Author: Paul

As I get older, read more, understand more, I keep coming around to this word, gratitude. During a recent conversation with my Spanish teacher, Vidal, I was sharing pictures of Central Park with him. He enjoyed the scenes and said, wistfully, that he wished that there was something near him where he could go, lie in the park, take his shoes off and sleep, like the man pictured here. There, in Guatemala, it’s just not safe. As a minimum, he…

When I wake up in the morning, I usually have a gander at my phone to see what the weather is like if there is any chance of rain within the next hour or two. This particular morning was no different. I got up, got dressed, and headed out the door. When I stepped off of the stoop, I felt a few raindrops on my head. I looked up at the sky and saw some ominous clouds moving in from…

OK. So not exactly $1,000, but $948 – close enough. Since I sent my Canon S90 off to its untimely demise with Tony, some 3 years ago (I’ve never seen one picture from the camera after that), I’ve missed having a camera that I could put into my pocket when I’m out walking or whatever. I did some research before going to NY and found some high-end point and shoots. Namely, those will larger sensors, like the Sony RX 100…

I’ve heard some people say that New Yorkers are rude. I wouldn’t say that. It’s not been my experience. New York, specifically, Manhattan, is a busy place. There are lots of people, traffic, and things to do. I might go as far to say that some New Yorkers can be brusque, but perhaps the word “efficient” is a kinder, more telling word. 🙂 I was walking down 25th Street on the way to work when I was passing two gentlemen…

It seems to me that photographers, or those with a camera in their hands, have either become to be seen as an annoyance/possible terrorist or a paycheck. Recently, NY created color-coded zones in Times Square because all of the costumed characters who were DEMANDING tips. If you took a picture with them, or a selfie, they were demanding to get paid. Often times, I read, there were overly aggressive characters who wouldn’t give change, harassed people walking by, or just…

They say that you can get pretty much whatever you want to eat in NY, and I suppose that is pretty close to the truth. You want Indian food? No problem. You just have to pick from the 50 or more restaurants. Thai? Same “issue”. Mexican? Even more to choose from. How about Ethiopian? Got it covered! So, my coworker, Jeremy, asked me: So, Paul. How adventurous of an eater are you? My reply: It depends. There are just some…

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