Category Archives: Art

Three Similar Stories, But Different Coverage for One: Are We Just a Statistic?

  Over the last few days there have been three news items dealing with unexpected deaths that seem to have been given quite different treatments by the news media in America.  The first was the crash of a Russian airliner … Continue reading

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Not Made by Human Hands

With so much gorgeous color all around in Spring it is natural to stop and notice it.  In fact men and women have so admired flowers and other parts of nature they have made duplicates of them.  I remember seeing … Continue reading

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Meet the Beatles!

Living in the Past: I remember when I first heard the Beatles.  I was driving with my college buddy out to school and their song “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” came on the radio.   He told me “they are … Continue reading

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My First Camera

Living in the Past:  My first serious camera was a 35 millimeter Argus C3.  I cannot recall how I got it, but I think it was a hand me down from someone.  It had a cold and calculating appearance, with … Continue reading

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Sideburns?

Living in the Past:  Back in the 1970’s sideburns were the rage for men.  This may have been a development from the mop head look introduced by the Beatles back in the 1960’s According to Wikipeda:  Sideburns or sideboards[1] are … Continue reading

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JFK’s in Town

Living in the Past:  I remember the day John Fitzgerald Kennedy came to town.  I was in the crush of people waiting to see the man I most admired at the time coming into our town.  To me it was … Continue reading

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Music Changes Me

I probably have my parents to thank for my appreciation of music.  My dad played an upright bass.  My mom loved singing with her siblings and performed with the Sweet Adelines, an international organization of women dedicated to preserving barbershop … Continue reading

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What Happens When I Write

I thought it worthwhile to ponder what happens when I write.  It is largely a mystery to me, but yet something I enjoy doing and work at passionately until I am happy with the result. I would like to be … Continue reading

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A First Prize Day

Last Saturday took First Prize in the annals of my memory.  The wife and I got out of bed when we were ready and not when the clock alarmed us.   We had a leisurely breakfast.  I went off to a … Continue reading

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