it took blue first place silks at the Altamont Fair, the Big E, and the Durham Fair.  It was only my fourth-ever print to pull this “triple blue” achievement, and I…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, April 4, 2020

Good morning, my wonderful blog readers.  Let’s take a moment and get away from all the craziness this week and enjoy some awesome blog posts by my fellow bloggers and photographers and writers.  Just something to start your weekend off right. BLOGS FOR TASTE The “Burnt My Fingers” blog, “Comfort Classics: Texas Style Barbecue Sauce.“…

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So there’s supposed to be an April Fool’s Day post here…

I had an April Fool’s Day post scheduled for today.  I really did.  I worked on it for weeks. And to be honest, it was a masterpiece. Yesterday … I shelved it.  Maybe I’ll re-run it in 2021, maybe I’ll delete it from my incomplete blog pile. COVID-19 has claimed another bastion of normalcy. Background. …

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