Author: Paul

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I met Fernando, who is from Spain, when I worked at AIG. He’s been in the US for 30 years, speaks perfect English and even remembers a bit of his Spanish, though I have to help him with a word now and again. 😉 He’s very gracious to help me get better at speaking Spanish. We’ve taken to having lunch together at least once a month, more if possible. I wish that I had taken pictures of the place that…

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During this morning’s walk, I noticed several spiderwebs on various bushes, all saturated with dew. We haven’t had any appreciable amount of rain in several weeks, only hot weather, high humidity. The retention ponds are pretty low as well due to the heat and subsequent evaporation, but the ducks are making the best of it. It appears that the herons have moved on to find deeper water. Hopefully, now that summer is officially over, we can get some autumn-like weather…

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Tim is a friend of mine. We met about 5 years ago. He’s a confirmed geek and proud of it. He has a Star Trek magnet on each side of his jeep. He had a Bernie Sanders magnet on his jeep, too, which I tried diligently to remove and discard, but he kept busting me! 🙂 Since I’ve known him he’s been talking about writing this book and that, getting published, etc. He writes almost daily. Like most authors, he’s…

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During my evaluation of the Fuji X100T, I decided to take my Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark I (Wow! That’s rather cumbersome). As I walked along the sidewalk, there was a hawk perched on the telephone line. I took a few shots, then noticed that as I walked a little further, the sun could be seen above the treetops, so I framed the featured shot. At the time, I was wishing that I had brought along a longer lens, but then…

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We met a few weeks ago in Boone. She looked somewhat familiar. I was immediately attracted. For the past 7 days, I’ve spent time with her. We’ve gone on long walks, hung out in Asheville, and various other places. She’s pretty much been my constant companion for a week. Vanessa got to meet her, too, and agreed that she was attractive, in an old school kind of way. The she that I’m talking about, in this case, is the Fuji…

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A couple of weeks ago, I watched my first-ever Apple product announcement. It took them about 3 hours to say what, in my opinion, could have comfortably been said in half that time. That said, I do understand that there “had to be” speeches, etc, to hype the launch. Got to keep the buying public needing, wanting, and loving your product. I popped in and out, listening here and there. Finally, when they got to the iPhone 7, I was…

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