Category Archives: Article

Modern: What’s In A Word

Modern Times Cafe, Minneapolis, MN   12/12/2013 Built in 1909, the Modern has had an interesting past. Most recently as a restaurant in an ethnic neighborhood. But before there was the Modern Times Cafe there had been: Meat Market Dry … Continue reading

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Orchid and Flame and the Anthropocene

Last year was drought and this Spring has been wet, overcast, and cool: for now the drought is a distant memory. Anthropocene I’ve been thinking about the new epoch we are living in, the Anthropocene. It is the first historical … Continue reading

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Of Politics, Possibilities, and Egos

I intended this post to be about the fund raising luncheon for Senator Al Franken that I attended on Sunday. There was to be a photo or two of the Senator speaking and a short summary of what was said. … Continue reading

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Bicyclist Builds Virtual Company

Doug Shidell is a bicyclist who rides for pleasure and as a part of daily life, such as going to neighborhood stores. Doug is also a 21st century entrepreneur who discovered through his biking, a niche map making business that … Continue reading

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Today Was Becky’s Birthday

Today, was Becky’s birthday; she would have been 63. I started the day by going to the patisserie. It was our special place to go for breakfast treats.  I need to start my day there because I often run into … Continue reading

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A Winter’s Tale

One grey Ohio winter when I was about 10, my mother, father and I drove from Columbus north to my Uncle Norman’s farm, a few miles outside of Fostoria. It was Sunday and we were going to visit my father’s … Continue reading

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Of Flags and Change and Becoming

I’m reading a book titled, the Book of Awakening, by Mark Nepo. It contains inspirational readings for each day of the year. Each one starts with a poem or quote followed by a short essay and then a series of … Continue reading

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Victor and Uno (a story)

  Victor and Uno,  08/09/2012 What is the back story of this image? Why does this guy have a fancy pigeon riding on his shoulder? Perhaps the man is a “mumbler”, a term I heard in New York City that … Continue reading

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The Copyist: Resurrecting Old Negatives

The Copyist was taken in the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, in 1991. I prefer using available light which in this case was a mix of fluorescent and heavily overcast daylight. The painter is reproducing Women Ironing by Degas. At the … Continue reading

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Saguaro

    Saguaro Sentinel The Saguaro cactus is an amazing plant. The largest cactus in the U.S., it is found only in the Sonora Desert that spreads from northern Mexico into Arizona. A fully mature Saguaro can grow to about 80 … Continue reading

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