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People Places 07-11-2015 Smartphone Saturday: Arthur’s Seat

Nope. No lengthy stories for you today since today is another Smartphone Saturday. A photoblogger needs a bit of rest after all! That means I’ll leave you with an unedited photo from my trusty smartphone. This vista comes to you from the top of Arthur’s Seat — a dormant volcano in the center of Edinburgh, …

Places 07-10-2015 Over the Mighty Columbia River

My day started at 3:30am. The early wake up was due to the fact that I had a 6:00am flight to Portland, Oregon to catch. Though I get the feeling that my nerves would have nudged me into the waking world early even if I didn’t have to hop a plane that day. You see, …

Things 07-09-2015 Green Sea Turtles, Attack!

I’ve never really thought of turtles as being bloodthirsty. Not until one viciously attacked my son at Kiholo Bay. Well, maybe “attacked” isn’t the right word. And “viciously” is probably an overstatement. But not as far as my son was concerned!

Things 07-07-2015 Irrepressible

Since the advent of the camera, the world has been graced with some incredible images of irrepressible spirit. Think back to that iconic photo of the man in the path of the tank at Tiananmen Square. Or the photo of the Buddhist monk who set himself on fire in protest. Or the migrant mother shouldering her children …

People 07-04-2015 Smartphone Saturday: Nickel Creek on Stage

Saturday is my sabbath from blogging. No Photoshop edits, no DSLR camera, no tripods, no hours of writing. Just simple unedited photos from my smartphone with a bit of detail. Today’s photo comes from the Oakland, California stop of Nickel Creek’s Reunion Tour. After getting word that my favorite genre-bending bluegrass band had broken up …

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Places Things 07-03-2015 Ferry Crossing to Iona

We Americans are used to notion of driving anywhere we want to go. We’re accustomed to land, lots of land, stretching out over the contours of a gigantic continent. No wilderness will stop us from laying railroad track and pouring new highways to take us where we need to go. Heck, this is the home of the cross-country …

Things 07-02-2015 Early Morning, Crooked Spine

It had been a long couple of weeks leading into this Hawaiian vacation, and I was looking forward to catching up on my sleep. Sleep must not have wanted to be caught, however. I woke up just before 6:00am on my first day in Hawaii in a condo full of sleeping family –which I had no intention …

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People Places 07-01-2015 Lava Tube Adventure

Sometimes I get the feeling that my daughter is more courageous than me. All this time I thought that I was supposed to be modeling boldness and drive for my little girl. Yet she’s the one who coaxed me further into the lava tube near mile marker 91.

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