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2017 Eclipse and Mt Hood

August 23, 2017

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The eclipse trip came together in a wham-bam sort of way.  I ordered the appropriate 10 stop ND filter, twice, including trying to have it come to Government Camp at Mt. Hood where we were staying and it never showed. The night before I made 8 pinhole cameras in a flurry of activity. We spent […]

2017 Fourth of July Focus Blur

July 10, 2017

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That may or may not be a metaphor. This year was a crazy year with barely a minute to think. Sandy’s party came together at the last minute and off to Rye we went. Last year, I meant to try focus blurring, but instead made up aperture blurring, which never was a thing and still […]

The Best (Sci-Fi) Novel You Never Heard Of

June 23, 2017

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And a Cool Competition Where You Can Get a Free Copy John Steakley only wrote two novels: Armor, and Vampires before he died of cancer. Armor is ~500 pages. In college five of us read it in 4 days. One  person would stay up all night reading it, hand it to the next at breakfast. […]

Doovall Car Show

June 5, 2017

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Went to the Duvall Days car show (don’t know why they call it that, it’s only one day, but anyway..) The light was good for shooting cars, nice and flat so you don’t have to worry about too many hot spots on the chrome. Never a big show, attendance was light this year. And, despite […]

No, Really, I’m Writing a Novel

May 17, 2017

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Now that Forest God is dead and gone, I’m dusting off Boa, New Mexico. I was much inspired by having a beer with my friend Matt Ruff who writes what can only be over-simplified as “whacky” stuff only minutes after HBO picked up his latest book Lovecraft Country to turn into a series. That helped […]

Ray Bradbury’s The Swan/Prequel to Old-Fashioned Lime-Vanilla Ice

May 17, 2017

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Why I vow to never order chocolate ice cream again Like the Martian Chronicles, you can view Dandelion Wine as essentially a series of short stories set in the same milieu. Many of the chapters from DW were reprinted as individual short stories. In fact, this story “The Swan” was first published Cosmopolitan, September 1954, […]

Stories of the Sea, The Lobster

May 12, 2017

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My friend Bob Triggs shared the feature image with me on fb, the day before the event. I looked at it with mild interest a couple of times, went to possibly the worst website I’ve ever seen, then noticed that there was an email address on the original image if you wanted to be a […]