Author: Paul

I plan to take my niece, Kayla, to Guatemala this year. She’s never been out of the country before and, actually, not to far from the confines of Ohio. I feel that I have benefited greatly from travel and wish to offer her the opportunity for those same benefits. She’s 17. It’s a great place to start. She’s already applied for her passport. Now, all we need to do is wait for it to show up and then I can…

I think that it was sometime around 9th grade, 1976 or so. I was taking Spanish. The school had arranged a trip to Mexico, or perhaps Spain. I don’t really remember the details. I wanted to go, but my parents said no. Looking back, I can understand why they said that. I was in the Spanish class but not engaged at all. I was going through the motions. I just wanted to go on the trip because I thought it…

A couple of weeks ago, my good friend Adam was kind enough to take me to the gun range and show me how to shoot. I’d never fired a real gun before and thought that I’d give it a try. The experience was quite fun. I plan to do it again. We started with the safety instructions and with the practice pistol, pictured as yellow, but it was in fact, orange – strange lighting and white balance challenges. After safety…

It’s NY and I this little micro project could have been hundreds of photos long, easy picking. One day I was out walking and just noticed how many people had their phones out while walking down the street, crossing busy streets and avenues, on the riverfront where some beautiful views were unfolding, in restaurants, walking along The High Line, at lunch with their coworkers and friends, and the list goes one. After very few shots, I became disinterested, honestly, because…

As an older fella, I didn’t even know what “TL;DR” meant until just a few weeks ago. In fact, I had to look it up online. I kept seeing it there and there. I thought that it was some misplaced HTML code 🙂 For those of you who don’t know, TL;DR stands for Too Long; Didn’t Read. Basically, it seems, people, especially younger ones, have no desire to read things that are involved, or semi-involved … writings more than say…

I have just returned from another work trip to NYC. While there I put in quite a few miles on the sneakers, in fact, more miles in any one week than I’ve never done before. I walked about 60 miles in 7 days, all around Manhattan. I walked up to Central Park, through Times Square, down to Greenwich Village, almost to The Battery, The High Line, and all points in between. My Fitbit was praising me quite a bit. 🙂…

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