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A new adventure!

Well this is exciting, isn’t it? A bright and brilliant new blog! After the untimely destruction of my last blog, I decided the time was right to get cracking on some new writing. 1,181 more words

Book Review

What to do when you get negative feedback

This is life, and let’s faces it we are never going to hear exactly what we want at all times, ESPECIALLY when it comes to feedback. 520 more words

Intern Tales

I’ve been getting frustrated this week.

It seems that no matter how much I learn or how hard I work, I’m just not succeeding in the timing that I’d like. 135 more words

Criticism 2: “Who Cares?”

This video is a preemptive response to the obvious question about an exploration of possible electoral fraud in Alaska in 2008: “So what, who cares?  That was six years ago.” 485 more words


Up close and personal

I have been saving up for a while in order to invest in a new lens. I came to the conclusion that the 50mm f/1.4 wasn’t worth having (apparently it isn’t any better than the f/1.8 lens, which I have), and I can’t afford the f/1.2. 266 more words


A 'Bon Appetit'? Sorry, Mine's Sour

To: Adam Rapoport, editor, Bon Appetit

From: A Longtime Reader

Re: Cancel My Subscription

Dear Mr. Rapoport:

I’ve subscribed to your magazine for a long time. 540 more words


'A Dark Brown Dog' by Stephen Crane

A Dark Brown Dog by Stephen Crane, 1901

The magic trick:

Using a metaphor to comment on a major historical time period with a story about a dog… 351 more words