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Daily Photography

I encourage you to indulge in your hobby daily. My favorite hobby is photography. I’ve wanted to learn photography since I was in high school, but, until the birth of digital photography, it always felt beyond my reach.  I got interested again because, about ten years ago, someone asked me what I liked to do […]

Tracking The Fat Man

Time to watch for the jolly old elf! As I usually do at this time of year, I’m reminding you of where to find Santa and, more specifically, how to track his progress. During the Cold War, NORAD stood between us and what we were sure was complete destruction at the hands of the Soviets. […]

5 Photo Exercises

Did you get a new camera at Christmas? If you did, maybe you’re still learning just how that camera works.  I know, when I got my first digital camera it took weeks of fiddling around to get comfortable with it.  Not only that, but, since I hadn’t really been a photographer in the first place, there […]

Christmas Music for Free

Yes, free Christmas music. Normally, I share this sort of thing well in advance of Christmas, but, well, time got away from me.  Still, I love Christmas music of almost any kind and everyone loves things that are free.  So, combining the two is my way of spreading some holiday cheer! For a number of […]

Santa Tracker

Next week is Christmas, so, as I have traditionally done, I’m reminding you of where to find Santa. During the Cold War, NORAD stood between us and what we were sure was complete destruction at the hands of the Soviets.  Thankfully, that never came to pass, and I have often wondered what NORAD has done […]

Free Indie Christmas Music

Yes, free Christmas music. I love Christmas music of almost any kind.  And, of course, I love things that are free.  So, combining the two is my way of spreading some holiday cheer! For many years, the music blog Stereogum shared a special Christmas mix of free, downloadable MP3s from Indie artists, some you may […]

GIF Christmas Tree

That’s pronounced like the peanut butter brand, by the way. Here’s a fun, free way to get into the holiday spirit; make an animated Christmas tree graphic! Giphy is a site that collects animated GIFs.  It’s an interesting site, but I honestly am not sure how they make money.  In any case, last year at […]

Resolution Generator

Christmas is over and the New Year looms near! Traditionally, this time of year is when we review our lives and find fault with everything we didn’t accomplish in the preceding year, then make ridiculous promises to ourselves about how we’re going to do better in the coming year.  We call them “New Year’s Resolutions”, […]

Expanded Santa Tracker

I do this every year. I guess I’m just a kid at heart, because I feel the need to link to the Official NORAD Santa Tracker every year. I doubt most of the readers of either of my blogs either bother with this because they don’t have kids, or they already know about it because, […]

Camera Bank

I won’t call it a coin bank. I mean, theoretically, you can just put coins in it, but if you’re saving for camera gear, those coins had better be silver dollars! I’m a sucker for kitsch as much as the next guy, but, when I saw this bank in the shape of a camera from […]


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