Wait, it wasn’t even the correct Bible??

It’s the political gaffe that keeps on gaffing.  The other day, Donald Trump set up a last-minute photo opportunity in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church by having the military use tear gas and chemical weapons on peaceful protestors to clear area.  Then he strode toward the church, held up a Bible, and posed for…

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My entries into the 2020 Washington State Fair photo contest are …

So … this will be a very weird Competition Season 2020.  Some of my competition locales are open; others are not, and others … I have no idea.  So I’ve decided to practice a special photographic version of “social distancing” here.  Follow along with me. If I can mail in my entries and they can…

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My Neighbor Totoro on the Royale With Cheese Movie Club

My son Kris is a big fan of Hiyao Miyazaki films.  Kris even has some of the Miyazaki characters as personal tattoos. So when my HBO Now subscription upgraded to HBO Max, and I discovered I now had access to the entire Miyazaki catalog, I asked Kris which film I should start with. “You could…

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Donald Trump, this is your America

I’ve been self-isolated in my home for the past three months, avoiding a malevolent, unstoppable virus that can destroy my lungs in days.  I watch on the news as our cities are being destroyed, while police and protestors fight each other with rocks and tear gas and rubber bullets and AR-15’s.  I watch as 40…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, May 30 2020

So … a few things. As you know, every Saturday I step aside from my blogging, and showcase the blogs and photos of those bloggers and photographers that populate my personal blogroll. However, this week I’ve removed a few people from that list.  And I have my reasons. First, if you haven’t updated your blog…

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So Chuck’s return to radio … it’s really happening.

Background.  During the current COVID-19 pandemic, my alma mater, Hamilton College, essentially shut down its physical campus.  Students were taught via teleconference, and Hamilton’s usual extracurricular activities were culled for the year. All except one.  The college radio station, WHCL, continued to operate.  And that’s mostly because it was able to have a combination of…

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Alignment, Miller … it’s all about alignment.

Yesterday, I uploaded my time-slice of the Jericho Drive-In Theater sign.  And I was happy with it.  And I went to bed. And this morning, I looked at it, and said to myself, “Self … you can do better than that.” Take a look at the picture. The vertical slices may be symmetrical to each…

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The Jericho Time-Slice Project

Over the years, I’ve wanted to get an awesome, iconic photo of the waycool Jericho Drive-In marquee.  But understand this.  Photographing a movie theater marquee isn’t just “show up, shoot, leave.”  Most often, the following happens: Either the marquee shows whatever movies were playing that night, immediately dating your photo; The theater has no movies…

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Entitlement and the Invasion of the Karens

My friend, talented comedian Jaye McBride, has taken to drawing caricatures during this pandemic.  And right now Jaye’s current run in a series of artworks describing the typical “Karen.” You know the type, right? pic.twitter.com/n6g0PuLYnM — Jaye McBride (@jayemcbride) May 24, 2020   pic.twitter.com/nOJL9tB5nB — Jaye McBride (@jayemcbride) May 23, 2020   pic.twitter.com/4XTDhHW7aj — Jaye…

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