Author: Paul

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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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Growing up in Akron, Ohio, we had a mail carrier for our neighborhood named Mike. From the time that I was old enough to recognize people, until I left home, I believe, Mike was our guy. Every Christmas, my mother would give him a Christmas card and $20 or $30 as a gift. Mike was the regular guy, but unpredictable. Some days we would get our mail at 11:00 AM, other times, 6:00 PM. We just didn’t know when he…

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The other day, I mentioned a particular camera road that I’d been down. Then, I discovered that, lo and behold, there was another road that I’d been down, too – the 1″ sensor road. Anyone remember the Nikon 1 V1? That was Nikon’s early 1″ sensor camera. The current version is the V3. I wrote about it here. I rented one, gave it a whirl, and decided that, though I liked the image quality, it just wasn’t pocket-sized enough and…

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I know! I know! Usually it’s chicken & waffles and, no, I didn’t make a typo – though, if I had, that would have been a pretty egregious typo! 🙂 Sunday morning, Vanessa and I got up, went for a nice hike in the park, put in some miles and some “stairs”, or elevation, came back, got cleaned up and headed out to breakfast. We decided to go to iHop. As we were fairly early, 9:30 or so, we beat…

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A friend of Vanessa’s had a camera and when I saw it, I had an instant attraction to it. I noted the brand and model and decided to have a look to see how much it costs. Well, before I divulge that info, let me say that I’ve been down that exact road before. In fact, I had it on order, I wrote a blog post about it here, 5-1/2 years ago, but I never ordered one – for whatever…

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About a week ago, Vanessa got a call from her son, Henry. She said that he sounded quite shaken. Her first thought was that he’d been in a car accident. After calming him down a bit, having him speak a bit slower, she understood that lightning had struck the huge oak tree that towered above her house. He said that there was an extremely loud “pop” and bark and branches flew everywhere. She asked for his assessment of the situation…

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