Walking away from a new camera purchase.

It was available and it was tempting. Very tempting. I had an opportunity to purchase a Mamiya medium format Universal Press camera, which would have allowed me to use 120 rollfilm with the same feel as if I was shooting with 35mm film. And it also came with removable backs, which meant I could load…

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L.L. Bean is now off my personal “do not shop” list.

It took four years and a Presidential election, but I have finally ended my L.L. Bean boycott. This blog post explains why I initially went on such a boycott. But in a nutshell, one of the Bean family members donated a ton of money to Donald Trump’s election SuperPAC, and Trump used his Twitter feed…

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The angels of COVID-19

Yesterday, I wrote a blog post about those cretins and cruds who would disrupt and take advantage of others during this COVID-19 war.  It’s the equivalent of the old “war profiteers” who hoarded vital supplies and the jacked up the prices to sell them to those in need.  Ugh. Today, I want to share a…

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Donate to your food bank, get a Chuck Miller artwork! Help us get through COVID-19!!

These are the times that try our souls.  With the COVID-19 pandemic raging throughout the world, families are working from home, students are tele-learning from home, and those who live paycheck to paycheck are discovering their paycheck isn’t going as far as it once did.  They’re relying on food banks and other charitable organizations to…

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The COVID-19 finally hit home. Ugh.

So I was set for three back-to-back-to-back contests with the Albany Patroons this weekend at the Washington Avenue Armory. Then I received an e-mail yesterday afternoon. And my weekend plans just got mangled. Because of the increased coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, various organizations – colleges, sports leagues, even parades – have been forced to shut down…

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