Another name for a waterfall

There is a part of me that, when my emotions are low, I try to find a way to combat the lowness.  And although I haven’t done it as much of late … it’s time to break out the camera and take a walk. And for me, the walk yesterday was in the Adirondacks. Just…

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To the high school class of 2019

Good morning, class.  You most likely do not have school today, due to the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah.  That holiday is the start of the Jewish New Year, a time of celebration and anticipation of the future. Today, however, is also a day of mourning and remembrance of the past. You know this day. …

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The one part of the Nike / Colin Kaepernick story that no one is talking about

Yesterday, Nike released an advertisement in which they supported NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protests against police brutality and the assaults on black men.  Kaepernick’s message is important and all should hear it.  It should not be twisted into a “Kaepernick doesn’t support the flag” because that’s not what he’s saying.  It should not be corrupted…

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The Drive of Shame, 2018 Edition (UPDATE: ONE GOT THROUGH!!)

Good morning.  I have to write this blog post early, because by the time you read it, I’ll be on the highway to Syracuse. Let me explain. The New York State Fair requires that all non-accepted entries for the photography competition be claimed today.  Of the six entries I submitted for 2018, three of them…

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The last time children were taken away…

I am normally a very open-minded person when it comes to Facebook.  My friends have differing opinions and ideologies, and they post them on their Facebook walls.  I don’t have to agree with what they say, and they don’t have to agree with me. Yesterday, I unfriended a longtime Facebook friend.  The comment made?  “If…

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Father’s Day for children of abusive fathers

I remember the moment clearly.  It was the spring of 2014.  I was visiting the Albany Center Gallery; my photo The Jumbuck, a profile shot of an Icelandic sheep, was my first-ever acceptance into the Capital District Photo Regionals.  Man, what a great moment.  What an accomplishment. Then I received the text. “Dad died.  Don’t…

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Why you don’t say what you shouldn’t say…

There’s a tremendously sinister wave in our world.  It’s the shaming wave.  It’s the superiority complex wave.  It’s the “I’m better than you and you need to listen to me because I’m right and you’re wrong” wave. Ugh. Think about this.  Think about the time you saw someone or heard about someone’s background, and already…

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